I can understand your feeling it is pointless and the thinking of why bother. I can tell you that in the early hours of this a.m. I had a wee bit of a binge - a few snickers bars went down the hatch. Then tonight the same thing happened. I had done brilliantly in-between. The thing is I ACCEPT that this sort of thing will happen on occasion and I actually allow for it in my plan. It was 14 days since my last binge. I don't go out and exercise extra hard, or severely restrict my calories the next few days. Instead I worked out long ago that for me for maintenance, my weight remains static at an average of 1600 calories daily. To allow for my occasional 'eat whatever I like" days, I mostly eat around the 1500 - 1550 calories. I don't get as much exercise as is normally recommended because of skeletal issues. I have arthritis of the spine, and scoliosis. I also have sleep issues, and suffer from fatigue.
I could have thrown in the towel a very long time ago, but I figured if I did nothing, then my weight wouldn't go down. My weight-loss was a slow journey - 16 months to lose the first 50lb - but it improved my very high cholesterol (even tho' I was/am on medication for it and always ate very healthily) and it improved my HbA1c, so I am no longer borderline pre-diabetic. If I had chucked in the towel in the beginning, odds are I would be diabetic by now, and still have bad cholesterol problems - possibly other health conditions, too!
I understand the tiredness with young children. Altho' mine have long flown the coop, I still remember what it was like. I grabbed the odd snatch of sleep as and when I could. When my daughter was about 2yrs old, I would be on the floor doing exercises with Richard Simmons on TV showing how to do them, and my daughter would do HER exercises too :-) My son was a wee bit different tho', and I used to pop him into a play pen so he couldn't get into any mischief. With him I also needed that extra sleep as I was breastfeeding him - for 2 1/2 years, 2 years of which were 2-3 hourly through the nite, so you could understand how zonked I was.
You can do this - you just need to have faith in yourself AND your abilities :-)
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 10/18/2013 (06:57)
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