Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The first thing I noticed a few weeks ago is that when I'm working out, especially doing strength training, I feel different from how I used to. This is in contrast to when I'm sitting on the couch, I don't feel different from when I was obese.
The second thing is I'm just finally getting the hang of savoring my food. It may sound weird, and it's amazing that I've been tracking my intake for over 2 years and just getting around to this. It's as simple as thoroughly chewing one bite and swallowing it before taking the next. Doing it not because someone told me to, since I've read this advice many times, but doing it because I really want to experience each bite. I'm aware too of how I try to get my toddler to eat as fast as possible and how I've probably set up all my kids to snarf down their food.
I'm also finding as I go along in maintenance I'm less aware of each month landmark. I'm not sure if that's an important thing or not. It's probably a good thing as the healthy lifestyle becomes more fully integrated into my daily routine. But I remember when I was approaching maintenance wondering why people blogged less and less often as they went along. I mean, a lot of it for me has been going back to school. It's kind of like how when you have a baby you take lots of pictures, but as they grow the changes are less obvious, and you maybe don't take as many pictures. But they never stop growing.