Anyone get thrown off their diet because of pandemic??

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Dara Lushine

Joined: May 19
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Posted: 24 Feb 2021, 11:12
I was doing "OK" before the pandemic, i had hit a platoue but was trying to work through it.

Then covid hit, and i simply went into survival mode and stopped caring about what exactly went into my body because i didnt want to leave the house for fear of getting sick.

I DID cook from home, I even fired up my BBQ every week making large amounts of hamburger patties for my husband and i to eat but it got too cold to be out there.

I started just buying whatever i wanted at the store that would sustain us (including snacks my kids usually eat for school) like chips, rice crispy treats, etc.
and now ive gained back all the weight that i worked hard to get off and i feel like such a failure.

Is it just me??

Now that lock downs are easing i want to try to get back on it because i know my health cant take what im currently doing. MY husband wants to get back into it too but since im the one thats expected to go grocery shopping its SOMEHOW MY fault that we're not doing better and we're BOTH over weight again.

Going back on KETO feels like its going to be restrictive again and im not looking forward to it as much as it DID help me drop weight and feel better, and because of that and the fact that i hit a platoe and couldnt get passed it right before covid hit, im not looking forward to it.

on the upside i DID maintain SOME habits like using splenda, continuing to eat a few keto friendly foods.

anybody else trying to get back into the swing of things and finding it really hard??


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Posted: 26 Feb 2021, 17:17
i havent gained 1lb since the so called pandemic, if anything i have trained harder and ate better and got even fitter.

seeing as obesity and poor underlying health is a big factor in COVID recovery / resistance why do anything else?

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Posted: 28 Apr 2021, 06:14
I gained a little weight during the coronavirus because I started working online, moving little and spending little time outdoors. Now I plan to return to the office and follow my diet. I'm also tired of wearing masks. More precisely, I do not like the usual masks that everyone wears. They are not comfortable for me and rub my face. My wife found where you can choose a beautiful medical mask with an original design. I like such masks more, I can wear them for a long time.

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Posted: 29 Apr 2021, 05:03
I didnt use the pandemic as an excuse. If anything I did even better since I was working from home.

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Posted: 30 Apr 2021, 17:50
Absolutely! I did gain weight and its frustrating. Though, I tried to limit my food intake, but no avail. Maybe, I do lack motivation since I'm the only one in the house who's into diet.

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Posted: 19 May 2021, 02:09
I liked your enthusiasm. Losing weight is a challenge

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Posted: 21 May 2021, 03:24
I manage to maintain my weight due that I still do indoor exercise like jogging in place, following Zumba in YT, and being picky with my food intake. Good thing my partner is so supportive as he motivates me always.

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Posted: 21 May 2021, 05:28
I genuinely understand this. Last year when the pandemic began I totally lost control and I gained 10kg. During that year my eating habits only got worse, and with the stress from my current job, my lifestyle totally took a toll because I had to cope with everything around.

I can say that I am back on track but the most important lesson I've learnt is that its okay to be kind to yourself if you fail. I wouldn't suggest retricting your meals but I would suggest form a healthy habit of restricting the time period between your meals. This is what I did and it worked for me.

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Posted: 24 May 2021, 19:34
COVID turned my world upside down. My long-distance relationship in which we were engaged and her moving in was around the eventual corner couldn't withstand the almighty COVID; the cracks in the relationship became abundantly clear when we actually couldn't see each other for an indeterminate amount of time.

I struggle with crappy mental health, which, after the above, lead to me having to give up my cat whom I adored. He wasn't happy, and it showed, because I wasn't stable enough to look after him. I know people like to say cats take care of themselves, but that's only half the story. So that was heartbreaking. Hopefully he's in good hands, now.

My mental health continued to plummet, and I'm still constantly battling it, but getting back into fitness again and focusing on my physical health is helping a lot. I'm having an even harder time pushing myself to go out though; think agoraphobia.

As a result of the above, my questionable comfort-eating habits lead to considerable weight gain, so to answer your question: yes. Basically, I got my arse handed to me by COVID, without actually getting COVID.

Sorry if that was a bit too 'heavy' for the thread — pun intended — but it's said now. Lol
Forward is the only direction to go.

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Posted: 25 May 2021, 05:09
The pandemic helped me. My husband and I are cooking together--good bonding--and I can see what I am eating because we added the ingredients. You never know how much butter, oil, sugar, salt is used at a restaurant or in premade grocery meals. We have more time and due to the restrictions we take more walks outdoors, rather than driving to stores--that are not open right now. We are lucky to have weights and two ellipticals, along with a tv and dvds in the basements. Another bonding experience, exercising together! I would prefer to go to the office, a better division of home and office time, I tend to work earlier and later because my work laptop is right there.

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Posted: 25 May 2021, 13:32
I lost 25 lbs. during the pandemic. I actually had more time to take care of myself and slow down. It made me pay attention to what I was putting in my mouth. I hope to lose 25 lbs. more before I go back to the office. Joining these challenges will help me.
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