Friday, March 09, 2012
One thing I hate about trying to lose weight is how obsessed I get with food. I want to browse cookbooks, search recipes, read food blogs....and now my new obsession: The food boards on Pinterest! I swear I'm almost drooling sometimes looking at the photos.
It's not like I'm starving myself either. I've been eating at the top end of my calorie allowance and staying pretty much with the Spark guidelines for nutritional balance. I guess I just can't get away from that feeling of being deprived somehow when I'm working on weight loss. I think about my next meal right after I'm done eating sometimes....
I think one of the problems is that I seem to be "all or nothing" I'm either trying to lose weight or I'm not monitoring anything and I'm gaining weight- usually slowly, but never maintaining for any length of time. I think I need to do some real research into figuring out how to change that. When I'm in losing-mode and I'm tracking my fitness and nutrition, I seem to get all-focused and I then I drop everything once I'm feeling better about my body- not even when I reach my final goal. I usually quit short of my goal because it stops being important to me and of course it's much easier to eat whatever I want and to work out less.
Must try to find a balance!