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A New Game Plan

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!
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    Good luck with it! Those last 10-20 pounds are a pain. I agree that at that point, it becomes more about how you feel and what your body says than the number on the scale.
    2492 days ago
    I really liked this post. I've only been truely tracking for breakfast and lunch and then counting in my head for dinners because by the time I've reached that point in the day...I'm sone feeling like I'm obsessing over entering in my calorie count. I am having a hard time finding a balance between paying attention and being deligent AND being overly obsessed with the site. I'm not going to loose weight by looking at what I've eaten the last few days or reading posts about weightloss. I'm going to loose weight by actually exercising and actually eating the right foods in the right quantity. I feel defeated today because I feel like this is consuming me...and the consumption, again, DOES Nothing!

    2496 days ago
    I have been thinking along similar lines - I want to let up on tracking and make my eating/exercise more of a natural, intuitive occurrence in my day (as it should be)... and if I start to slide, bring the tracking back in to get me headed in the right direction

    2497 days ago
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