Health and Weight Loss Tips 19

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So this week hasn't been great...

10st 10.9 lbs

58, 214 steps

My will power has been waning all week and we've had all kinds of bad food that meant I put weight on. It may be less than a pound but it still gets me down. I've been trying so hard recently and just a little (okay, not so little) treat sets me back more than a week.

That's the thing with these weight-loss journeys, they never end. You have to commit to it long term otherwise your weight creeps back up until one day you realise you're 3 stones heavier than you were a year ago. 

But it's hard.

It's hard to keep hold of the willpower all the time. It's hard to resist that chocolate bar taunting you from the fridge. To ignore the half-full bottle of bourbon (or gin, whatever takes your fancy) requires the will of a warrior. 

Times like this I turn to my friends for encouragement. 

Tip: Ask for help if you need to.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, you're admitting you can't do it alone and that takes more courage than trying to power through alone. 

Everyone needs a helping hand and when you're on a weight-loss journey that helping hand can make the difference. Whether it's for encouragement, a running/walking pal, or someone to take you to that Slimming World meeting, that helper is there for you.

And so, guys, I'm asking for your help. I'm in desperate need of encouragement/a kick up the bum!



  1. Ooh Morgan, I feel for you. It is very hard but keep at it. I also need to lose weight - I have been squidgier than usual since having babies but not unhappy with my weight. Then recently I have noticed that I look pregnant and I can't get into all my clothes. So I am also on a journey and it is hard because I don't do diets or tough work outs. Everybody is different and I haven't read all your posts but I personally think small, sustainable changes work best. Don't deny yourself things but maybe have smaller amounts. Try delaying gratification, distraction, small bursts of 'bonus' activity. But be kind to yourself and visualise achieving your goals. You do need people around you who will support and encourage you. I'm sure you have it in you. You go girl!

    1. You're so right. It seems like we think in the same way because your tips are the same as the ones I've written in the past! ;)

      I KNOW what I'm meant to be doing, I KNOW the weight will go on as well as off but sometimes the 'on' gets me down. The support is what makes the difference when I feel like that.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely comment and give your own tips. And for the encouragement. I really appreciate it. xxx

  2. I could not agree more! Weight loss is a constant journey, even when you hit target, you will either want to lose a little more or you need to try hard to maintain the weight and not sink back into bad habits again. Having people around you who listen is imperative - the people who will give you a good talking to and keep you on the straight and narrow.

    The weight loss journey isn't straight, it does allow for treats!! Sim #WeightLossWednesday xx

    1. Thanks Sim. It's when the treats become the norm that you have to worry! ;)

  3. You can do it Morgan! It's not an easy journey and a lot of tough lifestyle choices are required but you CAN achieve your goals and we're all here to support you. Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Hannah, I really appreciate it. xx