One thing I'm very good at is self-sabotage. I wish I were not an expert at this, believe me. From the end of November running up to the Holidays, I was able to lose about ten pounds through diet and consistent exercise. But then... the Holidays... you know, same old story. I think succumbing to Peanut Brittle pushed me over the edge. I didn't gain an enormous amount of weight, but still... Next year, I will abstain in order not to have a repeat! No more sabotage!
Like many in January, I re-committed and re-started for the New Year. Since then, I've been following a month-long vegan plan, and feel very good actually. It's a plan set out by a dietitian, not something I grabbed off the Interwebs, or from some other blogger who doesn't know what they're doing. It is plan that emphasizes health and the calories per day are in the 1600 to 1900 range. But I must admit, I do miss chicken, fish and especially ground beef in chilli. And cheese! The calories and macros and such are calculated on the plan, and I'm meeting my targets. I will likely go back to being an omnivore when the vegetarian plan is over, but will try and choose plant protein over animal protein when possible.
Right now, my weight is at 188.2 lbs.