Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | CW: 182 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
I also like the periodically check your food journal...so easy to obsessed over!
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What am I doing? Depends on the day.
I emailed my husband to hide the scale.
I often eat similar items, so I think I'll do the food journal 1x/week or on a day when I eat something new.
After the holidays I started journaling on here and recommitting to everything primal - not just the diet but the exercise. Within two weeks I was 195. Three months later, after watching calories, weight training, sprinting, going VLC and - despite inconsistency - getting more sleep than I was getting last year, I am still hovering around 195. I've been extremely stressed out the entire time because of unemployment, financial woes, living back at home and haven't been doing as many long walks as I started out with in January.
So, if I just look at my experience, weight loss has only happened when at least one of the following was happening: a) I wasn't stressed and b) I was doing long/consistent bouts of slow moving exercise. As much as I don't want it to be true, I think my only route to weight loss these days is doing basically what you're doing plus stress management and lots of slow moving. In the meantime, I have to accept myself as I am because I don't have as much conscious control over the shape of my body as I would like to think. There is no point in looking at the weight scale for me any more because I really have no idea how my body works right now or what it wants from me before it slims down. I want to start gauging progress not on the weight scale, but my lifestyle and my mood.
Thanks for sharing Lex26. You have some great insight there.
I tend to lose weight in spring and summer as the school year winds down and the weather gets better. I'm hoping that changing my focus to health and not obssesing over the numbers will make a difference.
Gym tonight. biceps, shoulders, legs. 6 exercises/4sets/20reps.
Getting stronger again now that I upped my carbs.
2 days to spring break!
I'm glad that so many of us are interested in marcadav's five rules. I think putting weight last, and concentrating on our health, is the best thing any of us can do. I love how eating right (and sleeping! and getting sun!) make me FEEL.
To Err Is Human
To Forgive Is Canine
Sleep 5:42. Restless
My metabolism is really revving. I kept waking up last night feeling like my body was doing something good. Weird Huh?
The no weighing is so freeing. I did not realize how much that number dictated everything. How I should feel, eat, exercise...
My oldest son was invited to a sweet 16 birthday party. He has been talking about this girl for 2 months. Apparently, she sent her friends to ask him if he likes her. He said very diplomatically, "Well, I don't really know her, but she seems nice." It is so cute that he is being pursued. That never happened to me in HS. He let me see her picture on FB. I said, "Damn boy, she's cute. Good Job." Then I said "OK Mom is done embarrassing you." He seems really happy. I'm so glad he feels close enough to me to share stuff like this.