Ladies don't give up on me and my new series of what different foods do for our bodies. It takes a lot to do one of those posts and I want them to be accurate and well researched.
Today I want to talk about the depression that comes along with dieting and losing weight.
We all think that if I lost _ more lbs everything will just magically fall into place and life will be perfect. Once we get there though we realize life just doesn't work like that. Wearing a size smaller won't change anything else in your life. We run into people that are not happy that we are succeeding and try and sabotage our weight loss. We also have a closet full of clothes that are too big and now look funny. This may sounds like a silly problem to have but really it is oddly depressing. I find that when I just make do with what I have, even though it is way too big, I lose my motivation. If I find a few things that fit me but get them for a great deal I am more likely to keep counting my points because I feel so much better about myself.
I try and buy skirts and dresses because they are so much more flexible with your changing body. When you lose weight the skirt just moves down your hips a little.
Remind yourself that it is ok to take some time off every now and then. Sometimes for me it is a day and at times it is a week. I know that Weight Watcher will be there again when I am ready for it and I love that I don't have to start again from the beginning like some programs. I may gain back a pound or so but usually it is just water weight and falls off fast. The key to remind yourself when you do take a break is to know it is just temporary and that you WILL gain if you don't eat less calories than you burn a day. Don't just throw everything you have learned out the window. Remember that the longer your take off the harder it is to start back again.
I find that if I make sure that I have groceries at home that I love and I am looking forward to it keeps me on track so much better. I also love looking at before pictures so that I can really see how far I have come.
I would love to hear what you do when you find yourself in these ruts?
Does it help you when you buy a few things?