Well, I did it. I was honest with myself. I re-entered the weight I now am -- 126 lbs. -- the same weight I was when I started MFP a year ago. My ticker shows the truth -- 0 lb. lost. It makes a big difference to actually claim it and look at it on a screen. I basically regained the same six lbs. I gained back in less than one month what it took me 6 months of tracking and exercise to lose. I thought that I should just wait a bit until it comes off, but just had my check-up today, and that's what the scale said. There is no point in being denial. I am just another of those food addicts who gains and loses the same weight every year due to bad holiday eating and lack of discipline. The funny thing is -- my doctor didn't even yell at me. He just acted like "It's just holiday weight like everyone puts on. Your heart and BP are normal." Yet we know that the average American gains 5+ lbs. every holiday, and never takes it off, eventually accumulating the pounds to the point of obesity. I feel medical professionals should do better about holding patients more accountable to their health.
January 7, 2015 2:15AM
edited January 2015