As I mentioned I have an issue with binge eating. Once I got the weight off I thought I would be able to indulge in those items I had given up eating for over a year… such as donuts, pizza, hamburgers … and potatoes! Since I was so active with the different events I was participating in the weight did not initially start coming back on. However, in the summer of 2012 I developed a severe case of plantar fasciitis followed by a 2 month bout of tennis elbow. My running and lifting were significantly limited during this time. I began decreasing my time in the gym… and the weight slowing began creeping back on. I had several changes occur in my life… job, school, a change of address (we sold our home of 8 years and moved into a rental). By December of 2013 I was back up to 185 pounds. I decided enough was enough. I missed wearing my smaller clothes as well as being able to effectively participate in the events that I enjoy, such as 5K runs and sprint triathlons.
2014 has been a year of ups and downs so far. I started the year off right. I was following a keto-adaptive diet and managed to lose about 25 pounds. Life interfered again and 20 of those pounds have crept back on. However, I am like an Energizer bunny… I just keep trying! I am re-establishing my exercise routine as well as starting to head back into the keto-adaptive lifestyle. I am looking forward to going back East next May to participate with this team in this awesome event.