Throughout the last year I've been trying to make smarter choices - eat more healthily, develop better sleeping patterns and exercise more. I've had mixed success - for example I did the NHS couch to 5K program (which I highly recommend). I couldn't run for 10 seconds when I first started out and although I did have to repeat a few of the weeks, but the end I was able to run 30 minutes without stopping! Something I never imagined possible. My running lasted for several months and then the dark winter and icy roads got me stopped. I'll probably be back to square one but I enjoyed it when I was doing it and want to get to the point where it's not a stop start thing any more.
I don't think my diet is that bad - at least not in the sense that I tend to cook reasonably healthy meals. I don't live off ready meals or takeaways, I don't eat a lot of greasy foods. The problem is I almost always skip breakfast, sometimes lunch too. So some days I am having only one good meal a day and snacking for the rest of the day.
Snacks are definitely my biggest problem. I don't smoke or drink but I am addicted to sugar. I've tried several times to cut it down, stop drinking fizzy drinks and eating so many sweets and I do for a while but I always go back to my bad habits.
I got my BMI checked today which is the first time in years (possibly ever actually) and it's 29. I'm not proud of that and have long known I'm getting chubby and need to make changes. I just hope this gives me the motivation to make changes that will stick.