Let's just title this response "I ABSOLUTELY SUCK"
Back in the spring I was killing it.....training for a half marathon and hitting low weights I hadn't seen since my 20's.
I began carbing up for my half marathon (which was totally unnecessary by the way), and pretty much kept carbing after the race was done. About 4 days after the race my wife had our 3rd baby, and I have been in sleep deprivation mode since then.
Sleep deprivation means:
- no motivation
- no exercise
- less time to prepare healthy meals (and more ordering in!)
The results have been devastating. I weighed in last Monday with the following stats:
Weight: 190 Pounds
Total Weight Gain from Trough: 17 pounds
Back to within about 5 pounds of when I started primal in the first place. The most shocking thing was how quickly i gained 15 pounds, and I really haven't been eating THAT bad and still somewhat primal most of the time. I think going from 20+ miles run per week to zero may have been the bigger catalyst.
Anywhoo, last Monday I started a primal three week hard core challenge, and we shall start this whole thing over again. Having done this with ease before, I have a high level of confidence that I can be back into a healthy weight range by the end of the three week period (healthy = 179 or less).
Let this be a lesson to you people -- don't have babies.