Hey I wasn’t sure whether to post this on here or the maintenance forum. I’m just wanting some advice from you all, I’m regularly reading on here and learning a lot from the insights shared.
I seem to have got into a spiral! I’ve gone from 243lb to 161lb since April just gone to October. I’m 5’6” and a 27 year old female, I’m super proud of myself from getting out of the obese BMI category to overweight. My initial goal is to get to 156lb so I’m a healthy weight, and reassess from there.
The issue... this week the scale says I’ve gained 3lb... I’ve been binge eating and eating all the wrong foods for a week. It’s been my birthday during this week, but I’ve also had some stresses I’m back to work after having maternity leave (naturally getting some mum guilt, I know I’ll feel better in time) and also a relationship breakdown with my brother (not so clear cut). I’m really annoyed with myself and a bit scared I’m going to undo all of my hard work. I’ve not binged on food for about 6 months, I don’t know why I’m finding it so hard to get back on track. I’ve tried to just eat at maintenance calories but the emotional eating has just been so hard to overcome.
Has anyone got any advice? My weight loss journey isn’t over yet, and I really can’t go back to how I was. I just need to get back into everything. Sorry for rambling.