Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Need to recommitt

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.

6 comments:

ADSchill said...

I totally understand. That is exactly what happened to me after my significant weight loss in 2013. I did SO good and then fell apart and gained it back. It's always going to be a struggle. I need to recommit too. I wish you luck.

ADSchill said...

I totally understand. That is exactly what happened to me after my significant weight loss in 2013. I did SO good and then fell apart and gained it back. It's always going to be a struggle. I need to recommit too. I wish you luck.

Leah Campbell said...

You've got this, lady! It can be such a constant struggle, but recommitting is the first step!

Brianna said...

Sorry to hear that some of the weight is starting to come back instead of staying off. I think we can all understand how it's much harder to make the healthy choices when you're stressed out. Hopefully the stress will begin to ease and the re-commitment will make those pounds leave and stay away.

Rachel said...

You can do it! You did it once, you can do it again! I know where you're coming from...I also put back on what I've lost. It's so hard to keep healthy when life gets stressful and busy - but if we don't master that, then we'll keep yo yoing our weight our whole lives because life will always have periods or stress. I'm thinking of you and I wish we lived closer - id totally be your workout buddy!

Melissa Long said...

Thanks Ladies! You're so sweet to encourage me! I'm happy I haven't gained it all back, so now is the time to turn it around. And Rach, I totally wish we lived closer, a workout buddy would be awesome!