Monday, August 9, 2010

Experiment Time

Starting today I am going to stop counting calories.

But only for a week.

I woke up early and weighed myself. 130lbs even.

I plan on eating the way I know how to this week and weighing in again next Monday. I eagerly await the results. I want to just listen to my body, eat food that's good for me, and not obsess on meeting or beating my daily calorie limits.

Please do not misunderstand me. I am a huge proponent of tracking what you put in your mouth. It was one half of the awesome duo that was key to my weight loss. I just feel like I've been obsessed with it for almost a year now and I want to see if I can just EAT, not count and maintain my weight.

Wish me luck.

In exercise news, I pounded out 4 long boring miles on the treadmill this morning. I missed my long run this weekend and that put me in a running funk but things will be fine. I know this.

Have a great week and Happy Running!

4 comments:

  1. wow! 130 even?! so proud (and jealous!) Good Luck

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  2. I'm of the opinion that the counting has to stop eventually. If you have been eating healthy for a while, you really DO know what is good vs. bad and approximate values.

    I don't count calories anymore, and I have pretty much maintained my weight for 5 years. If I gain a few I "count" (not really count, just monitor) and it comes right off.

    Great job on the weight loss!

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  3. After the week, would you mind sharing the signals that you noticed and how you responded to them?

    I have come to discover that I really can't tell my hunger signals vs. emotional eating signals at all! My stomach and brain are so disconnected that I am going to need to retrain them from step 1.

    Interested to learn more about your results!

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