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Better is pretty damn good

Sunday, December 13, 2009

When I started SP I started tracking my food, I learned a ton about what I was eating and my husband and I both lost weight without suffering or deprivation. Over the last month I haven't been tracking as much, I haven't been weight training regularly and I haven't been jogging. Surfing around the message boards and blogs, I realized I was writing a lot about falling off the wagon where other people where being a lot more positive and holding themselves to a much higher standard.

I thought about that for a bit, and wondered if I was being too soft on myself and somehow sabotaging myself. I tried to step it up a bit and went grocery shopping and did my weights but honestly I'm finding it really hard in the dark and the cold.

Today we ordered an all-meat pizza even though we try to be vegan just for a taste of the fat and salt. But, I chewed it slowly because I had read the SP article on chewing slowly, and I ended up eating up only two slices. Last time we had the same pizza I ate four. Then after that I felt full, and for dessert we had pineapple.

Now I think that my low standard is what works for me. I don't have a ton of weight to lose and I like whole foods and being active so although I might be a little overweight, it's not really affecting my health right now. So I'm happy to keep my slack attitude, and realize that although I'm losing very slowly or not at all for long periods of time, I measure my foods more, I know more about what's in them, I've learned a bunch of healthy recipes and I'm still hopeful that I'll get a little more on track, and that my off track will get healthier. As long as I keep doing better, I think that's pretty damn good.
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