Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jonsing...

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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!

3 comments:

TammyIsBlessed said...

Way to go!

Stacy said...

Good for you!
I thought about it after I commented the other day and was hoping I didn't come across too harshly. I just think you've done an awesome job of losing weight and you need to allow yourself to have that victory instead of continually measuring yourself against the scale.
I would allow yourself maybe ONE weigh in per month max if you really want to. Or is there a way you could let Andrew weigh you and not tell you what it is? :p Other than that just enjoy the peace!

Kathryn said...

No harm done, girl! You spoke the truth when it needed to be spoken. Good for you and thank you! It was good. I just needed a push to do it. So thank you.