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I'm going through withdrawal. I'm dying to step on that scale!
I took the plunge. Per some very wise persons advice, I am no longer actively dieting. I'm not logging my calories in or out. I am not weighing myself everyday. I am simply continuing healthy living. I am getting 8 hours of sleep a night (which by the way, does help to curb the appetite), I am exercising for at least 30 mins 5 times a week and I am eating healthfully. I think before I eat. If I am hungry, I eat. If it's time to eat and I'm not hungry, I'll just nibble a little bit. And I stop at the end of a meal, even if I'm still feeling hungry, but I know I've eaten enough. Usually, about 30 mins later, I feel very full. I'm still drinking my water and herbal tea. And you know what? Aside from the insatiable urge to weigh myself, I feel at peace. It's nice not having a number dictate my day. The funny thing is, I thought I'd be hungrier, actually I'm less hungry. I have no idea how many calories I'm eating, although I think I'm probably eating less, just because when I'd look at my calorie intake, I'd think "oh I need to eat more, so that I can lose weight" You know, the whole starvation thing. But I find that if I eat mindfully and eat when I'm hungry, I'm not really hungry any other part of the day. Getting more sleep has helped.
I'd like to do this for a month, then step on the scale, just to see. But there is such freedom in this. Secretly I am hoping I will lose more weight because I'm not stressing over it. They say that stress makes you store fat. I dunno, but if that's true then I can see why I've not lost weight.
We'll see how it goes. But at least this: I am more at peace and that's got to account for something!