Back in April I decided to ditch my low carb diet. I started it in October 2015. I felt lots of benefits from giving up sugar. Not being hungry all the time. No hypoglycaemic crashes and a pleasing fat loss (5% of my body fat).
Then I read somewhere that low carb diets could cause depression. As I’d been having a few problems with my mood, I decided to eat more carbs. I thought that I already got enough carbs from eating lots of veg, sweet potato and the like but I decided to give it a go, just in case. However, re introducing carbs could have been just brown rice, I’d have got most of my B vitamins there – it didn’t have to be cake did it?
However, cake crept in.
cake is addictive.
At the same time life got busier. currently all our free time is taken up researching bathroom furniture, kitchens, tiles, carpet, light fittings. Every weekend, any annual leave: all those free bits of time get soaked up with house business. And what do you do if you need to discuss your recent tile viewing (and reward yourself for all that effort)? Pop into a coffee shop for a nice latte and a slice of cake!
There’s no time left for regular exercise, or even the usual shopping for and preparation of healthy meals. I’ve eaten quite a lot of ready made food recently.
This is the result:
So disappointing when I worked so hard to lose that weight and I enjoyed being slimmer! I’m back where I was 2years ago. 😖☹️
What to do next?
First of all, don’t panic!
I think that I just have to accept that things are going to be difficult for a little while longer (another 2 months to go until we move).
In the meantime, I’m just going to do what I can, stop the cake and try to get a little bit of walking /running.
I’m already looking forwards to a new start, New house, new running routes! I have a feeling in my water (it’s an idiom, I haven’t got an infection) that 2018 is going to be a good running year.
Is anyone else preparing their New Years resolutions yet?