So, like I mentioned on Monday, I've been slacking lately. My workouts & training is going great, but I've been making impulsive food choices. I'm allowing myself way too many "cheat" meals and really not holding myself accountable for it. I'll find myself eating junk food I've been trying to figure out why I've lost my determination and will power to say no to bad foods. I'll admit, they taste good, but they don't make me feel any better. I figured if I pin pointed the problem(s) then maybe I could find a solution. After thinking about it for a few days, I came up with 2 reasons why I think I'm losing my determination.
1) I may not be eating enough throughout the day. Although, I don't feel hungry during the day with my current eating habits, I do get super hungry after dinner. You know, when the kids are finally in bed & the house is quiet! Maybe it's just my body relaxing, but I'm gonna try to eat a few more "healthy" snacks throughout the day and hopefully I won't want to eat everything in the fridge after 9pm! I plan to get back to juicing everyday, eating more nuts, and the most important thing is keeping the pantry & fridge stocked with the right food. I'm also planning to make Sunday my meal planning day. Let's see how that goes!
2) I'm in a happy place. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I've dropped 3 sizes and 30+ pounds and lots of people are telling me how great I look. It's nice. Buying new clothes has been fun, too. But, the problem is that I'm not at my goal weight yet. I should not be happy maintaining, which is what I'm doing now. I need to push myself harder and jump over this hurdle to reach my ultimate goal!
So, has this happened to anyone else during their weight loss journey? Just had a few months where you weren't feeling it. I am really scared of falling back to my old eating habits. But, apparently fear is not enough so I am trying to think of something to keep my eating in check. I want to have that same will power I did when I started. I've thought about rewarding myself with something, but spending money on myself is not a huge incentive for me. Any ideas on ways I can get myself back to eating healthy? Thanks in advance for the tips!