An update on Scott Gets Fit

More like Scott Gets Fat! See what I did there?

My all time low was 281.1 way back in August of 2007. That’s 2 frickin years ago! Sadly, I’ve gained some weight back since then and I know exactly why:

  • I stopped going to the gym regularly
  • I fell back into bad eating habits (more on that in a minute)
  • I wrote two books

See, when I’m writing a book I tend to forget about everything else (including watching my weight). It is fine, really, since I can eat whatever I want, gain a few pounds, but know that once I’m done I’ll go back to the gym and eating sensibly and all will be fine.

That’s not what happened.

Despite finishing my latest book (which I hear will be available for purchase soon) I didn’t go back to the gym. I continued to have a couple of sweet treats a day (if one sweet treat is good, isn’t 3 so much better?). The end result is that I’ve gained back about 40 pounds of weight, which makes me a little sad.

However, now that I am getting married in just a few weeks I have motivation to get back on the getting fit bandwagon. Today marks the start of phase 1 of the South Beach diet (NO! CARBS! ‘Til the wedding!) and I am back to hitting the gym. In fact, I am going to see if I can’t go to the gym every day from now until September 26th (we’ll see if I can keep that up, but I will go at least 5 times a week).

I’ve lost this weight before, and I know I can do it again (at least I’m still well below my heaviest and my clothes still fit.. which is important!).

The key to success, at least for me, is having a goal. I don’t know how much weight I can reasonably lose before the wedding, so I am setting a goal of 50 pounds in 6 months. That seems more than reasonable to me and it’ll bring me 10 pounds below my best weight!

Here’s to getting fit… again!

4 responses to “An update on Scott Gets Fit”

  1. Good luck Scott!
    I’ve been on an up/down weight seesaw the last few months.
    Thing is… I think I might be close to doing something about it.
    .. eh .. maybe next week 🙂

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