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Back On The Wagon

By Wyatt Earp | January 17, 2009

kung-fu-pandaLast January, . After the six-month battle of the bulge, I lost 40 pounds – from 236 to 196. The competition ended on June 30th, and I rested on my laurels for the next six months. While I was still exercising, I had become lax with my Weight Watchers program.

Today, I hopped on the scale and was mortified to see that it read 200 pounds. I had gained four pounds since June 30th, and while it may not seem like much, I can almost see (and feel) myself becoming a fat slob again. Weight gain is a slippery chocolate slope, and I was riding the wave.

No longer.

Starting today, I am back on the program. I want to get down to 185 pounds (I’m 5’9″) by the summer. The last time I was 185 was during my freshman year of college, so I know it won’t be easy. I will continue to post my progress here every Saturday – as RT does – and with any luck (and will power), I’ll be able to get to my university weight.

Wish me luck.

Topics: Weight Loss | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Back On The Wagon”

  1. RT Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I’m trying to get to 10th grade weight. Luckily, I looked rather slim even though I was two inches shorter than I am now. Heh.

    I have a pair of pinstripe jeans in my closet waiting for my happy dance.

    I’ll figure out this thyroid/fluid/hell and when I do….the happy dance will not be far out of reach.

    You can and will do it! Time to get back to the marathon. :)

  2. Sully Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Good bacon……. I mean luck.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    RT – I can’t wait until I fit back into my parachute pants. Heh.

    Sully – Mmm . . . bacon!!! Bastard.

  4. Diller Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Wyatt,you are young enough,and I’m sure you have the self discipline to reach your goal. For myself,I’ll remain somewhere around 255,bald,gray bearded and enjoying my bourbon. However after a year of Obamaomics,I might be 155,balder,white bearded and enjoying home brew. Good luck.

  5. Jim Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I have two words for you Wyatt – Joey Vento!!

  6. Kim Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    My goal is 100 pounds. That is what I have to lose. I won’t mention when I last weighed less than 160. But I have a feeling the three children (2 of them with pneumonia) have something to do with my current predicament.

    I just need to stop making excuses.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 17th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Diller – Moonshine has its benefits, though. Heh.

    Jim – I don’t know how he stays so thin running a steak place like that. No clue.

    Kim – Start walking. Start with a half mile and work your way up another half mile in a week or two. That’s how I started, and now I’m cycling 5 miles a day – when it’s not 30 below – and I’m walking 5 miles when I don’t ride.

  8. becky Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I to have put myself back on WW due to gaining 10 of the 30 pounds I lost. Good luck…

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Becky – Thanks! You too. Congrats on losing the 30, though!

  10. Earl Says:
    January 18th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    You are wished luck, but you have talent and discipline which will in the end mean more than luck in weight loss. Just remember that when you get to the 185, the wax job and the tanning saloon, oops salon, will be required before the after picture you were going to post beside the before shot. Or better yet, get one of the whole fine family in Sunday best done by a professional to share. Anyway, always, all the best in all you do.