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Thursday, August 30, 2012

I'm back after a 3 month break from SP. It wasn't entirely intentional: I went on holiday in June and felt good in a bikini for the first time in years, I was 142lb and almost at my target of 140lb. I started relaxing about counting calories and weighing food/watching my portions.

I got lazy and didn't keep up with my exercise regimen. It got to the stage where I wasn't exercising at all. I tried the odd jog but really lost all motivation to do anything.

Work started stressing my out and my anxiety came back and to cope with it, I started binge eating. As coping mechanisms go, it was terrible! I put on 12lb in 3 months. It doesn't sound terrible but none of my lovely new clothes fit anymore and now my bikini confidence is at rock bottom.

What has changed?

I am starting University at the end of September, I'm moving to London and going to be a student again. I don't want to be fat! I want to be fit again!

Today I recorded all my food and it came to ~1800 calories, my target range is 1300-1600 so I'm a bit over today but I wanted to get a baseline. I managed 40 minutes of walking/jogging today but my chest gets so tight, I feel really unfit, my poor lungs! I've joined a running club too, they have a beginners course on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Since I'm new to the area I thought it would be a nice way to make some friends, feeling a bit lonely. It's just me and the boyfriend in London, all my friends are back up North.

I don't want to be a quitter! I've done it once, slipped up and I'm back on the wagon! Tomorrow's challenge, to get in range calorie wise and do some more exercise!

Positive thinking!
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  • no profile photo CD11303579
    Welcome back! I'm back too- after my wedding I went head first into cake land- and gained 13 back! Here's to making it a life style!! emoticon
    3045 days ago
    Welcome back! You can do it!
    3047 days ago
  • RLT5089
    We had a very similar summer!
    3047 days ago
    Welcome back!
    3144 days ago
    At least you have realized what you did & made steps to correct it. We all have slips backwards but it's the keep on going that makes us strong. One day we will do everything just as a matter of habit (good habits). Keep working towards your goals & you'll make it.
    3145 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6295915
    emoticon You are on the right track with your plan and I am sure you will be successful if you keep tracking food and fitness
    3145 days ago
    emoticon back.

    Sometimes we have to go through the trials to learn. You can see the trouble spots that you ran into, so as you get back in shape this time, you can also plan ahead for better ways to handle those types of troubles in the future.

    3145 days ago
    Glad to see you back. Good luck.
    3145 days ago
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