Nothin’ doin’. No loss, no gain.
I’ve come up with a variety of reasons, helped by my SW friends and leader this morning.
- Not been as good as I thought I was.
- Not eating enough. If you eat too few calories your body hangs on to them as it’s not sure when it’s going to get adequate supply again. So I need to eat more. Except that I don’t feel that hungry and have been trying not to eat once I feel reasonably full. So I need to snack (healthily) more.
- More consistent exercise. Apparently odd bursts of longer exercise periods makes your body hang on to calories in case it needs them for the next burst.
- Soup! Home made soup, made with lots of super-free veggies, is just the ticket – filling and nutritious. I made some today and it was delicious.
- Psychological barriers. Y’see, every time I have tried dieting/weight loss before I have set myself the first target of making it down to the ‘x’ stones 0lbs marker. Unfortunately, when I get there I breathe a sigh of relief and slowly but surely return to bad habits. I am once again approaching this magic weight and I’m wondering if my subsconcious is trying to tell me I’m done. Consciously I don’t want to be done. I have another stone and a half to knock off after this.
- I feel so much better in myself. I have more stamina. On Friday a 3.5 mile walk, some of which up a steepish (for me) hill did NOT leave me looking for the bus stop. Nor was I out of breath or panting when I got to the top – GO ME – so I am definitely seeing benefits. Again, I wonder if the old subconscious is telling me “see, you’re fitter now. All done!”
So, to celebrate all this tonight for dinner I made home made pizza and washed it down with a glass of wine – to get the monkey off my back, so to speak. I haven’t had home made pizza since November and, I admit, it was beginning to get to me a
Tomorrow is a new day. As we discussed in group this morning, SW is trying to teach you a new healthy lifestyle and NOT a get the weight off quick and revert to your old habits routine. There will be bumps and backwards steps along the way but stick with it and you’ll get there in the end. I think we have to accept that there will be mis-steps and the odd blow outs. After all, no one is perfect. But the bravest thing you can do is acknowledge the blip and get back to the plan as soon as possible. Now if I could just let this blip stop bugging me so much.