Since getting back yesterday I have been catching up on so many blogs.
I still haven't caught up on all of them.
There seems to be a similar thread running through many blogs this week.
A lot of us are in the doldrums, we have no wind in our sails.
Is this the reason so many diets and healthy eating plans fail?
Why does it happen?
Is it down to our metabolism?
Is it the season?
I could ask question after question as to why?
How does one keep the momentum going?
I have written before about the changing of the seasons being a worry to me, I find it easier to watch what I am eating in the summer. As we enter Autumn (my favourite season) food matters are difficult. For me Autumn going into winter means pies, stews and casseroles, served with potatoes and root vegetables .
Steamed puddings and milk puddings. Yes I know these meals can be adapted to low calorie versions but they don't taste the same do they?
I am trying to self motivate myself by reading other blogs, believe me there are some really FABULOUS inspiring stories out there. Today I have read about mid-goal rewards, re-focussing, changing plans. One posting that really struck a chord with me was from "266" about a diet/healthy eating plan being like a relationship.
She is so right, in a new relationship you nurture and cosset, encourage and praise, love and honour. When the honeymoon is over, these slip, the love and caring is still there but is reaches a comfort level and the energy levels go down. So what can we do?
Loving ourselves is the key, treat ourselves as we would a partner or a child if they were having a bad time.