Hello, how are you?! I am fine and pretty happy too!
Even not having a big change in my weight, I am having in my life. What is good. Makes me feel good. I have my weight in every 1st day of the month. I started with 87.5 kg (13.77 stones - 192.90 pounds), and at the 1st March I was with 87.2 kg (13.73 stones - 192,24 pounds) but the thing is, I gained a lot of weight in the middle of February because of Valentines Day and some parties around. I suppose to be on the diet, but honestly, I wasn't. My weight went up to 89.9 kg (14.15 stones - 198.17 pounds) and when I started to watch my food and everything else I was able to be back to the start weight and lose more 300g. So yeah, I am pretty happy!
Sorry about the KG, but is how I work! kkk But I will always try to put the conversion to be easier to who have a different system.
You know, when you don't exercise your mind to be stronger, is very easy to lose yourself in the middle of the way. Like this week, working in the coffee shop, was very hard to don't eat all the delicious things my friend Pati baked that day. She told me we would have some things, so I let to have my breakfast there to be able to taste it, and OMG was so good! But I also knew I need to control myself. Wasn't forbidden, I ate it, I tried it. But the tricky part is put a limit on your desires.
Some people think are not able to control yourself and stop to eat some kind of food. It can work for a short period, but not for life (in my opinion). Unless is a life threatening situation, you don't have any reasons in your subconscious to avoid the food. And that's when you see yourself eating a whole pot of ice cream, a full cake, and anything else you said yourself was forbidden. And then you cry and think you are not capable of do it and give up. No! You are!
In my experience, after all the weight gain and lost, I give myself one day a week (usually friday or saturday) to have a meal or have a couple of beers in a pub. Because is part of life. And you know, take all that anxiety of need to eat, need to do it. Even in regular days, if for some reason I can't cook my meals and I need something ready like a pizza (around 750 kcal a medium size one), I eat. Half in the lunch, half in the dinner, and try do the rest of my day full off fruits, veggies, salads. Compensation. Is not something to do everyday, but happens. Is it essential make your food with all the love, less oil, low calorie, cooked especially in your daily plan? Yes. You can do it everyday? Probably not! So, reorganize yourself, don't panic, and eat.
The quality of food is about healthy, not just calories. That's why is essential to cook it or choose ready meals who suits your daily needs. You can have a diet only with fast food if it fit in your calorie program, but for sure will not be good for your heart. But that doesn't mean that one time a week, if you don't have any health problems who makes you avoid certain types of food, you can't go there and have a meal. Shape the rest of your day around it and be happy. I do that with birthday parties, reunions, and especially the days I work in the coffee shop, because Pati surprises me everyday! kkkk The day of mexican food! OMG! I just wanted everything!
Another thing that helps is have support. For me write in the blog helps a lot, because makes me meet other people in the same situation who read it, leave comments. I can read and process my days, see what is working, what is not. I also think is essential to have some company, especially when you are close to have a panic attack. Someone to hold you together and listen what is frustrating you, to keep you on track, to ask how everything is going, to make you company in the walks, the exercises. Here I don't have it. Yet. Kind off!
Because of that I created "The Weight Off Support Group", will start this week in Kensington (55, Holt Road) 11.30am until 12.30 every Friday. Will be very nice! A chance to meet more people wanting lose weight, share experience, exchange recipes, I am exited about it! The Croissant of Inequality, the coffee shop I work as a volunteer offer me the space to do it, and I am very happy. It's Free. Like a book club, but will be a weight off club. I hope to see some people there! Fingers crossed.
See you later! Thank you for reading!