Any goal however small is worth celebrating!
Haha, my body has been trying to climatise for decades! The amount of times my weight has gone up and down over the years is unreal
My heaviest ''seen'' weight on the scales 17st...and the lowest back in the early 90's ...9st ! the past ''decade'' seems to be up and down between 15st and 11st......last saw 10st 11 last August when I did well then went on holiday and couldn't stop eating all the really tasty stuff
So now back at 13st trying to get back down again...such is life...and the story of my life...but I won't give up!
My approach is calorie counting lately (have done Slimming world on and off for years -that works too if followed to the book) (i now prefer calorie counting as I feel nothing is excluded and if it fits my calories i will have it !) and trying to work in some exercise, whether it be a walk or something else, I don't have my calories too low, no point in going hungry!
But i'm on approx 1700 calories and 5-10k steps (fitbit) if i do more steps/workouts my calories will go up to about 2000/2100 - i don't always stick to that depends how my appetite is, but knowing I have enough calories if i want them is good
I do occasionally go on a binge (usually chocolate! but that's not because i'm hungry it's more my 'feelings' ...boredom...upset...etc
But anyway, I calorie count using Myfitnesspal, have exercise and steps logged using my fitbit and also use mapmyfitness app to log walks and exercise too.
you just have to find what works for you, what is sustainable and you could stick with as a lifestyle, and makes you feel good too IMO
Oh I’m very much an emotional eater also. It sounds like you really have it sussed. I’m calorie counting as you can’t do vlcd/keto when breastfeeding so I need to factor in calories to account for that. My bmr is quite low though as I’m not that Mobile currently due to my autoimmune and so my allowance is lower to achieve a 3lb a week loss for the first stage anyhow.
How long have you been back for the second phase? I don’t intend to take a break simply change tack to as I’ll be back at work and will add in gym etc but I’ve a good 4 stone to go this side of Christmas so a change midway I think might be a good tactic...