I have a dirty secret – that awesome 45 lbs lost in my sidebar… its a lie! Ok, not a lie as much as no longer true. About a month ago, I weighed 263 lbs and updated the site to reflect that. BUT two days later, for reasons I truly have been unable to explain, I jumped to 273! Yes, I gained 10 pounds in two days!
I thought it was water weight – some sort of glitch. I figured I would see that come off quickly. Then a week later I ran 26 miles in a training run. After that run I was certain I would be back down to my 263 number… but I wasn’t. I still had those 10 mystery pounds hanging on.
It’s been three weeks since the training run and a month since I picked up 10 lbs and if they were a glitch, they aren’t now. I haven’t kept a diet journal in weeks – I’ve eaten out of control – and I have picked up a couple more pounds. I don’t know my exact weight right now because I am out of town (for the marathon next week) but at last count I was over 275.
I was hoping to be close to 250 by the big race this Sunday – instead I would love to just get back down to 265! I am still going to run 26.2 miles Sunday – and I’m going to finish. But I asked the question a few months ago, “What’s next?” I now see that question as more important than ever…