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Intuitive Eating - I can see how it is going to work
The last couple of evenings I have been mindlessly nibbling . . whilst getting the kids dinner ready. I try reflecting - Am I hungry? What sounds good? the answers are vague.
I ended up having my dinner, rather than wait for my husband.
I th... Read more
Intuitive Eating - an embarrassing anecdote
On the weekend, we stayed with my parents. A great weekend. Lots of mountain biking, including one with my husband whilst the kids were with their grandparents.
Mum and Dad love to have family to stay, and it often involves presenting cakes... Read more
Monday again - accept & do something about it
An action packed long weekend - mountain biking and hanging out with family.
Now it is Monday again - and things are not looking good for me. If you saw last Mondays blog, you may remember that grumpy tired mum and kids can lead to mindles... Read more
Highly recommended listening
Many of you know that I have been nibbling around the edges (pun intended) of the Intuitive Eating philosophy. Today I have to tell you that I am about to plunge head first in - on the basis of an interview I just heard.
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A change of focus - its not all about me!
I am moving towards trust. I am moving towards intuition.
I don't want to follow any principles imposed by others - even the Intuitive Eating principles.
I just want to follow myself.
Fuel my body. Enjoy the eating experience. Be mindfu... Read more
Tell me why . . . . I don't like Mon-days
I reckon, if I look back on the past few months - if I have a day where I have been eating out of control, 9 times out of 10 it is a Monday.
I don't mean overeating at a social function - where I have seconds, or thirds of something yummy when... Read more
Am I hungry, or tired?
My daughter is at the age where she is almost ready to stop having a sleep during the day - but not quite. To manage this, I sometimes time it so we are having a drive, or I walk and push her in the pusher in the early afternoon . . and most of ... Read more
A year in maintenance
In some ways, I still can't believe it.
If you had told me in May 2011 that I would lose weight gradually over 6 months - to a weight I had not been for about 15 years, and then maintain that weight loss for 12 months (which includes 6 months ... Read more
It depends on how you look at it
If I think about what I shouldn't eat or what I should do - I feel that this is a very negative way to look at life. Always feeling like we are missing out on pleasure. 'Should' is one of the worst words in the English language.
Instead I try ... Read more
Principles of intuitive eating - and my weekend
My weekend involved 2 social events, which I think ran to my usual plan - no different to when I was tracking, to now that I am not.
When I tracked, these two events would have been meals that I skipped tracking, or tracked with rough guess... Read more
I can have it if I want it . . . . and then somehow, I don't want it
This happened twice yesterday.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to not track, and eat more intuitively. No foods are off limits, but you are encouraged to think about whether you really want it.
In the morning I ran out of time, so I did ... Read more
October Wrap Up (can someone slow this year down?)
Looking back at my goals for October
1. Keep maintaining - YES
2. 1200 fitness minutes - this is a stretch target for me, but I want to aim for it - YES
3. Eat more fruit and vege - YES
4. Plan food in advance at least 6 days per week ... Read more
Tracking - a new perspective
On the weekend I met a young insulin dependent diabetic woman.
She was talking about how she has to mentally calculate the impact of all the food she eats on her blood sugar. All day - every day. She talked about how she would love a cure to ... Read more
Not tracking - addressing emotions
So - my focus is on trying to eat really healthy foods, revolving around vegetables and fruits - with lean protein and quality carbs . . . and with treats small and few.
When I tracked, I generally did well - since my habits are generally g... Read more
I'm not ungrateful . . . . really.
I joined your community in May 2011 - that's about 17 months ago.
At that time I thought I knew what a healthy diet was, and a healthy lifestyle was - but I could not lose those few excess kilos. I knew why. I was hopeless.... Read more