Body Image

Body Image

I have always had an issue with my body and weight, which, considering my mum was always on a diet is not surprising. I’ve always managed to keep my weight within a few pounds of where I would like to be, I’ve never managed to keep toned, but my clothes fitted and I was kind of ok with my body.

However over the last few months I have put on a stone and I am now a weight which I have never been apart from after pregnancy. To look at me no one would say I was overweight as I tend to dress to cover it up, but I know that I am at the top end of where I should be for my height and most of my clothes no longer fit me.

I find myself in unknown territory, I usually manage to loose weight fairly easily, I stop eating the rubbish (biscuits, cakes, chocolate etc) and reduce my portions. This time it does not appear to be working, I try really hard to not eat anything snacky, but I can only manage 1 or 2 days and then I am back to eating unhealthy foods and think it doesn’t matter that is until I look in the mirror! I know mentally I need to eat better, I need to stop eating so much sugary food and up the amount of fruit and veg I am eating, I know that I will feel better physically and mentally when I do. Unfortunately I seem to have lost all will power and motivation to keep going, I can’t decide if it is the medication that has shrunk my will power or the depression that is making me eat (quite possibly both I guess?).

My mental health is still not good at the moment and some would say don’t worry about your weight at the moment, you need to have a clear head to manage to loose weight, but my increased weight is making me feel down as well. I need some ideas as to what works and what doesn’t, NJ and I are both trying to loose weight and are trying to calorie count, and in a change from the norm NJ is doing better than I am and is being a lot stricter with himself.

So anyone out there that has found a good way of changing your eating habits please let me know how you did it.

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One thought on “Body Image

  1. You’re lucky you’ve always been about the right weight for your height. I’ve usually been a stone overweight – and since the kids came along I would probably now fall into the obese category. But this year I’m fighting my way back to normal weight and good health. I wish I knew a secret to share with you.
    What I’m doing is Googling the number of calories I need to maintain my current weight (try http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html) and then I’m dropping about 500 calories a day from that total.
    I shifted 12lbs in the first few months of the year. I’ve stuck for a little while, but I’m back on track now and determined to be a healthy size by the end of the year.
    Your situation doesn’t sound as desperate as mine. Don’t get too worried about it. I bet a month of healthy eating could get you back to normal. Good luck x

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