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Laying Off The Calorie Counting - At Least For A While

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I would like to start off by thanking my sparkfriends! Your response has been overwhelming to my last few blog posts and requests for support! It is great to know you are there.

So, I have decided, at least for a while, to nix the calorie counting. I know that is a no-no in the weight loss world, but I am on a journey to a healthier life and currently, I think it is doing more harm than good FOR ME! I do believe it is important and I have been doing it for years, but honestly, right now, I think it is playing mind games with me. I am obsessing so much about staying in my calorie range that I stress eat and end up binging because I am out of the range and angry at myself, which is not good.

So, for a while now, I am going to focus on eating mindfully (still measuring portions and try to pay attention to hunger cues), drink water, and try to focus of nutritous foods, while taking part is treats (actually enjoying them rather than gorging on them like I have as of late). I am also going to reward myself at night with a "treat for my christmas tin" when I do have good day (things like a small present for myself, relax watching a christmas movie, etc. Hopefully this will get me on a better track mentally. I will also keep up on the exercise, which does not tend to me an issue for me.

Thanks again for all your support! Wish me luck!
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    emoticon I am so impressed that you are doing this.
    You are listening to you and you know best what you need. Sometimes we have to change things a little or shake them up that is how we get results.
    I totally see where you are coming from if you are stressing over counting, that is not good and I would be like you tending to over indulge when things go slightly off track.
    Keep up the good work with the healthy eating, I have a little saying which is
    "everything in moderation with a lot of contemplation"
    I think this serve's well
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