Recently, I have found myself being stressed and stress eating as well. It wasn't until I realized I was up four pounds in a week that I realized what had happened. Granted, I was doing well and I was down to 216 lbs. I have been above 200 for almost a year now and it makes me feel disgusting and sad a lot of the time. I watch all these people around me losing weight and feeling confident in their body and it makes me mad. I know it's my own fault for allowing myself to stress eat.
The idea of losing weight is scary and hard, that is true but even with that I am going to stride on and keep going. I have upped my amount of water I drink in a day to a lot more than I have before. I try to drink at least five 8oz glasses when I can. Sometimes I use this 3 Quart water bottle I have and just drink from that throughout the day. I get about half of that drank and sometimes the whole thing. I figure that's a lot of water and it is helping me feel better drinking it!
My weakness is my popcorn. It makes me sick every time I eat it though, you would think I would stop eating it but it is so tasty. Hard to say no when I'm right there by it at the movie theater. Even now though I am eating less and less of that since I am only working there about one day a week.
I know that there is a lot I can do to become happier with myself and I want to join the gym, I just haven't been able to do it yet. Now that I am going to be working two jobs however it may be more difficult to do that as well. I'm going to look into some workout videos however and see if I can get something along those lines if I'm unable to join the gym due to scheduling.
I always say this is the year I am going to lose weight and then don't do it. I'd really like to lose as close to 30 lbs by the end of the year as I can. That is my goal, but for now I would settle with the four pounds I gained back.
I can do it, and so can you!
What is your biggest struggle with staying healthy?