Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Yo Yo Diet...

So here I am again. Another doctor's appointment and I still weigh the same amount I did this time last year.  That's right, I am still overweight and haven't lost anything.  If you can believe it.  I even have a gym membership that I pay for every month but barely use.  I haven't been eating well and that hasn't helped anything.

I started this blog when I had decided to make a life change and work hard through diet and exercise to lose weight and feel better about myself.  Honestly it worked.  Through hard work and eating right I started to lose weight until I plateaued and was stuck at a weight for like three weeks.  It didn't stop me from trying until I got injured.  That is what put me back into my old habits.  Back into that pattern of the yo yo.  Up and down, up and down, up and down and now I am back up.

It's not comfortable being overweight, in fact I make jokes about it so that people don't see that there are actually some pains involved in being heavy.  I hate that I have to worry about things on trips with the youth, like which roller coasters I can and can not ride.  I worry about the water slides at the waterpark.  It's very stressful.

Food has always been my vice. It comforts me and makes me happy.  I have always turned to food when things bring me down.  I have never smoked  or been a big drinker, but I can always put away some food. 

It is hard to diet when you like food so much.  It really does make it difficult to pass over food when it is put in front of you!  I don't know how I was able to do it for so long.  It is a cycle that is hard for me to break. 

However, I believe that is enough is enough and I am going to take another stab at changing my life.  I am going to try and make that lifestyle change I need to make.  I am going to live healthy.  I have too.  I have to change things.

It is said that your body is a temple, well mine is a warehouse.  I want to make it into a garage.  Through diet, exercise, prayer, and Me and JC, I am going to make it happen. 

Now I am realistic and I am going to go for it, but I can't until Monday.  No matter how badly I want to start, I am going to Busch Gardens on Saturday.  I am going to eat better than I have before when I have been there, and all the walking around sure will help but I know better than to start a diet before a trip like this. 

Get ready world, I am cutting the string of my yo yo and I am moving in the right direction!  Let's do this thing!


  1. it is hard Eric! I have lost about 30 pounds over 3 years and still have some to go. (Keep in mind I am 4'11" - not many places to put it away). It is a journey... I love food too and you can't quit food. Happy to help if I can, I have lots of resources. I love myfitnesspal and I have a great workout source!