Trying To Motivate Myself

For those of you who know, I’m a WW (formerly Weight Watchers) coach, I’m not working at the moment because I managed to hurt myself, but we’re working on that and I’m hoping to be back at work soon. To be fair, work have been incredibly patient and understanding so I’m looking forward to going back rather than dreading it. That said I have gained weight while I’ve been off work, a combination of not being able to work out to my usual level, eating whatever because I was bored and then Christmas adding to the food and stress issues. This means that I am somewhat over my goal weight and need to lose the weight again.

Of course there are those that say I don’t need to lose weight, but only I know how being bigger makes me feel, how much pain it causes with my back and hip and how much it will upset me if I have to go back up a clothes size. I’m not one to tell other people to lose weight, it’s not my place to tell you that you need to lose, it’s your choice and in this instance, it’s my choice to work to lose the weight I’ve gained. Unfortunately I have been struggling to motivate myself, so when I stumbled on my still empty journal this morning, I decided the universe was telling me to sort myself out and stop whinging. After all, if I’m not happy with my weight, then the only person I can blame, and the only person who can fix it, is me. If you’re on the same journey you can find me in connect under the name Pinklilith, but anyway, I digress. My goal weight is 11st, that puts me nicely in a healthy BMI bracket and means my clothes will be comfortable again. Before you tell me BMI isn’t relevant because it doesn’t take into account muscle mass, I am not an athlete so it’s good enough for me, I don’t have that much muscle to worry about right now anyway.

So here is my then and now photo, except my current now is somewhere in between these two, I’d like to get back to the “now” picture, if you get my meaning.

then now

In fact I’d like to be fitter and healthier than I was in that picture, so this is me, telling you, holding myself accountable. I’m keeping track of my foods, but I don’t do cutting things out completely, so we had low fat sausages, with root veg chips for tea, a slice for cake my daughter made which was about 6sp (albeit for a small slice) and now I have an Options hot chocolate for my evening treat. I will keep you updated if you’re interested. Anyone else looking to lose? What method do you find works best for you? Are you  a WW member too? I’d love to hear from you!

 

P.S This is not a request for you to sell me your weight loss plans/gadgets/pills/drinks etc. By all means share your journey, but be genuine or don’t bother.

Published by Michelle Quinton

Mum, wife, perpetual student, freelance writer, weight loss coach, artist and occasionally model. I love to try new things, I love to write and I love studying and researching. Never thought I'd see the day that studying became something I enjoyed, but here we are. My blog is where I put my thoughts, I also plan to start a blog of short stories, with a new prompt for each story.

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