Lost my way but I’m clawing my way back

So I’ve been away from HealthUnlocked for about 2 months, mainly due to my mental health and sorting out all the things, I haven’t been good with my food and have been ordering takeaways and eating out a lot, so I have gone from 11st 4ibs back to 11st 7ibs so far (was doing my weigh ins on Saturday and am hoping to go back to the Saturday weigh in day).

I’m feeling really bad health wise, definitely paying for the last few months. I think what’s got to me is stress, my eldest child turn 3 and has started Nursery so that was hard since he was crying when I dropped him off and my youngest is 16 months and walking and saying odd little words but is growing up so fast, with this in mind I’m going back to uni in October to start my 2nd year after a gap year (due to having a baby) plus my partner is at uni too (both of us are mature students), as well as working. Basically what I thinks happened is all my bottled feeling have come out at once and I’ve gone on a mad one with all things bad for me.

I am back though (if you will have me ) and I will be trying to be on the site more than one day a week. I have my food planned for the next few days and deleted all takeout apps and closed accounts, UberEATS was the worst as they deliver McDonald’s including their breakfasts and deliveroo had KFC and subway, just eat had my fave chip shop so I’m lucky to have gained a few pounds but I’m expecting to show more soon.

I’m so annoyed at myself for giving in and letting my wants take charge with no thought and it’s not what I want to teach my kids.

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Welcome back, Debbie,

I'm sorry you've had such a tough time recently, but well done for only regaining 4lbs and for being able to climb back onto the wagon again :)

You'll be welcomed back to the Saturday weigh-in, with open arms and there will be a lot of support for you, to help you get back on track :)

You would be very welcome to join our Newbie Club, if you wanted to make a completely fresh start :)

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Onwards and downwards! :)

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Hi and welcome back.

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I think you've done great if you only gained 3lb :) Struggling a bit myself at the moment but managed a reasonable day yesterday, and today is going well also. Hopefully, like you, it's a turning point back in the right direction.

My Grand daughter used to be the same when she was dropped at daycare. Have you tried maybe sitting for a few minutes and just being there while the daycare staff divert your childs' attention. Assure them you are watching then when they are really preoccupied slip out the door. Once you're not there they tend to be fine :)

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Thank you for the advice, luckily my son is now getting use to it, the problem is now he doesn’t want to leave Nursery. I hope you have had a good day today, I have gone over on my calorie allowance but it has all been nutritious food so I’m not beating myself up at the moment.

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That's how I try to look at things too. Going over on good choices is not as terrible as going over on junk food :D

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Welcome back! I am jut running off to work but wanted to say that. - see you on Saturday for the weighin, I'm sure you will lose a bit by then which I'll make you feel better!

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Hi MummyDebbie it sounds like you have an awful lot going on not surprising the stress levels are running high. I hope you are able to just take a few minutes each day to yourself to breathe and relax. You've only gained a few pounds which should easily go once you start eating healthily again, well done for deleting those apps, it's just far too easy to get junk food nowadays! Hope the scales give you some encouraging news on Saturday 😀

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Thank you all for being so kind x

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Welcome back :)

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