Weighed in today at 201. I'm okay with that.
I have not been totally disciplined about my calorie limits and have gone over three days in the last two weeks. I feel the numbers are kind considering. I don't know if I can handle an entire cheat day. My daughter does a "cheat meal" once a week and a "cheat treat" once a week on different days. This has helped her stay on track and not feel like she is missing something. I had a "cheat treat" last night and stayed within my calories. It was nice to be able to do that and be successful in not binge eating every snack in the house.
I listened to a TED Talk by Cynthia Thurlow about IF on YouTube. It was interesting. I felt the urge to change what I'm doing. I will stick with what I have started here for 5-6 weeks and then determine if I want to change it or leave it alone.
Today is the first day I was able to track an entire day of nutrition with relative confidence I would stick to it. Baby steps!
Observations so far:
I am more mindful about food and eating.
I plan meals.
I exercise more effectively and I make it work even because I want to even though my time is limited.
I do not let a day go by without doing a least 10 minutes of exercise.
I feel more comfortable in my own skin, even at 201 pounds.
I am more understanding of weight fluctuations I have week to week and less frustrated/devastated by the scale.
Measuring is helpful - food and me.
Non-scale victories are super helpful in the motivation area and are something I haven't paid attention to in the past.
I don't beat myself up much anymore, I just try to learn from the experience and do it better next time.
I notice almost every time the word "fat" comes to mind or out of my mouth. I change it to "unhealthy" or "a work in progress" even out loud. This matters more than I realized, inside and out.
I actually taste all the food I eat now. I don't think I always did before.
I know there is so much I don't know. I will continue to learn about me and healthy living and remain teachable. I'm loving this journey. I believe I like/love me more today than ever before. I will continue this lifestyle change as it is becoming my norm.
Thank you to the Lovely Souls I have found at SP. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO ME.