Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Today my SP start page recommended an article on breaking an obsession with the scale. Although I am doing better with my relationship with the scale, it still bothers me more than it should when I have a weigh-in higher than I anticipate. Now that I'm not tracking my food, weighing myself is crucial. It gives me the feedback I need to know whether I need to cut back on my food intake. When I'm up I give myself two weeks to get back down to range. After that, if I'm not back to goal range I will start tracking my food again. So far in the past 7 months I have never had to start tracking. And I am finding that I have to go back to purposefully cutting back on food less and less often. So the scale is my friend, giving me the feedback to choose food on the fly and still enjoy living in goal weight range!
In the article, there are 5 specific tips to reducing scale obsession and it just looks like a process that would work for me. If you can relate to the scale obsession, check it out:
On a different fitness-related note, I went a total of 5.6 miles this morning in my neighborhood, starting at sunrise. After 10 minutes of walking, I did a slow-run warm up. Then I ran-walk (run 2 minutes/walk 30 seconds) one mile in 9:07, followed by several miles at an easier pace. I ran 50 steps up the hill on my street two times and I easy jogged the whole way up, probably 80 steps, once.
I'm still a little sore from my strength training on Monday, but overall I'm feeling strong and healthy!!