Life Happens

It's been a while since my last post.  As they say, sometimes life happens!  It took about 5-6 weeks for me to get over my cold.  I'm still not 100%, but probably about 90-95%.  So I think that counts as over my cold.  My weight fluctuated wildly.  I came back from my cruise the same weight when I left it, 235 pounds.  Since then I've recorded weights as high as 250 pounds and as low as 227 (my new low weight since starting keto).  This morning I woke up at 231, so overall I'm feeling pretty good.  I've been very busy, and there isn't much sign of that lightening up.  The World Series of Poker is just starting seven weeks of tournaments.  In my spare time, I cover Minnesota for a poker magazine, so that will keep me busy with daily blog posts and tweets about Minnesota player results. There has also been some medical procedures for the family which has added more time and stress.

But I am determined to get back on track.  Even though I don't believe weight is a good measure of success, I still have a goal of being down 200 pound to 197 by my two year ketoversary on November 1.  This is 21 weeks, so we are looking at a 45 to 40 pound loss.  This is less than 2 pounds per week, but may still be a bit aggressive given how much weight I've already lost.  But I think I'll still use it as motivation.

I've also got to get back on track with the exercise.  It's been spotty while I've been recovering.  (I also haven't been getting enough sleep which definitely impacts my health negatively.)  I was especially sore after my first workout in a couple of weeks.  But the last couple have been a little easier.  I'm still not back to the same strength I had during the cruise, but I don't think it will take too long to get back into the swing of things.

I guess it just goes to show that no matter how motivated someone may feel, stuff can still through you off track.  That's not what matters.  What matters is that you are able to get yourself back on track and heading in the right direction.  What you do any given day doesn't really matter.  What matters is what you do day after day.  Success is a result of consistency, perseverance and continuous improvement.  That is what I strive for.  The occasional set back is just part of being human.

While waiting for my next post, you can read my last post which reviewed the excellent documentary, "The Magic Pill".

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