I didn't really plan this but it just happened. Hurricane Sandy handed me a week of high winds and cold weather. I figured a week off was due since I've been hard at it since June. 1 week lead into 2 with the cold weather. I attempted to jog once when it was in the 40's which was fine was running but holy hell it got cold fast on my cool down. I ran a 5K that weekend but other then those 2 days, that was it. After 2 weeks of basically no exercise, I figured lets wait this out for a few more weeks. I wanted to see if the exercise was the key in my weight loss/maintenance or the amount of calories I was eating.
I am happy to report, 4 weeks later, my weight basically remained the same. TBH I was very pleased with the results. It showed me that I can live this lifestyle without exercise and not balloon back to 300+ lbs. So what does this tell me? I can miss a day or 2 of exercise without huge repercussions. It also shows that just diet alone you can still succeed in your weight loss (which I did in my first diet before my wedding). I don't recommend that route (I can't wait for it to get warmer to get back out there) but missing a day isn't the end of the world.