Dragging my feet?

Dog asleep on temple steps

I feel I could sleep for a year!

I’ve had enough. It’s gone on for far too long, and I need to do something to change it, but what?

I’m talking about my lack of any real weight loss in the last 4 months.

I weighed in on Monday evening, and I gained half a pound; by no means is this anything to worry about apart from how long its been going on for. Some of you might be thinking what about the article I wrote recently explaining my new way of thinking about plateaus?

That’s a fair question, and I still stand by my new way thinking theory, it’s just there has to be a point. A point when it’s no longer a plateau, its maintaining with a slight fluctuation, this is something I that’s completely different in my eyes something quite dangerous.

I just don’t know whats wrong with me, (I say that loosely, not in a bullying, depressive way); I’m all fired up and want to kick this fats’ arse, but I just feel tired. Oh so tired.

I don’t know how to snap out of it despite wanting it so much. I should be full of energy, bursting at the seems at the moment what with me just passing my HGV Class 2 driving license. My life is finally moving forward; I’ve got one more training/test in January and then I’ll be done forever. At that point, I’ll be basking in the “light” of my two and a half year tunnel, and able to move onwards and upwards with my life. Maybe it’s that? Maybe I’m a little scared/apprehensive about my life changing once again and deep down that’s why I’m tired and dragging my feet subconsciously?

Ahhh I don’t know!

I think getting this out of my head and out in the open has helped, I guess we’ll see won’t we!

I’ve been pretty vague in this post, but have you ever felt of experienced anything like this with you weight loss? I want to you leave a comment below with your stories 🙂

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    Darran Mansfield

    Hi! I'm Darran Mansfield, I've been on the Slimming World diet for about 10 months, and I've lost 5 and a half stone (74lbs/34kgs), I'm by no means a weight loss expert, but I do have first hand experience, and that's what I'm here to share with you. I'm looking for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that's enjoyable yet maintainable in today's modern life. If that's what you want, you should stick around, I'm sure you'll find something helpful and don't forget to say hi to me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram.

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    Hi, I know the feeling!! My Mum & I joined SW in January 2013 and lost 2.5 stone each but come November Mum hit a ‘plateau’ and I was frantically trying to get my 7.5lbs off that I had gained on my honeymoon…eek!! She is still there but has decided to stop SW for a while so the lbs are creeping back on. Keep at it is all I say, no loss and staying the same is better than a gain. How did you get on with your driving test? I am a part-time lorry driver and I find it one of the hardest to pack SW friendly meals for – my job is so unpredictable. It’s a family business so I get called out at any moment to take over a shift! I find making a Mugshot (preferably the tomato and herb ones) up before I leave with some extra bits and bobs thrown in makes a good cold snack. Also lots of fruit (a punnet of grapes to nibble on) and lots of coke zero/sprite etc handy to turn to. It definitely CAN be done, you just have to find ways to adapt the plan to your lifestyle. You have done amazing, keep it up!!

      Darran Mansfield

      Hi Lindsay, Thanks for your awesome comments 🙂

      It’s killer right! I’m going through it again right now, it can just be so hard to get back on track, and its like bad fuels more bad until you break that cycle and then the good fuels the more good…if that makes any sense?
      Aggghh! It was your honeymoon! Life’s for living right, well that’s what I say, moderation, and that’s great but there are sometimes when rules don’t count, and I bet it was so worth it, where did you go?

      I PASSED!!!! So happy to get that done and dusted, just looking for class 1 work now, but without experience its like fighting a losing battle, trying for class 2 work now, but look who I’m telling, you probably know all this 🙂

      I’m currently a van driver, and I know what you mean about eating on the road. I take a flask of hot water with me and a lock & lock container (I use this one), I can fit 2 mugshots in there, fill it with hot water and then seal it, wait 5/10 mins (depending on pasta/noodle) and your good to go. Great for hot food on the go, and I add things to mine too; I often boil up some peas & carrots on Sunday, keep them in the fridge for the week and then take a little baggie of them with me to work and pop them in the mugshot with the hot water, and they warm right through, I do this with diced meat too.

      I fully agree it can be done, like you save you have to adapt and be amazingly creative, keeping foods that you can eat around you really stops your mind wandering from the roadside services.

      It’s great to hear from you, and don’t be a stranger 🙂


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