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belafaccia posted:
I have been on and off this board for the last couple years. I get all pumped up and motivated and lose 10 poounds, then fall off the wagon and gain it all back and then some.

I recently started a new job and it's completely thrown me off. I'm findining it extremely dificult to stick with a healthy diet and to get to the gym at the end of the day. Going to the gym in the morning doesn't work for me as I already get up at 5:45 as it is. When the new year started, I had a goal to lose 30 lbs by the end of June. Well, I haven't lost anything and we are almost to May. I am beginning to feel extremely bummed out and angry with myself. Anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with what I am feeling right now and for how to get back on track?
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Tomato05 responded:
Hi BelaFaccia

Working and exercising can be tricky. I recently did a job for 5 weeks, and I had to start at 8am. That meant I had to get up at 4.15 or 4.20 am to go to the gym before work. I did it all 5 weeks long, but it was not easy.

How about getting up at 5am and going for a jog/walk some mornings, and on some mornings do some home exercises like ab crunches, squats, lunges, or use weights/bands at home?

What is the main stumbling block as far as diet is concerned, with your new job? If you eat a healthy breakfast, and pack a light lunch and 2 smallish snacks, and then savour a nice (but portion controlled) dinner, it would be a good start.

Don't despair too much. This may just be the turning point for you. Good luck and keep writing to us.


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