“Isn’t there like a statue of limitations on that?”
“Statute of limitations. It’s not a statue.”
“No, it’s statue.”
“Fine, it’s a sculpture of limitations.”
– Kramer and Jerry, in “The Cafe”
I’ve mentioned this before, but each and every Wednesday when I post the percentage chart, I always feel a bit silly. Until recently I’ve been up at the top pretty much on my own, and I honestly haven’t felt like it was an accurate depiction of whats been going on. It’s been quite a long time since I really made significant progress towards my goals, and I have been in maintenance mode for the better part of a year now. I keep asking myself the same question over and over.
Is it time to move on from being a guy who lost a lot of weight, to just a skinnyfat white guy?
I think for me, that time has come. Now when I step on the scale, I don’t think about where I’ve come from, but rather the ten pounds I’ve packed on over the winter. I am struggling with what everyone else struggles with. I am trying not to eat too much when I go out with friends. I am trying to get good workouts in during the week, and trying not to let all of that run my everyday life.
Honestly, the hard part of this whole journey has really just begun. Now is the make or break moment where I need to follow through and make lasting life long changes to prevent myself from getting back into the obese category that I fought to break free from.
So . . . I decided yesterday to reset my percentage weight loss back to 0. In fact I believe my percentage is now negative since I gained from last week to this week… and I kind of like that. I like not having that huge ~35% buffer to hide behind, pretending like I have pounds to spare . . . or some weird logic like that.
I guess it is kind of like the new guy at work. Eventually, he stops being the new guy.