Last day of the month, so how are things going?
I can’t remember the last time I was struggling this much with my diet and exercise regime if I’m being honest with you. Even over Christmas and my birthday I was doing better than this. I don’t know what it is about this month, but there’s just something that makes me want to sit and eat nothing but chocolate and crisps, and this is something I’m trying to stop doing.
I started again on Monday, but then sad circumstances occurred to mean that my head just wasn’t in the right place to be depriving myself of the things that I love. So I had some chocolate as a snack on Monday evening and a donut as a snack on Tuesday evening. This was an improvement in the way that things have been over the past week or so though, as I would have eaten at least four times that amount in the past, so I am definitely heading in the right direction. I just ned to have a couple of night where nothing is going wrong so that I can concentrate and stop myself from eating rubbish when I really don’t need to eat it.
Everything is going well with my job as well at the moment, which is obviously a good thing as it means that I’m earning a fair amount of money, but at the same time it’s a little bit bad because it’s beginning to mean that I’m not spending enough time out and about being active, which means that I’m not able to burn as many calories. I knew that I was going to have this problem when I finished my course at University because I was no longer needing to walk that far every day, and that was the main bit of exercise that was helping me to lose the weight. I should really go out for an hour’s walk every day in order to make up for this, but trying to find the time in my work schedule to do this is something that I am struggling with quite a lot.
So I have decided that diet control is going to be the most important thing for me for the next couple of months while I get myself established at work. I am not going to be able to exercise as much as I have that much to do every day, but there is no reason for me to gain weight as long as I don’t eat too much. If anything, I should still be able lose weight if I eat fewer calories than I am burning. I bet working burns quite a lot, as my brain is certainly in gear. I could do with my family being a little more supportive, for example they tend to offer me snacks of an evening when I don’t really need them. If they didn’t offer them, I would never go and get them for myself because it makes me feel greedy, so if they were to just stop offering I would stop eating!