Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Goodbye To The Sneaky Five

When I was the strictest with my diet I weighted 142 lbs. I was always hungry and miserable. So I loosened the reigns a little, mainly by eating a little more pasta, potatoes and rice. I felt good around 144-145 and decided this would be my target weight. [My research for my body type suggest this was well within my target range of a healthy weight and it gives me a healthy BMI].

The summer came and I let a few more treats creep into my diet. I wasn't getting enough exercise. Before I knew it, the scale was getting close to 150 lbs. It wasn't so much the number of the scale that bothered me, rather I was clearly bloated and I didn't feel the best. Rather than beat myself up about it, I just increased my exercise (by brining yoga back regularly) and was slightly stricter on the treats. It took a few weeks, but I am happy to report I am sitting around 145 and am not bloated and am feeling better.

Sometimes I think these little slips are good reminders on why I am so strict with my diet and workout routine. I feel better. I am sure I will slip again, but by monitoring myself I think I can nip any problems in the bud before they become serious.

2 comments:

  1. Good for you getting back to where you felt your best! It's easy to get off track . . . too damned easy!

    Fleur

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