The 266 that names this blog is the ugly truth that stared back at me from my in-laws bathroom floor one evening a few months ago after a typical home cooked holiday feast. I was sure the scale was broken. I knew I was tipping two fifty, but I couldn't actually be two hundred and sixty-six pounds, could I? Sure, it wasn't the stark naked, first thing in the morning, right after finishing that time of the month 'ideal' conditions for weighing myself, but I was flabbergasted that it could possibly be that high. What could I do about it?!? There was only one solution... I went and had dessert. Yup. That pretty much sums up my eating pattern for the last decade and a half.
Beginning this journal I weigh in at a smidge under two hundred and fifty-five pounds - eleven down from my highest number, but seven up from where I was at the end of June. I thought I had finally found my groove, but I'm right back where I was such a short time ago. It's so frustrating! I've played this game too many times and I don't want to continue coming up short. I want a long term solution and I need to ditch this stereotypical yo-yo'ing that I've been doing.
I am starting this blog to help keep myself on track. My plan is to advertise the URL on a website or two to try and attract some followers who will help keep me in check. One of my main failings in my past weight loss efforts has been that I don't hold myself accountable, so I am hoping that some nice people out there will basically stay on my tail, encourage me when I'm doing well, and kick butt when I have been letting things slide. I am not looking for abuse, but guidance, suggestions, wisdom, understanding, and advice are more than welcome!