Weigh-in Update, Chocolate Binge Mental Health

Hi all,

This week has been pretty up and down with good days and bad days. I’ve indulged a lot, AGAIN! During the week I was expecting to have a little slice of cake with friends, but that didn’t happen so I got mega cravings and ended up eating a lot of chocolate. I’m not proud of that, it was obviously a mistake and I need to think about what I’m going to do if I’m in that situation again. I don’t cope very well with interrupted/cancelled plans at the last minute and usually respond by indulging, especially if the plans included food! But I think next time I will whip myself up something slightly healthier.

Workout-wise, I got in my 3 gym sessions and some walks this week. I really had to talk myself up into doing it after the chocolate binge. I was feeling so demotivated but I’m really glad I pushed through. I’m now lifting a little bit more on the chest press – 18kg +2.3kg. On couch to 5k (I’m on the last “week” and have been for months, it’s about improving my speed now) I have got up to 8.3 speed for the last minute. I always try to build up my speed over the 35 minutes and really go for it in the last minute, and I really feel it!

But I haven’t had much time in the gym to work on my strength training. I would have liked to do more squats and burpees, so hopefully this coming week I’ll get that in!

On to the weekly weigh-in:

So shockingly I managed to lose another 2lb! I’m very grateful and relieved, although before my chocolate indulgence I did cook a few very healthy meals from recipes and was doing well. My body fat is up 0.6%. Hopefully that will go down again next week.

Hope you’ve all had a good week, speak to you soon!

Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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