I have been pretty awful at posting recently. I’ve so much I want to post about and I’m really not the best at organising my thoughts. I work much better when I don’t think too much… I’m spontaneous, yeah let’s go with that!!
At the moment I am sat telling myself I don’t want a biscuit, I really do want one but I don’t need it. Grrr!
I remember thinking way back when I had a huge amount to weight to lose, that when I do eventually get slimmer, I’ll eat whatever I want. I’d think that because I was slimmer, the weight would stay off and I would dream about eating anything and everything. That’s really not case is it?!
For me, losing weight was, once I got into it simple. Eat less, look at the nutrition info of food being consumed, make healthy choices. I am finding my feet maintaining weight a bit trickier. I don’t really want to lose more weight or put any on. I look at nutrition info of everything and if I have treats, I try to balance it out over the next few days by eating lower calorie options. Its all about realising and taking responsibility of your eating habits. I know this and I stick by it, I suppose it’s just new and getting used to this lifestyle which is much much better and happier!!
I do, just a teeny, tiny bit (hmmm..) envy people who don’t have to think about food as much and just maintain their weight.
Myself being someone who has spent most of my life being very overweight, I wonder if that could be how I will be eventually. I worry about slipping back into old habits, but then I’ll have a little word with my irrational head, and I’d have to slip back pretty far. In actual fact, the food I used to eat, I really don’t like as much. So there’s a silver line :)
When we was on honeymoon in Northumberland, we ate loads of lovely food. Eating out for 4 days left me feeling, tired, bloated and I’ll be honest constipated (sorry!!!) I was excited to get back into healthy eating habits again and to feel fresher. I did enjoy myself though despite the blockage!!!
Another little thing for me and reaching my goal is, everybody has an opinion. I’m all for opinions and think absolutely everyone has a right to one, but… I now feel I am justifying myself a little sometimes. I have been asked if I’m eating, yes I am, lots, I love food, that hasn’t changed. I got called a bag of bones recently, I’m really not, still plenty of meat on these bones! Now I know these comments weren’t said in a nasty way, it just got me thinking about opinions and the effect they can have especially to do with our image.
When people compliment me on my weight loss, it’s lovely and does make me realise how far I have come. I haven’t discovered a new way to lose weight though and I think that is what some people expect or that I eat boring food or in fact just don’t eat!!
Basically, weight loss comes with a whole load of other issues besides weighing less and wearing smaller clothes. I think it should celebrated and you do whatever makes you happy and feel better within yourself.
I think we talk about weight soooo much, sometimes it is so extreme from one scale to the other. Super healthy vs super un healthy. Surely meeting in the middle is much more sustainable.
I would love your thoughts on this one, and any advice :)
Any who mini rant over, Easter this weekend, let the chocolate monsters be unleashed!!! I think next week, I will make some soup and salads!