Posted by Jen
I have definitely lost momentum in the past week. Well, it started last month, with the onslaught of Christmas foods. I still managed to lose weight, just not as much as before. I started January off well, largely by challenging myself to make changes each week. Still this past week has been more of a struggle for me mentally.
I’m still exercising almost daily, but we’ve had some bad weather recently and I haven’t been able to walk daily, which is my preference.
I’m still exercising portion control, but some of my mindless snacking has returned.
I’m trying to eat a salad every day to help me reach my target for fruits/veggies, but produce tastes like crap this time of year, even when I buy the expensive stuff from Whole Foods.
I think the larger issue is that I am simply bored with this endeavor. It’s going to take me months, possibly even a year or more, to lose the necessary weight. It took me ten years to gain it and I’m not going to lose it overnight. But I’m an American. I want what I want and I want it NOW.
It also doesn’t help that it’s January. It’s winter. It’s not my favorite time of the year. Everything feels BLAH right now. I want spring and flowers and fresh strawberries and cute clothes. Not dead trees and bulky layers and mealy tomatoes.
I need to recapture the necessary drive and enthusiasm to continue making progress on this long journey. Anyone have any ideas?