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I made a decision - I am going to be a weekly weigher! I weighed myself this morning and that's it until next Thursday. I'm taking a cue from Syl and hiding the scale, although I don't think I can hold out for a month. Maybe, we'll see, but I'm taking it one step at a time. Obviously, I'm stressed out, and I started thinking that maybe weighing myself every day isn't helping that. I need to focus more on 'me' and how to relate to food in a healthy way rather than thinking of food with a weight loss mindset.
I've been doing good with not tracking - I eat basically the same amount, but I'm not stressing out at the end of the night about whether or not my calories are on par with the all powerful DailyPlate. It's working really well so far, I've still been losing weight (although my little candy freakout didn't really help at all), but if it stops working for me (I start gaining weight or something) I will definitely go back to counting and tracking. I think that the 6 months of almost daily tracking really helped me get an idea of what I'm eating and correct portion sizes and that is what has enabled me to not need to track currently.
Yesterday, I was really healthy with my meals, but I did not exercise. At lunch I chose to read a book and at night I chose to knit instead of doing some cardio. That's fine, I can make choices, and that worked for me last night. This morning however, I was feeling the need to exercise and it started my day off great! I did some Sparkpeople videos, a mix of cardio and strength training, and I think I'm going to take a long walk during my lunch break.
I feel a million times better than I did at the beginning of the week and I think a lot of that has to do with some of the stuff that was majorly stressing me out being resolved, but I really think that my negative changes in behavior kept brought me down even more and when I started eating right again that helped bring my spirits back up. If only I could remember this kind of stuff when I'm headed down the rabbit hole into stressville. I need to remember to come back here and read this and not give into the temptation to eat my feelings next time stress hits because it just makes me feel worse.
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