As my ticker reflects, my weight loss has taken a hit in the last few months. It started slowly, at first I just plateaued, then slowly I started to gain a few of those pounds back. I wasn't working out as much and I was not making good food choices.
I have had to admit that I am definitely a comfort eater. If I've had a rough day, if I'm stressed, I tend to make poor food choices, or treat myself. Life has been stressful lately and with it being birthday season around my house (we have 5 birthdays within less 33 days! Michelle's, mine and Angies, my mom, and Adam all between April 27th and May 30, plus at least 3 other birthdays in the close family and friends) there is a lot of leftover cake to resist. When we get busy, we also tend to eat out more. Adam and I will forego making our lunches in favor of eating out. And lets face it, when I eat out I want to eat what I want. I don't want to go order a salad every time. I try to watch the portions, but it's very hard. Add that to the fact that I've been run down and just not feeling my best physically, plus stress (car issues, working on the house, family stress, work stress etc etc etc) and it's a recipe for disaster for my waistline.
The bottom line is my clothes are getting tight and I'm starting to hate how I look in them again. I see myself in photos and I don't like what I see. Of course when I gain weight I gain it in my tummy. I don't like how I look or feel. I need to change it. I worked too hard to lose all that weight to gain it all back. So I am recommitting. Adam and I are going to eat in more (which also helps save money) and I'm going to start working out again. I am going to track my calories--I hate doing it, but it really makes me more accountable.
So here we go. If I put it out there, maybe it will help me stick to it.