For the last 3 weeks I have been traveling for work. Of course this means eating out every meal and almost no exercise. After working all day, going to team dinners (where healthy options are VERY limited) and then going through emails at the end of the day, working out just seems like the last thing I want to do. It's VERY frustrating. I haven't bought any groceries during this time because if I buy anything fresh it would be bad by the time I got back home so it's not worth it. I tried for awhile to keep track of what I was eating but it just got so frustrating not being able to put in the exact amounts of food (or even the right food at some locations) and always seeing the numbers going WAY over daily limit. I'll be honest - I've given up. I haven't tracked any food in almost 2 weeks and I don't know the last time I worked out. The good news is I HATE this feeling!!!!!! I don't want to be a quitter. I've had some great success this year and I really want to keep going! Last year I did pretty well but then my birthday came (May 24th) and I just gave up after that during the summer. I'm really worried the same exact thing is going to happen to me and the fact that I've already given up once scares me. I finally flew back into my "hometown" last night and have plans to go grocery shopping tonight. I should be here until at least the middle of June which is good. I also asked a co-worker to push me to workout next week with me so hopefully we can keep up with that. I REALLY want to get going again but I know it's hard once you first start so I need so motivation from my fellow CCers. Any tips/tricks/encouraging words/etc please send my way!!! Thank you in advance! :)
Sounds like your good weight loss intentions keep getting put on the back burner for a variety of reasons. Some are out of your control and some you do have control over. For me, this all stopped when I made my health my number one priority. It's easier said than done, believe me. Worthwhile endeavors are the most challenging. I think I'm addicted to the pride I feel that I am turning 50 this year and in the best physical condition of my life. I don't know of any tricks to getting to a healthy weight. It comes down to good eating and plenty of exercise. Check with any reputable source and you will find the same answer every. single. time. Make a commitment to living as long as you can by being as healthy as you can. You are so worth it.
I'm with suzyannie, I try to make health and fitness my priority, not necessarily a number on the scale and try to make my food and exercise choices based on that. It's good that you haven't given up and are back to keep at it! You can do it :)
Thanks guys! I'm definitely going to try and make it a priority. I just wish it wasn't so hard to make it a priority some times. I feel like life just gets in the way too much! :\