Good news: I was down 1.2 at my Saturday WI! This means that last week's .6 gain was really just normal maintenance stuff. I am planning to stick in the Weight Watchers maintenance range because I like it: 142-146. Having this range gives me sense of peace about my weight, instead of being so focused on staying at 144.0 forever. (Of course, since I'm working on finding my happy/healthy weight with IE, the number may eventually go above or below that number).
Bad news: I binged. A real binge, not a cutesy mini-binge. I ate an entire pizza and two bowls of cereal, all while not hungry at all. And this, after all of my progress with IE, while KNOWING that I am always allowed to eat anything. I know that it was an emotional binge (bored, lonely, helpless). It was stupid. I don't like calling myself stupid, but that is what my actions indicated on Saturday night: stupidity.
However- I learned my lesson. My stomach was KILLING me after this binge. I decided right then and there that it was over. That I was going to move on immediately with my IE journey, and not let one binge destroy my efforts. I could have easily restricted my eating the next day to "make up" for the binge, but I didn't. I got right back on track.
I haven't gotten to this part of the book yet, but I remember there being a part in it about how even naturally intuitive eaters will sometimes overeat for emotional reasons, and that the difference between an IE-er and a dieter is that the IE-er doesn't see it as a big deal, and after the overeating, they immediately go right back to naturally listening to their hunger signals.
So in that way, I guess I am still on the right track towards becoming an intuitive eater.
Okay, now for the other reason of this post: Intuitive Exercise!
I realized that I almost never follow my workout plan. I have decided to stop making them. Instead, I will just work to get in some sort of workout every day, taking one or two days off a week if I need to. Instead of writing the plan over there (I don't know if anyone noticed, but I've been writing my workout plan to the right for a while now), I will write what I did that day after I do it. That way, there is an accurate tracking of my workouts every week. No plan. Just do what I feel like doing that day.
Okay, now that I got all of that off my chest, I want to close with a couple of great quotes that I picked up from one of my new favorite blogs, The Begin Within Blog:
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~St. Augustine
Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. ~Spanish Proverb
Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. ~Yiddish Proverb
Coming up: Principle 3 of Intuitive Eating- Make Peace with Food; and Tasty Tuesday!