When I called this a journey, I was not joking. As much as I hate that I put some weight back on, I am thankful for the lesson. It has taught me so much. I do not think I would have handled reaching my goal weight, then learning this. That would have been awful. Because I have more to lose than I thought, I have a new target date. I plan to be at my goal weight/size by December 8th. My first short term goal is to have 16 lbs off by July 21st. This should be attainable as long as I measure everything against the “plan” and my body cooperates. There are NO more excuses.
I will look back at that time as a speed bump. There is no need to look back at it, only to look forward.