Monday, May 16, 2011
I'm ready for a change. My sparklife has been going very well since February. I've been tracking every single day since then, except when I go out of town. I've also been loyally tracking all of my fitness minutes, spinning my wheel, doing quizzes and trivia, and posting on blogs and message boards.
I only have about 15-20 more pounds to loose, and I'm ok with my weight loss slowing down. When I restarted my spark in Feb, I was at close to 200lbs. Now I'm at 175, and I feel like I could stay at this weight forever, as long as my tummy flattens out :) I'm between a size 10 and 12, and I would be perfectly happy to remain there.
So, I've decided to stop tracking what I eat this week and see how it goes. I know every bit of nutrition information for everything I eat anyway, so I should be able to track in my head as I go along. I want to focus on listening to my body more, instead of what my tracker tells me to do. I've always known that I don't want to track forever, and I think now would be a good time to let it go for a bit.
Here are things I WON"T be doing:
1. Using my not tracking as an excuse to go crazy with food. I'm not changing my eating habits one bit.
2. Relaxing my exercise schedule. I want to wear a bikini this summer.....and my stomach still needs some convincing.
3. Gaining weight. If this experiment goes south, I will start tracking again. I don't want to track forever, but I will if that's what it takes.
I will update you all on my progress next week!