I've been struggling with my maintenance for some time now, and it's gotten to the stage where it's not maintenance any more, I need to get back into the mindset where I have nearly a stone to lose to get back to my comfortable weight.
For the last few weeks I've been trying to propoint, but I know I'm not in the mindset to lose it.I start the week brilliantly, one thing puts me off and then I think "ah well, I'll just continue making the bad choices" which I know is ridiculous. And frustrating because this time last year I would have just put it behind me as soon as it was done and gotten on with it.
I am incredibly stressed out with university. I have an obscene amount of work to do in the next 2/3 weeks and I have no clue how I'm to do it, let alone find the time to do it.
I need to incorporate exercise back into my daily life, but when you factor in the exercise, the time it takes getting ready and then showering it's simply too much for me at the minute. I need my chill out time where I watch the tv and lie on the sofa doing nothing with my brain. I obviously have to go to work and I need the few hours socialising (which lets face it is a coffee in starbucks) with the besties every week sometimes month. I can't even read for fun at the minute, I have a stack of magazines I've been wanting to read for months and still haven't found the time to read them. I mean this amount is sick.
So I've thought up a plan. This week, I'm not counting points, I'm going to ease myself back into it because there's no point saying it can wait until my thesis is handed in, goodness knows what kind of damage I'll have done by then. This week I'm going to focus on making good decisions and good choices. Trying to perhaps walk more? I'm digging out my pedometer to be able to track daily steps.
Next week I'll get back to actually counting points, but for now I need to be able to make good decisions without beating myself up about the numbers. I'm still going to write down what I'm eating.
Another big thing I need to address is my snacking. My snacks have turned into treats, and that's obviously not the best thing. So I need to sort that out too.
Ok, I feel a bit better for letting that all out. And half organising my thoughts 'on paper'. Wish I had more time to actually think it all out.
I'll see if I can sneak in an update on how this week goes next Tuesday.