I am really really struggling to keep motivated now I have started exercising. I am a measly 3 pounds away from goal. just 3 pounds! Last week I was 2 pounds from goal but I managed to put a pound on this week. Three weeks ago my doctor suggested (ordered) me to start moving more and to take up pilates or she would not refer me for physio therapy. So I joined a gym and I am now in week three of 30 - 45 mins in the gym followed by 30 mins swimming three times a week and when my back will let me an hour long pilates class once a week. I am getting small muscles now which I know are heavier than fat but I just want to hit the goal weight! My main problem now is hunger. I am so hungry all the time. I am so bad I cannot sleep well the night after gym as I am so hungry. I eat my 26 points and I am hungry. I am eating extra zero point fruits and I am hungry. I even have to admit to buying food subconciously I don't even remember deciding to going into the shop and buying the mars bar but I did (and it tasted soo good!)
I am aware of activity points but my group leader says not to eat them as they will make me gain weight and are difficult to work out accurately. I was asking about this in last weeks exercise topic meeting. I was asking now on earth a pilates class can be more activity points than 45 mins in the gym but just got told each activity is different.
Anyway any tips on how to stay junk free while exercising? (Before I only ate my 26 points and maybe around 10 of the weekly points - anything more and I stayed the same or gained. Oh and I did not get on well with the new zero points food scheme either!) Does your body just get used to working the 26 points harder?