A New Beginning

So it has been about seven months since I have posted anything on this blog. The last few months have definitely not been my best. I gained weight, hit a self-esteem low point and lost all confidence and motivation I had in myself.
It’s time to turn myself around and start this again. The road to success has many failures and I’ve always known this but I didn’t expect to be heading in the wrong direction for such a long period of time. The only thing I can do now is see it as a learning experience and continue moving forward.
I recently turned twenty one and for my birthday I received multiple vouchers and a reasonable amount of money. I decided to put all of that away until I reach my weight goal and to use it as a reward to go shopping. I told my dad this at which point he asked, “So what is your weight goal?”. I had no idea because I’m not weighing myself (because if I do I’ll unhealthily obsess over it) so I bought myself lingerie from Agent Provocateur including a waspie (which is like a corset) in a size 10 and decided that my goal is to fit into it without muffining over the top.
I have quite a way to go and I’m not giving myself any time limit because I’ve realised having a time frame stresses me out to the point where I screw up or give up. I just have to believe in myself and I will get there. I’ll have my bad days and I’ll have my good days but as long as there is more good than bad I will be moving forward.

Meal Planning

FUN FACT: On average people who plan and keep track of their meals will lose twice the amount of weight than those who don’t.

I’m really lacking motivation at the moment so I am so ready to give this a shot.
Yesterday I bought this meal planner from Kikki K that has a magnetic strip so I can stick it right to my fridge and never avoid it. I think it’s important to be able to see it all the time, and it’s also important to me that it’s pretty.
Starting today my intention is to right down everything I plan on eating in advance and then either tick them off or write in what I actually ate or any extra things I added in.
I can also keep my old sheets so when I can’t think of what to eat I can look at them for ideas.
I’ve got a good feeling about this.