Hello my friend,
Hope you survived Monday. It's good to be back here on the forum. I was off for a week. Got back on calories counting and meal planning last Sunday and lost the weight I put on in the previous week. At the moment, I'm still 57.6kg.
Life's not been easy for me for the last few weeks. Well, life is never easy you might say, and we all know life does get in the way, when we talk about our weight loss journey. I haven't been well, I didn't mention much in my previous posts, guess I didn't want to sound like I'm making excuses if I didn't have any weight loss. I had bad throat infection before and after my holiday, took antibiotic and got some terrible rash. I assumed it was just allergic reaction, went to see GP and everything, but things got worse, I had to see a dermatologist, and it turned out to be psoriasis.
It was about a week ago, I had a bad mole removed from my shoulder as well so couldn't do much exercise (I like gardening). I was a bit upset at first, I mean, no one in my family had this condition before. Why me? I guess by now I more or less have accepted it, just have to get on with it. The potent steroid leaf some discoloured and thinner skin already. I'm on the waiting list for ultra-violet treatment. Despite all that, I'm fine.
Life goes on. Before you get completely bored with my story, here are something positive. I'm on week 10:), and I'm getting closer to losing 1 stone I guess (if my conversion from kilos to stone is right), my start weight was 61.6kg, I'm now 57.6kg. Week 10's theme is about tackling comfort eating, an area of much interest to me. To share a few of my own non food fixes when we feel low, tired and need a comfort.
* a hot shower (not particularly good for my skin I know, but you don't have to it every day)
* a warm cup of tea with a hot water bottle, while reading a good novel (my kind's of escape)
* sleep, sometimes the best is to go to bed early, no matter how much you still have to do (not setting a good example now I know
* tears, I cry at home, let it out makes me feel good, no one is going to judge me, I cry, have a shower, then go to bed, tomorrow is another day.
So even you're not week 10 yet, check it for some good fixes for comfort (instead of comfort eating). If you have other fixes, I'd love to hear
Have a good week!