Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Deep thoughts courtesy of an email.

Got an email this morning from a friend that really made me think. (thanks vjsm). In it she talked about how she and a friend/co-worker are doing an accountability thing with their eating. She asked the co-worker how she was doing. The friend responded with "I've lost such and such pounds." My friend, when asked the same question answered, "I'm happy with my eating". That got me to thinking.

There is a balance to be found in all of this. I may not be happy with my weight. As my friend put it...she knows she is happier with herself and just feels better when she is at a lower weight. BUT she was still happy with her eating. Being happy with your eating is saying that here is what I ate today.....and I'm ok with my choices. There is a heck of a lot of play in that. And it may not be conducive to losing weight. Some days when you are happy with your eating, it is a direct correlation to eating healthy and wisely in order to maintain and lose weight. But other days it may mean that you did indulge a bit, but you are ok with that indulgence. So at that point, what it boils down to is 'how badly do you want to lose weight." If losing weight is an overwhelming desire , then you will consider your healthy eating days your 'good' days.

So it takes the focus off the actual scales. SOOOOOOOO....I will be weighing every day, but I may not focus on the results of the scales here on my blog. Ohh yeah, when I have something to celebrate...I will be talking about it. But my daily weigh ins.....I'm going to try to not focus on them. (We'll see how long that lasts. haa haa haa)

4 comments:

Jim said...

Happy with my diet ... versus happy with my eating ...

Interesting. I never thought about it that way.

MizFit said...

YESSSS!!!!

you can do this...even, perhaps, start slowly and weight once a week? 3 times a week?

babysteps to letting go?

Deborah said...

Great post!!

I think that being happy with our eating will produce the effect that we desire, whatever that may be.

Teresa said...

I also try to focus more on how I feel and how well I ate. When I eat well, my mood is great, because I know if I keep doing what's good for me, it will eventually show. Maybe not as fast as I'd like, but it will make a difference in the total picture. The scale isn't everything, it's just a number.