Where have I been….

I haven’t really been keeping up with social media as much as maybe I could have, my Instagram isn’t filled with inspiration and my blog hasn’t really been posted on for a while.

A few weeks ago I realised I had put on just over a stone and a half (21lbs) I’m mortified, I knew my jeans were getting a little tight, however I also knew that with the change of season, I also had spent less time cooking proper food and more time eating cookies in bed!

I also struggle with the change of seasons, not only does it make me ridiculously more tired, it also brings on a bout of mild/moderate depression, thankfully due to medication it is no longer severe!

I mentioned this to L and her reply was

“ But you’re a blogger. Bloggers, blog. Go on, write about it!”

So here I am, 5 blogs deep in a spree!

Blogging obviously does ease my mental health, as it’s like a Form of therapy, I can talk about things, go on and on, if I wish, and if people don’t want to read they just click off the page!

So.. my plan of action…

Well, my first excuse is, I’m a big gainer and a big loser.

So, hopefully I can lose it as quickly as I gained it.

Plenty of veggies

Cut down on the treats

Move more

Get plenty of sleep (if I’m tired I eat rubbish)

And don’t focus on it too much!

What do you do when you gain weight?

Love Sooz x

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeanne says:

    Its a war! for me. I have a post, not yet posted, because i am not quite ready to come to grips with this food and weight thing. After all, it is a thing that takes up too much room in my head. Grrrrr! If only it was afraid of me as much as I am afraid of it. Food, that is. I just hate it too much or indulge beyond belief. ;(

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  2. Blogging is my therapy, too. I continue slowly gaining weight as I age, even as I walk six to ten miles a day and try to limit my calorie and fat intake. I recognize that my metabolism has shifted, but my desire for food remains strong. So, I have no good advice. On the other side, my mother went through something similar to you, and managed to lose weight and become a size two. So, there is hope.

    The best to you. Cheers

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  3. I can relate to this post! This time of year really does a number on me. But, I try and focus on eating good things and limiting the amount of sweets. But that’s hard because everyone brings in sweets and chocolates and treats as Christmas gifts. Difficult, indeed!

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  4. I had wondered where Sooz had got to! Weight, that nasty social stigma – anywhere in the world! At least at my age I no longer get comets. I havealwys had to lose some weight and on my trips I tend to. So two months of teavel, walking an average of 20,000 steps EVERY day and still eating well enough to not keel over I was pleased I had lost six pounds. Even more pleasing is that I keep getting stronger. The numbers are no longer my focus. It has taken 30 years.

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  5. Sorry to hear about the weight gain & things kind of sucking in general. What do I do? Complain about it, mostly. At the moment, I’m taking a break from the complaining, the self-flagellance, the caring too much about it. Not that I don’t care, not that I won’t resume caring, but I know when to give myself a pass, and when to put my foot on the gas.

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    1. discoveringsooz says:

      Im so glad it’s not just me that moans about it! Xx


  6. I usually cut back on the sweets, drink more water, eat smaller meals and exercise when I can.

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  7. bowmanauthor says:

    Good to hear from you again!

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  8. You can do this. Well done for owning up to it. I find the accountability of blogging my food to be really helpful. Whether or not anyone else is reading, the thought that maybe they are is really motivating for me. Accountability to someone else is so much more powerful than just to yourself. That’s why all the groups work, it’s about accountability.
    Good luck, draw a line and move on. You can do this


  9. Oh my goodness, I feel you, friend! I’ve been off of my writing game, too, and I’m also working hard to manage my mental and physical health. I try my best to remind myself to do my best, and if I miss a day or don’t do as well as I “should,” I dust myself off, shrug my shoulders, and remind myself that tomorrow is around the corner!!

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  10. Simon says:

    It’s good to see you… Get those jeans loose! ☺️


  11. kopicurut says:

    thanks for your information

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