Starting today!

So I'm doing it! I have been blocking my weight out of my mind for the past year, only in the last few weeks has it hit me just how flabby I've got. It's not a nice thing to have to come to terms with but the sooner it can be tackled the better. I don't know about anyone else but I think my personal situation doesn't help with staying positive and motivated- I'm an unemployed graduate so I am literally applying for jobs all day whilst sitting on my arse and comforting eating to stop myself feeling down about my lack of career prospects! I want to feel energised and happy and better about my body. It's okay to be a bit on the heavier side but when you start looking at yourself and feeling miserable that's when it must be time for something to change. I also find that my mood and energy levels reflect the state of my body, now that I'm heavier everything feels sluggish and I'm tired all the time. If anyone has any advice or tips that would be great, bring on week 1!

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  • Treat the job hunting like a job itself and only do it during set allocated hours.

    Make sure you get some fresh air every day - don't be tied to the computer job hunting. Try the couch to 5k programme. This will be good for your mental as well as your physical health.

    Cut out processed food and make all your meals from scratch. Keep a food diary. Fill your fridge and cupboards with healthy snacks which you actually enjoy eating.

    Drink lots of water and have chewing gum when you are in front of the computer.

    Good luck with the weight loss and the job hunt.

  • I have just downloaded the couch to 5k app so will give that a go! Also just started a food diary too.

    Love the chewing gum idea, it will hopefully stop me picking out of boredom!!

    Thanks for your advice :)

  • Just joined today as well. Totally fed up of feeling so big. I hate having photos taken and always think that the first thing people notice is my size so I've bit the bullet and here we go. Best of luck with your job hunting!

  • I'm with you there, it's not nice to feel so insecure! So nows the time to make a change!

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