Thursday, February 11, 2016
This Journey Called Weight Loss
So.... after I decided to say Goodbye To Calorie Obsession I ate everything. And I mean EVERYTHING over the weekend. Ice cream (an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's), cupcakes, pizza, wings and chips... oh the chips and dip. Monday morning I was a bloated cranky mess. I felt horrible. But, there was still some ice cream left and after a rough morning, the ice cream (and cupcakes) didn't last through the afternoon.
However, by Tuesday I was back on more of the right track with making healthier choices. I still struggle with getting enough veggies into my routine! But I knew that I had to weigh-in this week, and I do have goals that I'm trying to reach. I won't reach those goals eating the amounts of food that I was eating. I was full and still eating 'just because'.
So, after 2 days of being back to being aware of the food that I was eating, with my official weigh in, I lost
I'm extremely happy to see the scale move, especially since this wasn't the 'best' week food wise.
However, I'm finding that my body actually does better with a variety range of calories. I don't how how many of you are familiar with intermittent fasting but I think I've been doing this but didn't really realize that I was. I haven't set a scheduled fast like most of the diets state, but without realizing it I've been eating higher calories a day or two and then much lower calories the following day(s). And when I was doing that, I was seeing a weight loss.
When I tried to eat X calories for several days in a row, my weight stalled. (And I do believe that my body did not like very low calories)
So, I think I'm finding, as in exercise, when it comes to nutrition, my body craves variety. Doing the same thing over and over, my body adjusts, and I don't see progress. I believe you have to keep mixing things up to challenge your body to see progress - and I think this applies to nutrition also.
So far, I've lost 8 pounds.
But more importantly, I'm really learning a lot along the way... about nutrition and about myself.
The journey continues...
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