Hello! I didn't mean to leave my blog hanging, flapping in the breeze like I did. I especially did not mean to disappear on a negative note like I did. But, I did. We all know that we can't plan life, so stuff like that happens from time to time. I'm not in a bad place and did not disappear because I couldn't face my blog. On the contrary, I was out living it up.
Last week was 65MD's spring break. We agreed to do a stay-cation this year for a variety of very good reasons. We had in mind to push along a couple of home improvement projects and take a day trip or two. I thought I'd be dropping in here and there all week, so I didn't mention it. We got caught up in our week, and the dropping in didn't happen.
Another thing that didn't happen was meal planning. I did not count calories, carbs, fat grams or anything else like that. We spent the whole week doing what we wanted when we wanted including eating. We slept until we woke up, went to bed when we were tired and ate when we got hungry. It was wonderful. It was just what I needed to clear my head.
Don't misunderstand. We did not pig out. We simply ate what was on hand when we got hungry and did not worry about how many fruit servings we'd had for the day. I did continue to weigh daily. My weight fluctuated but not wildly. I think this is what maintenance will look like one day. I'll buy good, nutritious food and eat it when I'm hungry.
It is a simple concept, but one that has been hard for me to implement because for so many years, I was on a diet or not on a diet. I was eating well or pigging out. There was no such thing as moderation. Now, I know I can do it. Now, I know that once I get to goal, I'll know how to manage myself. Maybe that was an unrecognized fear that I needed to work through. We'll find out soon enough.
For now, I'm back with my plan and on line. I'll keep my progress posted as I slip down the scales.
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