Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Back and Forth

Things with my weight loss journey are just sorta sliding on with no thought or effort from me.  

I have not really done anything for my weight loss efforts recently.  Oh yeah, I’m aware of what I’m eating and doing.    But I’m not consciously trying to ‘do the right thing’.   I guess you could say that I’m just eating intuitively.  Trying to eat when I’m hungry and just ignore food when I’m not.  (And believe me...for a food addict...ignoring food is difficult!).  Maybe that is what the grander plan of this period of just sitting back has been.  (And yes, I pray quit a bit for guidance and direction and help for this weight loss journey!). Maybe I had to sit back and learn (re-learn) to listen to my body.  To follow the signs of my body in regards to what and when I eat!    I’m far from being a master at it, but I think I have done well.  Seriously....read this little vignette from this past weekend and you tell me if I’m doing well!

One night this past weekend we ordered Chinese.  And I didn’t order any spring rolls.  Jason asked if there was any reason.  I honestly said ‘I’m just not overly hungry’.  Jason’s eyes  grew wide and he immediately reached over and jokingly felt my head as if checking to see if I had a fever. Ok, he was probably seriously checking!  I can’t remember what he said but it was something to the affect of ‘that’s just so out of the ordinary for you to one, say you aren’t hungry and two to actually heed the signs.  

I have still not started to track.   Believe me. I wanted to.  I planned on it.   But I kinda forget to do it.   I am out of the habit and need to restart that habit.   As I wrote this I realize that I am somewhat curious as to where my calorie count has been.   I think I may work to not change what I’m doing, but track my food.  That might be interesting.  But in the long run I know that where I AM eating in terms of calories, I will have to cut back because I’m NOT losing weight.

I don’t talk about it much, but I am still hot on the trail of meeting my yearly challenge to propel myself 2021 miles in 2021.  I wrote about the challenge Here if you are interested.  I recently crossed the halfway mark. 

We had a nice weekend.  It was a quiet one.  We didn’t exactly do anything crazy.  Lots of errands and lots of relaxation.  About the only thing we did activity wise was an hour or two of walking in the big (and old) graveyard near us.  

So what is my weight doing?  I already alluded to the fact that I’m not losing.    Well, my weight is on a seesaw in a two to three pound range.  I pop up but then effortlessly go back down.  It’s a weight I am NOT happy with.  But I own it.  It’s my weight and I know that by owning it I have the power to change it!


Anonymous said...

My word I believe I could have written this. I myself gave up calorie counting. Frankly it became another job. I got so frustrated from all the weighing and measuring then calculating. I took it to the extreme. I cook and doing all that math for all my meals was too much. Frankly I don't think skinny people put that much effort into it. I also found myself eating more on days where I was below my allotted calories. How dumb is that?? I really forgot what real hunger was if that makes any sense. Now after my recent reset I focus more on the quality vs quantity. Eating intuitively is a better idea. My own experience is I have lost weight since I stopped counting calories & not tracking has allowed me a break from a task I simply hated having to do. BTW you are doing well. That take out experience says a lot doesn't it?


SANRDJ said...

I have to admit, it's very odd and rare when I say I'm not hungry! But internally, it's a good feeling to be able to recognize that I don't need/want food~! :) I'm sure your work stresses have been having an impact on your body wanting to drop the weight and I have to admit, I have not been tracking as well. It's so unnatural to need to record every bite we eat.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I find dieting and I real don't like that word. "Boring" and being "Consistent" is hard and that was my word for this week. With all apps and site they have the net it should be quite simple to keep track of what we eat. But do I, not like I should.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Mary said...

You're halfway on your miles and it's not half a year yet!

jen said...

Just believe in yourself, listen to your body and do what you need to do.