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No intuitive eating for now

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

For the last few days I have been "eating intuitively" for a variety of reasons. And I consistently go over my maintenance calories, not a lot, but some. Enough to theoretically add up to a 10 pound weight gain over the course of a year.

Now there have been a couple of situations that make this not a great control. It's been the holidays, so I've been subjected to a variety of buffets and parties that make it difficult. Buffets confuse both portions and meal composition (with the quantity of available items) and tend to be high in salt. Parties can interfere with mindful eating so the satiety signposts fly by without note. Like last night I could feel I was so full, but had no idea how I'd gotten there. I'm still nursing, and have been nursing a lot this week with the baby not feeling well, so that's probably made me hungrier.

And it has been an emotional week. My sister closest to me in age who is one of my best friends was left by her husband of 12 years. She's relatively well situated, but it's still a blow. There's a shadow of worry just under the surface of my mood, that doesn't make for very good mindful eating.

So, yeah. Back on plan. I've got my wedding anniversary on the 29th. New Year's Eve will just be one more party. We've yet to figure out what we're doing for anniversary. It depends on the weather.
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