The last few weeks have been a real struggle for me, and I couldn't figure out why.
I've had a real lack of motivation, and its not because I don't want to lose any more weight, quite the opposite, but I think where I've been on the plan for so long, its got to a point where I need to take a break.
Having these thoughts made me feel like I was not only failing myself, but also failing those who have supported me throughout my weight loss journey, like friends and family, and of course my coach.
I didn't want to approach the subject with my coach because I felt like a failure, so I did the worst thing possible, and I avoided meetings for two weeks, making up excuses so that I didn't have to face her. But last week I made the effort to go, and although I felt really uncomfortable telling her how I felt, she put me at ease straight away and explained that its only a natural for me to feel like taking a break at some point when you've been following the plan for so long.
She soon put any doubts of letting myself and others down out of my mind and explained that I could go into the maintenance plan for a few weeks so as to still follow some structure to my eating habits, but it is so important to continue coming to group.
I felt so much better after talking it through with her, and now I'm quite happily maintaining my weight until I feel ready to jump back on the horse and get down to my ideal weight!