Sunday, August 27, 2006
need to get back on track
As you might be able to tell from my post yesterday, I've been having some junky and careless food days lately. Yesterday I went to a potluck brunch where I didn't know many people. It wasn't really much fun for me, so I managed to sample way too many of the dishes provided by the very good cooks in this group. So of course, I had no idea what the points were for anything, which gave me an excuse to not count anything at all for the day. And I hadn't counted anything the day before either. Crazy.
The thing is, I always think that it will be more "fun" to just eat what I want and not worry about the points, but it isn't really fun to know that I'm blowing things in a big way just as I'm starting to see some real results. It's also not fun to eat way past fullness just because I'm feeling bored and anxious, the way I did yesterday at the brunch.
As a way of reminding myself of all these things (it's amazing how years of testing this theory that overeating is fun still haven't managed to disprove it for me), I wrote a post that touched on the ways that a food plan can be a form of self-care. A lot of the time I'm writing these things to try and convince myself... Now, of course, I'm worried that I sound arrogant and judgemental. I am curious to see how people respond to it.
All I know for sure is that I really need to go back to the things that work for me: sensible exercise and following my food plan. There's nothing fun in feeling stuffed and fat.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07