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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 |

7 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.