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Taking a break again

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I do well while tracking everything. I can lose weight consistently and rarely go over my counts. It keeps me in check and I know what I've done to deserve the numbers on the scale.

I am going to eat when I'm hungry and not go overboard this week. I don't want to have to track the rest of my life. I need to start to learn how to eat when I'm hungry and make the proper choices without tracking all the time. So I'm taking a week off and if it goes well, I might take 2.

It becomes overwhelming to have to track all the time and I find that taking a week or so off helps me. I also found last time that I do start to allow myself more as time goes by, so I'm only doing this temporarily for the time being. I am not at my goal weight, but am becoming more comfortable with my body as it is.

I know for a fact I had too much salt yesterday with some new healthy snacks I got in the mail and the quarter pounder with cheese and a cupcake (I was at a 2 year old's birthday party), but that was the most of it. I still had my yogurt for breakfast and went to fruit if I was hungry in between.

Now to see if I can stick to eating well when I don't have it written down. I did not do well over the winter holidays with my not tracking, but could have done worse. Easter is coming up and I do plan on candy as part of it, but it won't be all of it.

So to see if I can do this without gaining 5 pounds back will be a challenge. As long as I maintain or lose I'll be fine, but if I catch myself gaining again, I know I'll be in trouble. I must learn how to control myself without having to write it all down.
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