So although my blog is relativity new I have been on my latest diet push since mid May.
It has been going great, not losing kilo’s and kilo’s every week but small amounts going in the right direction.
I have been trying not to say “No you can’t have that its BAD” because that is when I rebel against the diet and eat everything I wouldn’t let myself have. Instead I track everything, ask myself before I eat something is it because I am hungry or just because I have seen the food and allow myself treats.
“All was going so well, then this week happened”
My mood has been so low, and my automatic unconscious response is food makes it better. I didn’t even really realise that I was doing this till Wednesday night and I weigh on Friday. Thursday was a little better but still wasn’t great. I haven’t tracked, I haven’t done any exercise, I haven’t tried and I put on 1.6KG!!!!
So what now?
Well this has not improved my low mood but I have no one to blame but myself. So I need to draw a line under last week, which is easy to say but not so easy to do. I know once I start I will feel better though.
After a bad week and in a low mood I feel it is important to look back at the week and look for positives. It is so easy to just focus on all the negatives and focus on them, but that it very unhealthy.
“So what are my positives?”
Well this week I have increased my water intake and decreased my caffeine intake. Over the last 2 weeks I have switched to decaf tea or coffee in the evening and limiting the amount of caffeine I drink during the day. In fact this week I have had no tea or coffee at work and been drinking 1 litre of water instead. I always wake up at night or have trouble falling asleep and since this change I am sleeping through the night, which could be related to my second positive.
My second positive is also relating to sleep (I like my sleep). My husbands head hits the pillow and he is asleep, this has never been the case for me. So I started using a meditation app when I go to bed, and WOW 9 times out of 10 I am asleep before the 10 minute session is over. My fitness tracker includes meditation, but the sessions are limited so I downloaded Headspace and I love it!
So that’s it for today,
I wish you all the best in your #weightlossjourney and I hope this goes to show we are all human and not all weeks are going to be good ones. Focus on your positives even if you can only think of a couple.