I've stopped counting the number of weeks I've been working on my weight now, but it's a fair few.
By this point mentally I've come a very long way. I've learned how much food is a day's worth, what foods to eat when and I've done more reading on nutrition than I did for my degree.
Safe to say, I'm well equipped with the tools I need to complete this journey but there's just one more thing to do: reintroduce foods that feel indulgent whilst using the self control to enjoy them responsibly.
Ok, this does not mean eating cake or Pringles or any of my trigger foods, I still clearly can't cope with them yet (as evidenced by nearly 3 weeks off the rails because I slipped up and had a takeaway). However, a sweet treat or small amounts of chocolate actually encourages vwill power and make me feel satisfied and less deprived.
So now, if I've been to the gym and providing I have the calories available, each night I'm allowing myself a highlights hot chocolate with semi skimmed milk and a homemade biscotti biscuit (57 cals) for a total of 170 cals. if I start to over indulge in this then I'll stop it but so far it's been fine
I feel very in control at the moment. I don't want to jinx anything but all being well, I've got my mojo back just the weekend to get through and I've got lots planned to keep me busy and away from temptation