Easter reality checks

My new weight loss plan is all about sustainable action – I’ve counted points, exercised for two hours a day, hand crafted every meal to the nth degree… it’s all very successful, but it doesn’t gel with me, or my lifestyle.

I am busy and driven at work, and yet shockingly lazy about my personal lifestyle. If I could redirect my work efforts and have no personal life I would have no issues keeping up the 12wbt lifestyle. It’s not realistic for me though, when given a choice I will select to sleep and buy an instant meal if it means I can relax after an awful week.

So, for the sake of clarification – I’m expecting a weight gain tomorrow, because I’ve fully enjoyed my Easter long weekend. It’s not the end of the world, and it has been really lovely not being racked with guilt about enjoying some chocolate, or eating a full-fat dinner.

I’m going to be working the 5:2 or maybe Alternate Day Calorie Reduction for my diet for the next three months. I say three months so I can give it a real go, and measure how I feel after the initial euphoria of a new plan wears off. A lot of thought and research has gone into this decision. I’m feeling good about the idea of being able to enjoy food again, actual food other people eat. Not low-fat or no carb, or selective portions.

At the moment it’s just a huge relief to think I can live ‘normal’ again, instead of being on a permanent diet. We’ll see how I feel on Tuesday night, after my first ‘fasting’ day.

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