So, I've been at this diet/exercise thing since early December, and I've had a lot of success, even though it's been quite a bit of work. I've shed over 30 lbs, gotten in shape, and look SO much better than I used to. Here's my dilemma...
Recently, I've come home from college to spend some time taking care of a few things I need to do before the next semester. It's already been two weeks, and although I have not binged/gone completely off plan, I've definitely slipped in a few key ways.
-I used to eat around 1250-1300 a day, maybe a bit more when I exercised. Now, I find myself creeping closer to 1400 every day, and I don't really seem to be losing weight anymore, just maintaining.
-My activity is much lower at home. I don't have to walk back and forth across campus, so my only real exercise other than when I go out somewhere is walking to the gym/my workout.
-Snacking much more frequently.
I had planned to really work and shed another 10-15 lbs this summer. I -really- want to, and yet I feel I've gotten complacent, even though I'm far from pleased with how I look. I do not want to spend the whole summer at maintenance, and yet I seem to be starting over every day with hopes of keeping my cals at 1200, and yet I always fail.
For the record, I do not believe that 1200 or even 1250 is too low for me. See, I am never -hungry- when I eat over my limit. It's mental hunger, boredom, and compulsive snacking. I really just need a mental kick in the butt, or some ideas as to how to get myself back on track before the whole summer passes me by.