I love that fact that so many bloggers who blog about weightloss are realizing that they are so much more then what the scale and size says. I have fluctuated with this for many months. I think it is part of the premaintenance, maintenance faze that we all have to go through. It's like a natural transition.
The thing for me is though, too often I get very slack on my choices. *sigh* Now, last week I did induldge in pizza on Friday night, as well as a Java Chip Frap (no whip). My theory was I hadn't eaten a whole lot that week, due to illness, so I was going to at least eat what sounded good. At the moment LC foods just didn't sound good, and I knew that I could continue to go without eating anything otherwise. Again on Saturday I had splurged. Sunday, I ate a cookie. I was miserable. Luckily for me, I got back on track yesterday, and am already feeling 100% better.
I think my 86/14 approach will help avoid these food binges. I know. To the naked eye it doesn't look like a binge, but for me it was. IT WAS! It was so out of the normal, and it was almost like I coudln't get enough. I guess over time my stomach has continued to shrink. Which is a good thing It helps at times like I described above. I remember a time I could easily eat 10 to 12 cookies with milk. UGH!
I am focusing on creating time for better things. Not "better" as in I don't need to watch what I eat, but better in the sense that I don't need to stay solely focused ONLY on weightloss. My husband is working nights for the next 8 to 10 days, so, that leaves me time in the evenings to truly do as I wish. To create a new habit. To induldge in ME time! So, whatever will I do? Tonight, I plan on working on knitting this scarf I was working on in early Autumn but set down and never picked back up. Then either I will begin knitting or sewing a new project or two. Yes. I am ready to get my mind and hands busy on other things then constantly trying to "stay in the loop" with the weightloss community, reading recipes, ~ in other words spending too much time online.
Yes, I will be here to blog, and to support YOU in your journey. BUT.... I will not waste this time God has given me to sit here in this computer chair when I could be working on finding that proper balance!
Weight back down to 150 this morning! Yahoo! I don't know if I will take my "free" day this week or not. If I do it will be on Friday.
So, tell me. What are you doing to NOT keep your entire focus on weightloss?
From my scale to yours ~ I wish you a successful day!