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Weight loss: Week 23

Last week I mentioned that I was really struggling with my anxiety, and sadly this week has been no better. My weight loss has been on the back burner as I focus on self care and just getting through each day. I have been eating crisps a lot, even some odd bits of chocolate, and I’ve done very little exercise because I’ve not been able to go to agility with my little pooch. Basically, it’s not been a good week, again. I’m not proud of that, and I know that I need to keep trying with my weight because if I start putting on again I know it will affect me negatively mentally too. But at the same time I have to put my mental health first and work on easing my anxiety, that has to be my main focus.

I wont say I was prepared for a gain, but I did expect it. However, this morning I hopped on the scales to see a 1lb loss! Proof that my long term, lifestyle changes are still making a difference I think, or maybe just dumb luck?!

So this week is going to be about fighting my anxiety some more and trying not to use food to deal with my emotions.

I will say that I’m not using food like I used to, I’m not craving anything at all to just stuff myself with to try and fill that gaping hole, but after last week I realise that I am still using food as a crutch. It needs to stop, I need to find a healthy alternative. It wont be exercise, I still struggle to like exercise even a little, let alone enjoy it or find it therapeutic, but there must be something out there that can replace food when I am struggling emotionally. Thoughts and suggestions most welcome!

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3 comments

  1. Cheryl Pasquier

    I might have mentioned this before but the Slimpod might help you out because it works on your subconscious to make you feel positive, as well as make good lifestyle choices. They also have a chillpod – would that help with anxiety? They have a free xmas Slimpod at the moment if you want to see how it works. Aside from that, well done on another unexpected loss – I’m jealous !! 😉 Thansk for linking up xx

    1. Mrs TeePot

      I actually used the Slimpod Chocoholic pod and that worked absolute wonders for me, I was always eating chocolate (every night) and after the choc pod started kicking in now I can take it or leave it, it’s amazing!
      Will have a nose at their other offerings.
      Thanks 🙂

  2. Sheri

    I don’t think it’s luck, like you mentioned, I think it’s lifestyle changes. Both anxiety and depression are eating and non-exercising triggers for me, I understand what you’re going through.

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