Why do I keep putting the weight back on ?
In two years I have lost weight twice only to gain it all back on by Christmas. I have managed to gain 12lbs, (shockingly 8 in this last month). I am so annoyed and disappointed with myself . How do I keep repeating the same mistakes? Although this time I am determined to be at my desired weight by Christmas.
My Parkinson’s symptoms have worsened as-well as my arthritis in my knees which is becoming more painful , So I have struggled to maintain my high level exercises .
Stress! The past 2 months my home life has been very stressful and the months ahead I see nothing but more stress looming, I know the future is uncertain and I have a feeling my life will be changing hugely. All this has had an impact on my diet, irregular meals and snacking has crept back.
Feeling low. I use this terminology rather than depression because I don’t suffer with depression. Feeling low for me is when I cut myself off and distance myself from communicating with friends. Does feeling low have any reason for my weight gain? Well I think so, when I feel low my body goes through some sort of hibernation, it just slows down. Of course, I have no medical experience and have no idea if there is any actual truth in my theory!
What can I do?
Exactly, what can I do? Well, I am in control of my eating and My first step is I know the benefits and importance of recording my food intake, I use the app Nutracheck. I think Another reason for my weight gain is once I have reached my desired weight I tend to stop recording my meals. This is a mistake, I must continue to use Nutracheck all the time, not just the period of my diet.
Adapting to Change
I started this journey saying it wasn’t about losing weight, (at the time I was only 4 or 5lbs heavier) but things change and we just have to adapt to them. Funnily enough I have gained more weight since trying to start my healthy living lifestyle Journey! And, I admit I failed, but, I need to move on and already on my 2nd day I feel better for making a positive step towards losing weight.
I am on my treadmill everyday, I do a 30 minute session every morning. I will try to increase this by 15 mins and do another session in the afternoon when possible but afternoons I tend to slow down and my symptoms are at there worst, so I can only do what I can do. I still do my chair weights which I love, and at 49 I am proud of my toned and muscular arms!