So I recently realized that I suck at finding a balance between my social life and my healthy life. Yes, I know they should be intertwined and one and the same, but it’s hard.
For me, socializing means going out with friends, whether it is to dinner, a brewery, a bar, a club, trivia night. From November to March, I was good at socializing sober. And avoiding the eating out situation. My plans would be to eat at home first THEN meet up with my friends.
So the weight loss thing has been stagnant. Not because of my body. But because I haven’t been as rigorous in tracking my calories and monitoring what I eat. The brilliant thing is that I’ve maintained my 203.4 pounds for the last two and a half weeks.
Why is this awesome?
Because it means that even without tracking, I’m making conscious choices. SURE. I could be losing weight a lot quicker. Sure. I could definitely be monitoring stricter and not drinking so many beers when we go to visit all these San Diego breweries. And sure, I could definitely say no to some tater tots, but I’m trying to find a good balance.
Since November, when I decided to regain control of my life and find my health again, I’ve been steadily losing weight. Even if it was just a few pounds a month, it was a continuous downward trend.
Up until March.
March was a busy month for me and I was on the East Coast in Washington, DC and NYC for two weeks. I left weighing 209 pounds, and I came back the beginning of April weighing 209 pounds.
I was definitely upset.