Saturday, June 22, 2013
I haven't been tracking my intake as well as I should be for a few weeks. It started a few weeks ago. My sister and I were talking, and she made the comment that all I talk about is diet and exercise. Because of my extremely limited conversation topics, she had been fielding some rather disturbing questions about me. Friends had asked her if I had an eating disorder, and my mom was frequently telling her how worried she was about me.
As I looked back at my conversations, I realized she was right. I talk about food and exercise all the time. I obsess about 1 lb of weight gain (which is always not true weight but water). I feel guilty if I skip the gym. I get frustrated when I can't meet my calcium/vitamin D/potassium/iron goals. I educate patients at work about nutrition. I am truly obsessed with intake and output.
To help break this pattern (and make myself a little more interesting) I have decided to limit my tracking to no more than 3 days a week. This helps me keep my portions in check but doesn't seem to occupy my every free moment. I'm also going to get a hobby. I'll probably try a few out before one sticks, but for now, I got a library card. Now to just stay out of the diet section...