The thing is I know I was never over weight and not even fat really but as I've talked about so often, I'm just not comfortable in my own skin. Like anyone else, I've been on my own personal journey both with my weight and my attitude to my body and the food I consume.
So I think in my most recent update I was talking about maintaining my weight rather than trying to lose anymore. Well this is where I am seriously struggling.
The scales aren't my main port of call anymore but I do step on them every couple of weeks and they seem to fluctuate quite a lot rather than staying steady. I mentioned in a post about holiday indulgence but I think because of my slip up in the half term old eating habits are trying to creep in.
One thing that I have maintained is my exercise routine, I workout atleast 3 times a week, generally 4 but sometimes 5 if the mood allows. Exercising makes me feel good and it is something that I'm doing for me, not for anyone else.
I've seen some fab transformations from a couple of fellow bloggers. Jo from My Monkeys Don't Sit Still has been on her own journey and has managed to lose a lot of weight since November last year and I am super proud of her, I'm hoping her continued efforts will inspire me to gain a little more will power as with the Summer holidays looming I'm a little scared that all my hard work this year may be undone.
Because of this I'm trying to come up with a plan of action, here's what I've got so far...
Meal planning needs to come back into play, I'll admit this is something else that seems to have fallen to the way side but it definitely helped me in the beginning, if certain foods are in the fridge then in theory that's what I'll be eating.
Calorie counting, my thinking is that if I start counting calories then I'll be less tempted at the end of the day to reach for that naughty snack if it is going to put me over my allowance.
I'll be keeping my alarm set for the early morning workouts, I mean I can always go back to bed after can't I.
My conclusion. In 6 months I've lost almost a stone in weight and managed to roughly maintain this for the past 2 months and I have learnt that my lumps and bumps don't definte me, I'm now striving to stay happy and healthy which I don't think is an impossible task!!