New & in need of a kick start
I am a typical yo yo dieter for want of a better word and have a really good mindset when I get going and LOVE eating healthier, sleep better, self esteem is great. BUT when I have a slight fall, I have no damage limitation and start all over again with the BLOWN IT attitude, it drives me insane.
I am currently back to my heaviest which is 172lbs and ideally I would love to be back to around 140/147 lbs I know I can do this as I was there two years ago and felt fantastic. I started a new job shortly after goal, and have blamed this along with stress for the weight gain again. I need to stop blaming and sort out the triggers for excessive eating, binging on crisps and chocolate as it leads me on a downward spiral. Ive tried to moderate but have come to learn with the help of others that moderation is not always a sensible way to go (despite what others may say), there are certain foods that are best to rid, at least whilst you are learning to live healthier. Im not saying I want to be this squeaky clean person, just eat naturally and have a treat once in a while if eating out or special occasions, not just because its Friday, Saturday, Macdonalds day etc etc etc. I need to learn the word no.
Any ideas as to which threads I can hang around to find motivation to increase my exercise as that was key for me last time and to get my backside into gear to shift this first stone/14lbs at least that will give me some hope. Thanks for reading. I think I am going to calorie count as this seems to make most sense to me, I know which foods work great/fill me, its just a case of keeping the eating interesting with a young family, sure some of you will know how tricky it can be. I'm afraid that my eating habits may rub off on my kids and thats the last thing I want.