This week we had a really nice day where it was in the 80s so I went into my closet and got my shorts out from last summer to put on a pair. Unfortunately it didn’t go so well because they didn’t fit. I could put them on but I couldn’t button them. I was so mad and upset, I ended up putting my sweatpants back on that I have been wearing throughout this whole time of quarantine. I also stepped on the scale this week and I have gained over 5lbs since this whole thing started in March.
I am so disappointed in myself because I have used this time as an excuse to eat anything and everything. I am so tired of being fat and I don’t want to keep gaining weight because I’m going to end up exactly where I started. So today I am pushing myself to get back on track and to make changes that are going to help me get there.
The first thing I am doing is putting myself on a schedule where I wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. I have found myself sleeping in until 8 because I have been staying up until 11 or later. When I stay up late, I end up snacking and I need to stop doing that. I also need to stop buying junk food whenever I manage to get to the store because having it in my house makes it so tempting.
I am going to go back to planning and pre-tracking my meals for the week. I need to make time to do this so that I can set myself up for success by having a plan and knowing exactly what I’m going to eat. A lot of days I have found myself not knowing what to eat for lunch so I either take the kids to the drive through or I make whatever I can find no matter how many points it is.
One thing that I used to do when I first started WW was to make something for breakfast such as a breakfast sandwich, so I want to get back to doing that so I don’t feel like I’m starving by lunchtime. In order to do this I need to wake up earlier like 7am so that I can get up, make my coffee and breakfast sandwich and start the day on a good note.
Right now I’m feeling very motivated and I know that realistically it’s not always going to be this way, so I need to get myself back into a good routine so that during times when I feel very little motivation, I can keep up with it and not revert to old unhealthy eating habits. So I’m feeling positive and ready to get back on track to losing weight again.