So I was 180 pounds at the beginning of December. I vowed not to indulge too much during holiday meals and stayed away from office snacks like the plague. I also cut out high fructose corn syrup from my diet last spring. These last few weeks Ive walked to and from work (1.5 miles each way on a 400 foot hill in the snow) almost every day. I also picked back up on my cardio routine (40 minutes a day 3 times per week) and some weight lifting (mostly inclines, declines). Ho-ly-shit I am pushing 190 pounds all of a sudden and cannot even fit into a pair of my trousers, busted the crotch in my Nudies AND my PBJ's all in the last 2 weeks. What the mutherfuck is going on? Im seriously pissed off at how big my gut is getting. I've been eating more protein than usual and less vegetables than usual but nothing drastic. Thats the only thing I can think of. And I feel more in shape since starting up on the cardio again. Im almost 26 and enjoy probably 8 stout beers on the weekends if that makes a difference.