I started making serious efforts to lose weight last July and have lost 4st 12lbs since then. I'm using the Weight Loss Resources website to aid with calorie counting and I've been exercising more too. I was consistently losing 2lbs a week until November last year and had also got to week 7 on the couch to 5k programme so was running for 28 continuous minutes 3 times a week as well as swimming 2 or 3 times a week. I was super proud of myself and really feeling the benefit and improvement to my health.
Then at the end of November I had surgery for endometriosis and since then I've never really managed to get my mojo back. I was told I'd be able to return to running and swimming after 2 weeks but I then got a nasty infection which made me quite ill and it was a good month before I attempted another run. That didn't go well and after a few frustrating attempts to restart the c25k programme at various points I ended up going right back to the beginning. But I'd totally lost enthusiasm and have been a bit stop/start since February. Still haven't really got back into the swimming either. Additionally I've not been doing so well with the eating. I've had more takeaways etc than is healthy and the odd cheat has become the norm rather than the exception.
Happily I've managed not to gain weight but I've only lost 1st 8lbs since the end of November when I had surgery and I've been juggling the same 2 or 3lbs up and down over the last month. I still have 2st 9lbs to lose to get to my goal weight and I need to find a way to regain the motivation I had before surgery. I have started running again (again!) and am currently at the end of week 2 of c25k (again!) and I'm going to go for a swim after work today. I feel like right now, in this moment, my head's in the right place to work on this properly again but I'm worried that it'll be temporary. Any tips on staying motivated and sticking with it this time?