80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 90,436

Here we go again

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I've never slipped this badly for this long since my initial weight loss. Now I've packed on almost 25lb since my low and that appalls and upsets me. However, I know this year has been a stressful one and, while I fully acknowledge that I have made more bad eating choices and tracked less, it feels like the weight gain is greater than it should be. So I need to focus on more than just eating and exercise. Stress relief and sleep are critical too.

I'm doing a Mon-Sun week in between BLC rounds.

Food - eat in range 6/7 days.
Exercise - work out 6 days a week. Make 3 of those workouts either super intense or for an hour's duration.
Sleep - well, that one is somewhat beyond my control. After caregiving, I am now a v. light sleeper and am not sure how to achieve deeper, more restful sleep.
Stress - practice mindfulness. At least 15 mins per day of mindful activities and, when panic feels like it will swallow me, I intend to breath or stretch rather than eat.

Right now I'm afraid to look at the scale. I want my clothes to fit again though so I am just going to try and follow these goals until I can bear to get on the scale again (basically at the start of BLC 30).

So far this week:
M: In range, 38FM
T: In range, 30FM
W: Out of range, 65FM

Fitness Minutes:
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    i wish I could do what u do. Also I'm interested in mindfulness. I got a book that I never read. Maybe I'll give it another try. Hope it goes well for u and u find some stress relief.
    1882 days ago
  • EVANS62201
    I read it's good to take a break from fitness a couple days a week. Gives body time to rest & recover. Do the best you can to stay focused & keep moving forward...set backs & all.
    1882 days ago
    Breathing is a recently discovered tool I enjoy using as well.
    1882 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by UNREADINK