65MD and I have been out of town. We have a few more trips planned in the next couple of months so don't be alarmed by extended lapses in blogging. I won't be gone long.
On this break, I took a good deal of time to contemplate not just my eating but also this blog. I gave serious consideration to stopping. Sometimes, I feel like when I've blogged, that is my weight loss effort for the day. I know it is a twisted way of thinking. But rather than run away from it and perhaps find another distraction, I decided to work through it. For now, I'm here, just not as regularly as before.
With regard to my current eating plan, I'm doing what I am calling Trim Healthy Mama lite. It is either low carb (S) or low fat (E) most of the time. I can do that. I can switch back & forth between fuel types as the book calls fats & carbs without having to follow strict guidelines. I have learned that my inner 3 year old rebels against any sort of restriction.
The minute something becomes off limits (like bananas for THM), that is all I want. So, I've told myself I can have a banana every now & then. So far, I haven't eaten one. Weird, I know. Even though, I am technically allowing myself anything I want to eat, I'm not eating it. I am eating much healthier and not obsessing over food every waking minute.
I'm also free wheeling when I eat. THM advocates eating every 3 hours and sometimes I'm not ready to eat again that soon. I'm not fasting or doing anything extreme. I'm just trying to learn my body's natural cues for hunger.
So, I hope soon to come back with great news about how this is finally the answer for me and I am free from the burden of food/food plans/exercise charts/scales etc. I will be glad to see all of those things going, going, gone for good!