My journey through weight loss, fitness and the new me.

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Exams first…

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We’ve all experienced that dread that comes with going back to work after New Year.  I’m really lucky in that I work in the construction industy and get to enjoy the two week shut down over the holidays.  A lovely long break!

This year it was less, ‘going back to work’ dread, and more, ‘I’ve got exams coming up’ dread.  My whole holiday was spent studying.  My evil exam (electrical engineering principles) I got through yesterday, with a slightly less evil exam (thermofluid science) coming next week.

Having abandonned the festive junk food and gone back to eating healthy foods I feel so much better.  I’ve got more energy, I can concentrate for longer and I feel less sluggish.  But anything more than that, it’s waiting until after next Wednesday’s exam.

We moved house last month, I work a crazy busy full time job, loads of overtime hours, I’m studying an engineering degree, have two children, two dogs, and a partridge in a pear tree! I don’t mind admitting I’m a bit overwhelmed at the moment.  But I’m not turning to food to destress which is a HUGE win in my books.

So I shall be back with you shortly.  Exams out the way.  Time to eat super clean and super healthy, and half kill myself doing the Insanity workout.

Keeping an eye out for some good new blogs to follow, any recommendations?

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Back with my tail between my legs

I haven’t posted anything for 2 months and 2 days now.

Life beat me. I felt stressed, upset, lonely, and out of control.

So I ate chocolate and felt better.  I ate Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and felt better.

My clothes started to feel tighter.  I felt even more miserable than before.  So I ate even more chocolate, and ice cream, and takeaway food.

I’ve been avoiding going near my scales, I was dreading what they were going to tell me. All that binge eating for the last couple months must have hit me hard.

Tonight I finally got some guts and stepped on.  I had a big lunch today and stopped at a coffee shop for carrot cake on the way home, I normally weigh myself first thing before I’ve had breakfast to get results that are as accurate as possible, but by the morning I may have lost the nerve.

So my bad two months have cost me 4lbs.

All things considered that’s not too bad.

Things need to change. I’ve been overweight and upset too long, I need to change.

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