Monday, February 25, 2013
I haven't blogged in awhile because I've been struggling. Every day I battle food. I try to surround myself with healthy options like salads and whole wheat bread and lowfat milk, etc. but what I really want to eat is a big fat juicy cheeseburger with french fries and a coke. I find I can be good for small periods of time, such as a few weeks, but then the cravings take over and I just want to eat...and eat...and eat.
I get tired of journaling my food and counting everything I put in my mouth. I get tired of eating healthy and I want to fall back into my old habbits. My husband is supportive, but I also know that he finds it tedious to eat chicken and fish and not eat red meat and sausage and all those wonderful high calorie foods that used to make up our regular diet. Every once in awhile I want to cook a potroast or make sausage sandwhiches to give him a break. (Yes, I know there are healthier options like chicken or turkey sausage, but he doesn't want to eat those.)
I'm losing the battle right now. I was good for awhile but I suspect when I weigh in tomorrow that I am going to be right back where I started. I'm happy and content with my life, but where weight loss is concerned I'm not in a good place right now. This last week has just felt very very difficult.
I need to gear up and get back on track. The good news is I'm still working out at least four days a week so that should minimize the damage I've done. Another thing I want to do is talk to my doctor about going back on Metformin for my PCOS. A doctor once told me that it's easier to lose weight when I'm on Metformin because it manages my insulin resistance and my PCOS would make it very difficult for me to lose weight on my own.
What do you do when you are struggling? What are your tips for getting back on track?