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Embracing The Changes In Life

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Someone recently asked me about my running and how I currently feel about it. True, I'm not running 5 days per week as I have in the past. I'm not even running my usual 3. I think my new norm for awhile (maybe forever) might be 2 days a week.

How do I feel about it? I feel liberated. I feel like stepping outside of the model of runner to something bigger. Because I've said it before, and I will say it again, I am more than just a runner.
As I grow older with my family, I realize that life is constantly changing. I am constantly changing. And learning to embrace the change definitely makes for an easier transition. For probably the first time in my life, I am

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

2.2 pounds.

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 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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  1. Congrats on your success thus far. This can be a real tough journey. Stay healthy! Keep running! :)

    CB
    www.therunnersrun.blogspot.com

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