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Sunday, December 11, 2011

I decided to try and do intuitive eating... which was working out alright for me. Perhaps still is. The thing is that apparently logging my food is basic function for me that my other efforts and successes stem from. Since I started not logging my food, I've also stopped tracking my workouts. This means that I've lost my exercise streak. And I really don't know how many minutes I'm at. Which I think bleeds into scheduling my workouts. I have been working out, but only like 3 times per week whereas before I was doing 5-6 times per week. Granted this could be the result of it being a super busy time of year, and it's now really cold outside, and I've been feeling under the weather - my stress has left me susceptible to colds and headaches. I am sitting here feeling like I'm on the very verge of a slippery slope though. I'm not putting 100% forth right now - I recognize this. And since logging isn't a priority I think that somewhere in my brain it's easing up on the priority of the whole package. This is scary. I've been here before. I've ignored what I knew, I've slipped. Ignorance is bliss. Not anymore!!! I've come too damn far, and worked too hard to just let this slip away now. I am in control. My decisions are my direction. I choose to be committed. I choose to be here. I choose fitness. I choose health. I choose ME! I am awake in my life, and I am again shutting down 'auto-pilot'. It's Sunday. My plan was to not weigh-in until my birthday, the 20th. So I'm going to stick to that. But I am going back to logging food and exercise - it's just what seems to work for me. For now. I am not ready to let go of that yet, especially at such a busy and tempting time of year. I am stronger than I was. And I will be stronger yet.
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  • THEEXERCISER
    I love your determination! You are strong and confident and with that you will succeed. I you need me to help you to stay on track or for any other reason please let me know. I will always be here for you. emoticon

    Have a great day,
    Carrie
    2407 days ago
  • RUNNER4LYFE
    IE works great for me - Im still losing weight as long as I keep my exercise streak going. I track my fitness min on here but havent touched my food tracker in a while.

    We are all different! Whatever works for u is what u should do! Just as each person is diff, each season of a persons life is different too. Constant change is good, to a degree.

    U do whats best for u and dont let anyone tell u what ur doing is wrong! U rock, girl! emoticon
    emoticon Brittney
    2407 days ago
  • MARTHASPARKS
    I have to track or I lose focus. Intuitive eating may work once I have been in maintenance for a year but that is 55 pounds away! it sounds like you know that you are on a slippery slope and that tracking will get your focus corrected, so start now!
    2408 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    Sounds like the "auto-pilot" is still programmed to take old roads. Until it gets a software upgrade, it will have to be watched carefully or not used. =P

    Good on you for noticing it quickly enough to redirect.
    2408 days ago
  • IGSBETH
    It sounds like you are aware of what is going on, and that's the first step towards correction!
    2408 days ago
  • ADVENTURESEEKER
    Since you know that tracking your fitness and food work, just do it! If you are not at a point to eat intuitively right now, then don't. Try it again in 6 months perhaps? I am proud of you, my sparklyfriend, for reigning yourself back in and starting to track again. Good for stepping back from the ledge, backing away from the slippery slope. YOU are strong. YOU can do it!

    I would love to be able to eat intuitively, but I don't know if I ever will be able to. At least not at this point. I would prefer to eat all of my calories if I can, but my dietician says- if you're not hungry, don't eat! You don't *have* to eat all your calories if you aren't hungry. Just don't go over. -She knows I'd eat more if left to my own, non-tracking devices.

    Good luck!
    2408 days ago
  • ADVENTURESEEKER
    Since you know that tracking your fitness and food work, just do it! If you are not at a point to eat intuitively right now, then don't. Try it again in 6 months perhaps? I am proud of you, my sparklyfriend, for reigning yourself back in and starting to track again. Good for stepping back from the ledge, backing away from the slippery slope. YOU are strong. YOU can do it!

    I would love to be able to eat intuitively, but I don't know if I ever will be able to. At least not at this point. I would prefer to eat all of my calories if I can, but my dietician says- if you're not hungry, don't eat! You don't *have* to eat all your calories if you aren't hungry. Just don't go over. -She knows I'd eat more if left to my own, non-tracking devices.

    Good luck!
    2408 days ago
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