Hello hello! Sorry this post is late, but as long as it’s not my period we’re all good right?
This morning I woke up and realized there are only 60 days until Ben’s reunion and I needed to figure out reservations so we could potentially cancel the “just in case” reservations we already made.
This ended up taking over an hour so I decided to eat breakfast before doing some exercise. I made an egg sandwich with a veggie sausage on a sandwich thin. I am normally not a savory breakfast person, but this was good. I’m not in love with veggie sausage but buy them every now and then so I don’t feel like I’m “missing out” on sausage.
Then I crossed my fingers that it wasn’t going to start raining and set out on a walk. I wanted to hit up the store for some yogurt. I’m very happy that it didn’t rain on me as I forgot an umbrella and would have been SOL.
So after my "Reality of the Situation” post I took a step back to assess what I was willing to do to reach my goals.
I looked into many different dietary modifications, I emailed fellow bloggers for insight and I talked out loud to myself on long walks (at least no one tries to mug the crazy person, right?).
The irony of the situation is I often get asked by readers and friends about meal plans and losing weight. My answer is never the same for each person as I really think you need to make changes that relate to your own reasons for being overweight.
For me it’s:
- Eating while cooking
- Overeating at meal times and/or eating Ben’s food
- Going overboard with sweets/way too much fake sugar
- Not eating enough protein
- Waiting too long between meals/snacks so my hunger can’t be satisfied
So I have decided to work on these things that are preventing me from getting to my goal weight. I have also decided to keep a food journal for the next 60 days. I’m putting a time limit on it because I don’t want to write down everything for the rest of my life, but I do need to acknowledge all the food I eat (sometimes mindlessly and therefore “forgotten”).
I am not in any way worried that this will trigger any of my issues since I have read and re-read Intuitive Eating enough to know how to observe my habits without beating myself up over it. For those of you familiar with the lingo, I stay in my “neutral adult” voice and not “critical parent” or “rebellious teen”. Still with me?
I am going to make a separate tab for updates on this so you don’t have to read about it if you don’t want to. I know many of my readers have a history of ED on some level and I in no way want to trigger that.
Please realize I am an adult who is very aware of her goals, mental state and capabilities. I have decided to go about weight loss in a way that is best for me. Only God can judge me now (meaning I don’t really need you to).
Question: Ben’s school is weird and does reunions every year (not every 10 like most). Does your school do that?
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