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

Eleven time Country Dance World Champion. I love to dance. In the middle of a journey, transforming myself from "unemployed and out-of-shape" to "in-shape and full time dance instructor, writer and graphic artist."

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

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