I am so jealous.
|Yes I know that SMG probably isn't naturally thin, |
but the character of Buffy Summers totally is. Yes, I'm crazy.
Because, as much as I have tried to be one of them, I'm not.
But here I go again, giving this intuitive eating thing a try. But only for one week this time! Possibly two, if I think that I'm getting the hang of it by Saturday.
I'm still doing the "one week at a time" approach to dieting, and so far it's working out.
This week (which started on Saturday for me, as all of my weight loss weeks do), I'm doing Intuitive Eating/"Diets Don't Work". I will still be focusing on getting plenty of sleep, drinking plenty of water, and doing plenty of exercise. But I will not be tracking my food.
Instead, I will be just listening to my hunger signals. Which is tough. This may require me to eat with the TV turned off, which is a huge struggle for me. I do think that if I ever want to truly learn to listen to my hunger signals that the TV will have to go off while I eat, at least for awhile.
I think that alone would result in my eating a LOT less, because I truly enjoy eating while watching TV and if that's not available to me, why would I overeat, sitting alone without the company of the TV? Trying to truly enjoy THE FOOD instead of enjoying THE TV and mindlessly eating the "food" (I tend to mostly eat "franken-foods" while I watch TV).
Anyway, here I go again, on another attempt at being an intuitive eater. But this time, it's not a true attempt, because I fully plan to go back to using MFP within a week or two. I think that the pressure of "forever" the last times that I tried IE got to me. One week at a time, even with IE, will hopefully be just what I need.
Will I ever be naturally thin? I actually do believe that I will be. But it may still be a few years away. It is a goal of mine still, and I will NEVER give up on that goal. Just like my goal to move to NYC, I will have to make and stick to a plan in order to make it happen; it won't happen just because I want it to. Through trial and error, practicing IE, and never giving up, I will one day be my version of naturally thin.
What is my version of naturally thin? The next paragraph is how I want to eat some day:
I eat whatever I want, no restrictions. However, because of years of working healthy diets, I will usually turn towards healthy and whole options because that is just what my body wants and what I crave. Food has absolutely no moral meaning to me. I eat a Kit-Kat bar just like I eat a Green Monster: because it tastes good and it's what my body craves. Also, I eat only when hungry and I always stop before I get uncomfortably full. There may be special occasions when that previous sentence doesn't apply, and I will on those special days sometimes overeat, but I will feel no guilt about it and easily go right back to listening to my hunger signals. I have worn the same jeans size for years, because my weight no longer fluctuates. I got down to my healthy weight and have been able to easily stay there, because now I'm naturally thin.
Notice that nowhere in there did I say my weight or pants size. To me, naturally thin is not about a specific number. It's more about the behavior and how comfortable I am in my own skin. If I could do all of the above at my current weight, then by my definition I would be naturally thin.
Anyway, that still seems like a fairy-tale most of the time. Because of years of disordered eating and dieting and hating my body's appearance, it may be awhile before I get there. But I will get there, don't you worry. It will take a long time, and plenty of ups and downs, but I will be naturally thin one day.
Here are last week's stats:
week three start weight: 200.0
end of week three weight: 199.0
total weight loss for week: 1 pounds
total weight loss since 28th birthday (10/07/12): 5.4 pounds
|I love when Diva relaxes so hard that she literally smiles!|
What are your long-term goals when it comes to
diet and exercise?