I've been on the road about 14 of the past 21 days, and during that time, I've pretty much stayed away from the scale. But this morning, I decided to brave it and step back on that magic number box.
Imagine my surprise when I saw that I had gained four whole pounds. Four pounds in three weeks. WHAT THE HELL?!
How does a person gain four pounds in three weeks?
Admittedly, I wasn't exercising as much or eating as well as I normally do when I was on the road, but it's not like I was spending my days sitting on my butt eating bon bons and potato chips. In fact, I ate almost nothing of the sort—or at least not any more often than usual. It almost seems like I gained four pounds just because I was away from my routine, and that doesn't seem right. Four whole pounds? Give me a freaking break!
I had really hoped to break into the 180s before the blog hit the one-year mark in a few weeks, so I have to say that I find this news pretty disheartening. Still, I'm not giving up. I have almost two full weeks left to get back where I was and drop another pound or two. Who says I can't do it? If I can gain four pounds as a result of being away from my routine, maybe I can lose that much from getting back to it.