Monday, November 26, 2012

Food and Weight loss Journal

Let me begin by saying this is a hard post for me to write so please be kind. This last semester has been wonderful and fruitful but exceptionally stressful. I didn't want to admit it but I've been struggling with my eating habits through this semester. I know the right thing to do, I have all the best intentions but when I get busy and stressed I tend to skip meals, get ridiculously hungry and frustrated when I can't concentrate or work effectively because I'm hungry then eat far too much or make the wrong food choices. Eating out becomes more appealing than cooking and sleeping more appealing than eating. The result being I have unfortunately gained weight... 

I've recently got some help, you can read about it here and I've been doing better but it's still a challenge, so I've decided I need to started recording my food intake again.
I need to keep myself accountable, these are my goals, always have and will be even though they are apparently elusive. I hope that by sharing my journey with you I can help others who have similar goals and help myself to stay motivated and honest.

Rather than posting it daily and annoying everyone who isn't interested I have started journaling my food intake and weight loss here. I will be updating it daily. If anyone would like to join me you are more than welcome to keep track of your intake in the comment section. I would love your company :) and we all know there's strength in numbers...especially in the holiday season!
All the best,







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17 comments:

  1. Hey Claire! First, I love the new header, it is so pretty! I commend you on your honesty, it's SO HARD to talk about sensitive subjects like weight in a public forum. I think we've all been in the same spot before where we've gained weight for similar reason (heck, I'm there right now!) and I know you'll do an amazing job on this journey. Best of luck to you!

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    1. Thank you! I was really scared about sharing this but hopefully breaking out of my comfort zone will help us all? I really appreciate your support. If you're in a similar position feel free to leave any challenges/triumphs/comments on my journal page. Or i'm only ever an email away- If I can help you too I would love it x

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  2. Good luck my dear :)

    It's been a stressful few weeks for me as well and my eating habits have shown it. I'm trying to get back on track as well and I know how hard it can be. Good for you for being so honest, it's not easy and something I struggle with! I wish you so much luck and look forward to hearing about your journey with it. All the best :)

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  3. Hmm I commented and I don't see it! Strange!

    Anyway, I can completely relate to what you're going through. It's been a stressful few months for me too and my eating habits definitely show it. It's so difficult to talk about these things so I think your honest is amazing. I wish you all the best on your journey and can't wait to hear about how you're doing!

    Hopefully we both make progress!

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    1. Sorry to confuse, I had to put the approval on because I get so much spam.
      Thanks for both comments :)
      I know we can do it- if you ever want to feel free to leave any challenges/triumphs/comments on my journal page. Or I'm only an email away- If I can help you too I always will x

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  4. I think the journal is a really good idea - it keeps you on the straight and narrow, and you can see how far you've come and how much progress you've made! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks :) Fingers crossed it keeps me good these holidays!

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  5. Hey Claire! Sorry things didn't work out over at my blog! Doesn't seem to be a popular thing ...not quite sure why! I hope you will join me occassionally at my blog and follow the challenges at least!

    Best to you! We all get in a funk sometimes! Hang in there!

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    1. No worries! I'm not sure either- perhaps people just want to enjoy their holiday food and not feel guilty until the new year! I'll be sure to check in for the challenges and read your posts as always. Thanks so much for your support x

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  6. GOOD ON YOU for posting & being so honest!
    I LOVED LOVED LOVED reading this.
    Us women beat ourselves up so much over food & yet we need to learn to relax and enjoy it as nourishment instead of punishing ourselves about it -spoken from someone who knows the right words but doesn't know how to do it herself ;-)
    xxx
    oh and i LOVE the header too ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much. I think you're right, relaxing and enjoying is the way to go. Health and nourishment over stupid perfection. If I can help you in any way I can I will xxx

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  7. I just stumbled upon your blog and need to tell you- thank you! I could have written this post myself. You are not alone, and now I know I'm not either. Good luck with your healthy eating journey! :) Melissa

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    1. Thanks Melissa- you definitely aren't alone! I wish you all the best of luck with your journey too, if you ever need any help I'm always here x

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  8. I think the most important thing here is that you are AWARE of these little hiccups on your journey, and you are putting the wheels in motion to rectify the situation - WELL DONE YOU!

    Mindful eating is such a hard thing to do - but with your mindset I KNOW you will succeed. Sending many a positive vibe to you xx

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    1. Thank you so much Lou- you have no idea how amazing your timing is. I was really struggling last night... something in the combination of melting in 38 degrees,not sleeping and letting myself get too hungry did my head in. This is exactly what I needed. THANK YOU xxx

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  9. Was catching up on some blogs and just saw your post. Oh Claire, I COMPLETELY understand as I'm trying to concentrate on healthy raw eating at the moment. Not eating enough and getting too hungry is my downfall too! (and all the bad Christmas food -yikes!)

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    1. Thank you so much Kate! I've been considering eating more raw lately too, it just seems too much right now. I wish you all the best with your journey this xmas season- it really can be a challenge! If you ever need any help, I'm here x

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