These results are not unexpected. December is never a good weight loss month.
And still I’m disappointed, as the last week of the month saw me go from holding steady to holding fat.
My 2018 goal of getting to 150 pounds meant I needed to lose 12.3 pounds this year. Instead, I gained 5.8 pounds. Now I need to lose 18.1 pounds. This is like math gone wrong.
Yet I remain cautiously optimistic and even feel bold enough to make a prediction: My weight will be down in January. January 2019, that is. Like, the month that starts in less than two hours
But in the meantime,. here are the grisly stats for December and the year to date. I blame the December results on the following:
- Ferraro Rocher
- Ritter Sport bars
- Breaking the “no snacks after dinner” rule about five thousand times
December 1: 165 pounds
December 31: 168.1 pounds (up 3.1 pounds)
Year to date: From 162.3 to 168.1 pounds (up 5.8 pounds)
And the body fat:
January 1: 18.5% (30.2 pounds of fat)
December 31: 19.2% (32.3 pounds of fat) (up 2.1 pounds)