When I last wrote about my regain of last year, it was nearly a month ago. It feels funny to talk about regain the day after a success story article was posted, but I am coming to terms that which can be done can be undone. It might just take more work. Since posting about the 15 pound loss, I had three weeks with no further progress. In that time, I had running distances of 29 miles, 39 miles, and 38 miles. I did have my 40th birthday and perhaps overate around those days.
The good news is I maintained the same 15 pound loss, and this week added another 4 pounds on top of the initial 15. I am still eating early OWL rungs for the most part during this time. My guidelines on how I eat daily have not changed much:
- Small breakfast almost every day (for example ham, cheese, pickle)
- Lunch – hot dog/kraut, beef sticks, cheeseburgers (onions, lettuce, mayo, mustard)
- Dinner – Generally a good-size low carb dinner
- Drinks – I would love to say I was drinking all my water, but I am probably drinking more diet soda than water. Recommended, no, Reality, yes.
My overall carbs per day is between 15-25g net carbs. I am still running 5 days a week often at night after dinner. My weight loss has often occurred on my mornings after days off running rather than the mornings after running late at night. I don’t doubt my runs contribute to the lower weight, but this is just a reminder that the body needs rest as much as it needs the run.