Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wednesday Weigh In - Week 59 - Confession Time

I was finally brave enough to step back on the scales today. Although not 100% well yet, the bronchitis has virtually gone and I'm taking steps to get myself back on track.

I knew it would not be good. I was eating whatever I wanted and eating anything that would either stop me coughing or give me an energy boost to get through the day. Basically this was pretty much a diet of ice cream and carbs! Hence the scales showing an increase of 5.5 pounds today. I hate the fact that my body can put weight on that easily and that quickly but I have to work so hard to lose each pound.

So now I'm facing up to the fact that I have to get back to the grind. I'm not really wheezing anymore and I'm upping my vitamin intake this week for a boost. Then all being well, I will start some gentle workouts from Monday. I'm still being a bit flexible with my eating pattern partly because we are away overnight at the weekend which will necessitate living off motorway service station meals. I thought I might as well get that out of the way first and then start afresh from Monday.

So it's onwards and upwards guys. Remember if you lapse or relapse in your healthier lifestyle plan, that doesn't have to be permanent. Do what I have done, look for the reasons why it happened and then move on leaving it in the past.

Speak to you soon

Love Erica xxx

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Changing your life is hard

If you follow my blog then you will know that I have been ill for the last few weeks. A heavy cold turned into bronchitis which literally wiped me out. I'm on the mend now but it's been really hard. I genuinely can't remember the last time I was so ill. Being a single parent doesn't help. There was no one else to take my youngest to school, no one to cook and look after her and also no one to cover my work.  I work freelance so if I don't work then I don't get paid and then I can't put food on the table and pay my bills.

Anyway, exercise was clearly out as I couldn't do anything without coughing and I was quite wheezy. I'm afraid healthy eating went as well. I will confess that I filled myself up with anything that might give me enough of an energy boost to get through what I needed to do in the day.

I know making permanently healthy changes to your life is never easy and there will always be obstacles. This has been the biggest obstacle that I have had to face over the last year. It has made me wonder about these people who lose so much weight so quickly. What happens when something goes wrong? I wonder if they keep the weight off.

The important thing to me is that from Monday I'm trying to get back on track. My energy levels have improved so I'm back on the healthy eating plan. I'm going to have to build up the workouts as I'm still a little wheezy. I think I will start off with some long walks first.

I haven't weighed myself so I don't know what the damage is. I know I will have put on and I do feel a bit like a fat slug at the moment.

So yes, changing my life is hard but getting over setbacks and carrying on is half the battle. Onwards and upwards, guys!!

Speak to you soon

Love Erica xxx
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