I think I may have been overly optimistic and attempting to start a weight-loss regimen during the holidays. The intentions were sincere and earnest, but a couple days before Christmas the whole thing went right out the window. Thus, the need for me to hit the reset switch after visiting the gym today, for the first time in a week, and forcing myself to engage in healthy eating habits for the first time in nearly two weeks. The damage could have been worse as I have gained more than this in a shorter period of time. There is also a silver lining: typically when I add extra pounds quickly, I'm able to take them off nearly as quickly.