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I feel like I'm starting over all the time

I've lost track of how many times I have "started over" during this Pandemic.
It feels like weekly.
Are you feeling this too? Is it as tough for you as it is me?
I feel like I've eaten more carbs in the last month than I have in the last year.

A healthy lifestyle has to be a new way of living. I used to hang on for the weekends and eat my carbs or chocolate then. I stopped that when the Stay At Home Order started and some food was hard to find. I used it as an excuse. An excuse to eat food I knew I shouldn't.

Today I have no motivation for you. If you're motivated please feel free to share - I am all ears.
But, I haven't given up.
I didn't like the number that I saw on the scale, so I'm working to change it.

I am the only one that can change it.

Today's goal? Drink my water and careful of the carbs. Snack on fruit - not crackers. And have my shake for lunch.

One day at a time.

I'm not going to sugar coat this - This is difficult...

You'd think with as far as I've come with learning how to eat healthy, that staying at home wouldn't be so difficult. I'd love to sit here and say I've been killing it drinking my shakes and avoiding temptation, and getting my steps in...but that would be a lie.

How are you doing? Are you finding it challenging to stay motivated? I am. Are you snacking? I am.
I'm trying to be honest here. And it's not pretty.

Since Easter, I haven't been having my shakes for lunch. Instead, I've been eating leftovers for lunch. And snacking on Easter Candies - mostly things like jelly beans. Damn sugary things are addicting!

But, I have been trying to drink my water at least. I don't always make my goal, but I'm trying.

It's not easy...
And if you are having the same issues, it's okay to admit.

I feel like I have lost my stride. During the day I am HUNGRY. I WANT to eat/snack. Today I started my shakes again, and all I felt like as I drank it, was …

How are you holding up? It's okay to not be okay.

Hi, and happy Friday (I think it's Friday at least...)

I am in a holding pattern with my weight loss and it sucks. (sorry, but I'm being honest)
I didn't do GREAT this past week, but I tried not to eat too many snacks either. I did grab a few snack bags of chips, and I think I need to STOP that.
With Easter coming, I did buy candy for our little family. And I will let myself eat chocolate on Sunday. (Because I have been looking forward to it)

BUT, I did learn something about myself during this #StayAtHomeOrder, something that I already knew, but never realized how important it actually was... I need something to look forward to. I always planned once a week or once every two weeks (depending on our budget) a dinner out. Nothing fancy, order pizza (which we are very picky about) or go out for a burger at a local bar and grill. Now we can't "go out" anywhere, but you can still order. (and we are very picky about take out, 99% or it doesn't taste good to us…

Stop right there! Drop the snack!

Well, the first two weeks of this mess, I've been stress eating, and emotional eating, and eating because I was not necessarily bored but not able to go out anywhere. Oh, the snacks that we had in the house...these were things we hadn't bought in a couple years! Yeah, we might buy ONE Hostess Cupcake package and split it, but this time we bought a big ol' box from Sam's Club! (so bad....)
I only ate two...packages.
And I gained a few pounds too. Could've been water weight, but I don't care, I don't want to see the pounds increasing!
My face does look puffy and I hate that. I was finally getting more of a heart shape to my chubby face and I was so proud of that. So...I need to get back to where I was. I can't let this madness win!
So this week I took back my control. I limited my portions. I still had a dessert, and a few days I still had a little bag of chips (we bought WISE chips this time, and I was surprised to see how few ingredients they have. I&#…