Vlog: Self Sabotage, Stress Eating and a Community Project

Well, I tried to be short with this one! 5 minutes might still be too long but it means I cut down my previous video in half, so that's a start, right? At the end of the video I briefly mention a project I want to start on here and since I only just thought about it, I have no details yet! But they are formulating in my head and I will share them on here soon :) The gist of it is this: [...]

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Sunday Scales - Surprised to see a loss

When I stepped on the scales this morning I was surprised to see a 2lbs loss, in my mind I had expected maintenance or even a small gain. Why? Because last week felt kind of hit and miss. I hadn’t exercised all week because of a nasty head cold and because I was so buried in work. I also ate a few times beyond satiation point although there weren’t any terrible binges and I also had a few smaller and a couple of skipped meals because I wasn’t that hungry or hadn’t brought anything to work. Here are some of the foods I consumed: [...]

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Sunday Scales - Releasing the Meal

Down 2.6 lbs from last week, making for a total loss of 45.6 lbs since the end of June 2015. Needless to say that I am feeling quite relieved at this week’s loss. As you could tell from my previous entries it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride since I stopped tracking my food two weeks ago. I still don’t really know what the answer is with regards to weight-loss and intuitive eating but for now I am just going to keep doing what seems to be working well for me: a combination of dieting methods and intuitive eating. [...]

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Can you lose weight with Intuitive Eating?

I feel a little like I’ve sat down in a bee’s nest ever since my decision to stop the calorie counting and move on to full Intuitive Eating. It’s stirring up a lot of stuff, for myself and also within my community of weight loss bloggers and friends. There are just so many opinions and emotions surrounding our relationships with food and our bodies. Then I read this article yesterday by Caroline Dooner, the creator of The Fuck It DietWhy focusing on weight makes it hard to eat intuitively. [...]

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Vlog: What if I stopped attaching so much emotion to my food?

This is hardly a groundbreaking realization for those of us who struggle with overeating and who often consider food our enemy. The addictive physiological impact of highly processed foods aside, we know how much food makes us feel emotionally: good, happy, numb, craving, guilty, horrible, stupid, etc etc… We call ourselves emotional eaters so yes, we are well aware of all of this, right? We attach so much emotion to our food. [...] 

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Sunday Scales - I've been asking the wrong questions

Last Sunday was my first weigh-in since dropping MyFitnessPal and I was down 0.4 lbs. Which basically means that I’ve maintained. I was a little disappointed because I am so used to having fairly steady losses almost every week, but I know that this transition to eating more intuitively will take patience and perseverance and, more than anything, trust. Which is not easy for someone who has spent most of her adult life distrusting her decisions around food. Tonight I was quite hungry and [...]

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Sunday Scales - a loss and a few more thoughts on my decision to stop calorie counting

My decision to stop calorie counting has caused a few reactions in my weight-loss community, mostly positive but I had a couple of emails from friends who questioned whether this was the right thing to do, given how well calorie counting had been working for me (and them). My honest answer is: I am not sure. I love MFP and it certainly provided me with support and structure when I needed that. But as I said in yesterday's post, I just wasn't feeling it anymore and, most importantly, it was no longer serving as an accountability tool that kept me from overeating. My decision to start calorie counting back in June was a turning point in my weight-loss journey and pivotal to my success so far. [...]

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