Hello, everyone. I'm getting a bit frustrated with myself at the moment. Having lost the best part of a stone at the start of the year (probably down to giving up alcohol and going to the gym more regularly, plus a lot of it was "temporary" Christmas weight) I ended up plateauing at 12 st 7 or thereabouts. Yesterday I was back up to 12 st 9. I've got my six-monthly check up in late June and I really want to have made more of a dent in my weight (and general well being) by then. Not that my consultant ever says much about my weight, but I feel like I've been telling him I'm trying to lose some for the last five years (which he agrees is sensible) and I'm sick of hearing myself saying it, it's just getting embarrassing now! I know I find life/my symptoms much easier to manage when I do weigh less so I'm really getting quite p***ed off at myself for not getting this sorted. I've recently been made redundant (a bit scary, but all good in the bigger picture) and want to get into good habits/a good routine from the word go, but I still seem to exercise erratically, a few weeks on and a few weeks off, despite my best attempts. I'm liking not drinking, but I'm definitely eating more sugary snacks as a result and am slipping back into the evening snacking I would have done with a glass of wine in my hand.
Just wondering if any of you are in a similar position and would fancy buddying up, keeping a friendly eye on each other? I'm not looking for any major commitment, just a couple of messages a week seeing how we are getting on, cracking the whip or patting each other's backs as appropriate. Even if you don't fancy being my health buddy, do any of you have any great tips or motivators for me? I'm a bit fed up, to be honest, and lacking in energy. I feel like I could sleep about 20 hours a day.