Once more dear poundage, “Unto the breach…”

Cat on a Bathroom Scale (CC)

It Lies!

With apologies to Shakespeare, here I am once again charging, or should I say waddling, forward.  It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog so here is a quick update:

As I went into the UCWDC World Championships of Country Western Dance in Jan 2011, I weighed 238 lbs, a loss of of 37 lbs from my heaviest weight of 275.  Yay me!  I made it through the deadly months of October, November and December with its land mines of savory treats and communal eating.  I made it through the stress of preparing for the World Championships.  I was on track and although I had plateaued, I was at least *not* gaining weight.

I did pretty good at Worlds:  1st place (and a brand new World Championship title) with my dance partner in Couples Diamond III and 2nd overall in Couples Crystal III.  Yay!  I placed 2nd overall in Advanced Male Crystal Line Dance and Advanced Male Diamond Line Dance.  Yay!  I placed 2nd overall in Male Pro-Am Crystal and Diamond and 5th Overall in Open Male Pro-Am.  Not too shabby.

I came back and…

<insert sounds of thunder> <lower the lighting and insert sound track of ominous music indicating the hero of the story is about to encounter danger>

…and all hell broke loose at work.  Can we say “STRESS”?  Can we say “EXHAUSTION?” Can we say “total loss of control when it came to eating?”  Uh-huh.  Yep…

So now, here we are, in July.  Six and a half months after Worlds and I’m sitting at 260 lbs.  Still 15 lbs down from my heaviest but a gain of 22 lbs since Worlds.  So…how do we get started?  One tiny step at a time.  Here’s where I’m at:

  1. I revised my fitness goals.
  2. I updated my “reward” chart (where I reward myself when I meet certain goals)
  3. And tomorrow, I start back on the Jenny Craig program and will religiously follow the menu.  It was working so I know it will work again.

About TxCowboyDancer

Professional Dance Instructor teaching Country, Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Line Dance. Eleven time Country Dance World Champion.

Posted on Sun, Jul 10, 2011, in Misc and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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