The temptation, of course, is to turn to quick weight loss solutions instead of working on the lifestyle basics: healthy eating and proper exercise. This week has been much better, as I have walked outdoors at least 30 minutes every day since Sunday and I have avoided eating like it is my full-time job.
Yet even though I can rationalize some of my weight gain by recognizing I was chained to my chair cranking out my dissertation for a large chunk of the period in which my weight climbed, this is no consolation. I know that I could have maintained my exercise regimen and at least avoided gaining weight, and it is through daily exercise that I accomplished the 25-pound drop over the four-month period.
Though this post was largely a self-reflective piece of navel-gazing (literally and figuratively), thanks for reading!