I don't really count calories. I eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. I find that having "legalized" all food I'm actually eating healthier because I actually DO love a variety of food and if I know I can have cookies whenever I want them I'm ok with just two a day and so choose to have foods that make me feel more energetic more often instead. I don't diet. I don't restrict myself. I used to have an eating disorder so I've very much shied away from those things and have become an extremely sane eater.
Exercise wise I probably do more than many folks....but it's mostly walking. I don't drive so I walk just to get around. I walk A LOT in winter and actually get fewer colds and flus staying away from taking public transit when I can get away from it. I walked to and from my polling place today...about two and half miles...without much thought.
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"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."
Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.
Me too! I'd like to get a better idea about how the moderates operate. Feel free to chime in today!
Through the week especially, I usually will stay in my nutrition ranges. I try to have as many low range days as I can, especially if there is nothing going on, i.e. if it's a work out night I can usually manage to eat very heathfully all day long.
I loosen up on the weekends, but I don't go wild. Breakfast and lunch are usually similar to what goes on through the week. I may snack differently and my meals may be different (usually restaurant meals) and wine is often involved :-)
I try to exercise a minimum of 3x per week, including a minimum of 2x lifting. I take advantage of Saturday mornings and get in a long work out. I take advantage of good weather, which is becoming a premium, for outdoor activities like yard work, walking the dog, biking, etc.
I weigh myself about once per week and try to stay in a 5 pound range. The higher I am in the range the more I reign in my focus (closer use of the tracker, more exercise, etc). The lower I am in the range the less I worry.
I tend to eat reasonably healthy except for some splurges. I could stand to lower my sodium, so I purchase groceries accordingly when possible. I could stand to increase fiber, so I shop to accomodate that as well.
I hope this team takes off - I really liked the thread on the message board yesterday! I gained weight at a moderate pace, lost muscle tone at a moderate pace, and expect to improve both those situations at a moderate pace.
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