True Confessions Of A "LOST" Addict

Due to a back injury two weeks ago, I've had to severely cut back on my activity level. I've been limited to walking the dogs, and to some easy lap swimming. It's driving me crazy that I can't participate in all of my normal activities, but I do want to do the right thing, and give my back a chance to heal.

Now the smart thing to do, in conjunction with my decrease in activity level, would be to slightly decrease my calorie intake. I just don't need the same amount of calories that I usually need to support 2.5 hours of vigorous swim workouts, 2 hours of hard cycling, 2 hours of weighted workouts, and 2 hours of tennis every week. And in all honesty, even the dog walks have been shortened during my rehab.

So, I'm here to confess, that over the past two weeks, I've gained almost two pounds of unwanted fat....mainly because I didn't cut back on my calories the way I knew I should have. I think I may have even been eating more than normal, because I was feeling a little sorry for myself, and over-indulged in some comfort meals and snacks.

With my True Confession to you, comes my redemption...which means that I'm going to get back on track, watch what and how much I eat, and be sure to balance my calories in vs calories out. I'll have to be extra diligent in order to get rid of the weight I did gain.

Throughout your life, you will see your weight fluctuate for various reasons. It's just not reality that you're never going to gain any weight ever again. The lesson to be learned, is that you need to nip it in the bud as soon as possible and get back on track. My two pounds of fat should come off pretty quickly and easily. But, if this went on longer and I had gained 20 pounds, well, that is a much harder and more daunting task to be facing.

Oh, and want to know what brought on this whole episode, how I hurt my back? I hurt my back slouching on the couch for 4.5 hours while watching the series finale of LOST.