So it’s been a really weird few weeks. Christmas threw me out of sorts in a lot of ways, some good, some not so good, and, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve been on top of much for about five or six weeks now! That, of course, has had a knock on effect on my weight loss, and I’ve put on a little bit of what I’d lost. Well, quite a lot, if I’m being honest!
However, there is light in the darkness. Certain things have made home life that much more straightforward, and while my youngest is still sleeping erratically, I’m still waiting for some news on the future of Far From the Tree and my day job is still very busy, there have been some shifts in my life that have made things different, and better. I don’t want to go into specifics here, suffice to say that January has seen some positive and hopefully long term changes.
So it’s back on the bus I go. I was so far off it that I hadn’t even read the copy of the most recent magazine that I’d picked up before Christmas, but I’ve been making my way through that, in the quiet moments this morning, and it’s helping me to refocus. The thing is, I can drift so easily when I let myself, in all aspects of my life, and weight loss is no exception. Everything else in my life suddenly becomes an excuse to eat madly and badly!
This time probably won’t be the last ‘drift’, if I’m honest, but I’m going to try really hard to make it count. And here’s how. When I eat badly, as I have done over the past few weeks, I’m not actually being kind to myself, even though I think I am. I can tell this from my skin, my hair, my hands, my energy levels; everything suffers. When I eat well, like when I’m writing regularly, everything else improves. So here are my ‘New Me’ resolutions’:
- Stick to Food Optimising and keep attending the group
- Take better care of my skin (I have some great moisturiser that I got for Christmas – that should be easy!)
- Stop moaning about lack of sleep from the toddler. I can’t do anything about it so I need to just suck it up
- Get back to writing the next book. This comes in fits and starts and needs to be more regular
- Do what Slimming World calls ‘Body Magic’ when I can. Stop shirking it!
- Spend more, quality time with my children and my husband. Make it count!
I’ve been rationalising, reorganising and making plans about a lot of things lately, and I now feel like I have a much better sense of direction because of that. Now it’s time to make it happen. Wish me luck!