I am trying to figure out how to jump start my weightloss. Right now I am at the weight that I weighed when I was pregnant with my daughter, who is now 10 years old. I am so, so frustrated with myself which in turn causes me to eat more. I end up eating a ton of junk food starting at about 8:00 and not quitting until 9:00 or 9:30. For example, last night I ate nachos, party mix and then some candy. I don’t know what takes over me but I just can’t help myself. I know I need to really start watching what I eat but I feel like I almost need to starve myself just to lose any weight. I started at the gym 2 months ago, going 3 days per week to a circuit training class. Since I started at the gym, I have lost nothing. Yep, you read that right, nothing. Which in turn makes me frustrated. I feel that I have been going to the gym for 2 months I should have lost 10 pounds, at least. The other thing that has me so, so frustrated is that summer is almost here and I know none of my clothes are going to fit me. Which in turn makes me frustrated and then I eat. Yes, I am an emotional eater which is a huge problem for me to try to get over this obstacle. How do you quit being an emotional eater?
The other problem I have, is trying to exercise on my own. For the last 2 months I have wanted to start running. Yes, I have done it a few times but I get going for about a week and then I quit. I need to run in the morning which means I need to get up at 5. Problem: I am not a morning person. At night by the time I get home from work, eat supper, clean up and then spend time with the kiddos it is 7:00. Plus we are in the middle of remodeling the basement so when I have free time Hubby wants me helping him with the basement. I know that I need to take 30 inutes to go run but at night I just don’t feel like it. Question: How do I jump start my running program? Do I sign myself up for a 5K race so that I know I need to start training, would that make me start running and exercising? I just know I am very, very frustrated and my clothes are not going to fit this summer. I have got to do something and it should have been done 2 months ago.
I am trying to figure out what to do and yes, I am very, very frustrated and any advice would help me out greatly. I have 2 weeks to drop some weight so that at least some of my summer clothes will fit.
As you can see, I did not take pictures of all the junk I ate last night. I do eat pretty healthy during the day. My downfall, night time. This is so frustrating. I know I need to stay out of the kitchen at night. That is my goal for tonight. Do not eat after 6:00. Plus my trainer says to elimate carbs. Does that help?
Here is a picture of me from Yesterday. I am 5’2 and weigh 148 pounds. Yes, I am going to start tracking my weightloss here and hopefully that will help me be accountable and want to stick with the weightloss program. I am going to eat healthier. Which entails less carbs, more veggies and fruits. Anyone else have any recommendations? I will also exercise 30 minuters per day 6 days per week. The 30 minutes will not include my time at the gym at the circuit class. I will exercise for 30 minutes on my own.
If anyone else has any advice, encouraging words and stories about their own weightloss, I am open for any and all suggestions.