Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Weigh In

So today I weighed in with a 100 gram gain, which I was very much expecting and I was just happy to see it wasn't more. I ate out a lot this week, so I tried to counter that with exercise and trying to make good choices when I could. I am dying to see the scales go down, but I am happy to see I can pretty much maintain during busy times of life as well.

This week has been a good test for my 'all or nothing' mentality and I am pleased to see that I managed to make balanced decisions. I am shocked by how hard it is to force myself to eat when my instinct is to try and starve myself after what I perceive as over-indulging. At the same time I find it even harder to stop myself eating once I start. Who would have thought it is so difficult to eat a normal size portion of food and then stop?!

Last night I went to dinner with a friend (Mexican- yum) and then we went to see the band Crowded House, by the time I got home it was quite late and I was starting to feel a bit peckish. My flatmate had left over pizza in the fridge and my natural instinct was to think "well I already ate Mexican food, I may as well eat pizza now". I have to stop and remind myself that just because I ate something less then healthy, it doesn't mean I have to totally go crazy and binge.

Similarly, as I mentioned in my last post, my brother's girlfriend introduced me to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. After hearing how much I liked them she gave me a pack to take home with me. As soon as she handed them to me my first instinct was to decline them and say that I am on a diet. Then I realised that just because I am eating healthy, doesn't mean I won't ever eat chocolate again. I can take them and eat them next time I feel like I want chocolate.

My main aim over the past few weeks has been to live a balanced life of healthy eating, exercise, work and fun and I think if I keep focussing on that I will be on the right track.


  1. It is so hard to get the balance right. I have been reading.. If no deiting, then what? nad it has really made me stop and think a bit about how I think about food. (good foods & bad foods)
    I love food and enjoy some foods more then others, but I need to listen to my body and understand when i am full!
    I really hope that it becomes more natural for me!

  2. Ah the balances... I find it easier to balance the checkbook than my irratic eating at the moment! I hope you continue to make excellent choices, you are on the right track.

  3. Your attitude is spot on right now Tully. It's all about making the best decision you can. I know what you mean by starting and not being able to stop. I wish you could just cut off a tiny wedge of pizza, and eat that, but that leads to another tiny wedge, and next thing you have eaten the lot! I had this happen recently with a peice of cake, I just wanted a bite, not the whole cake, seriously!!

  4. Hey... I saw Crowded House a couple months ago... crazy coincidence..

    I'm glad you aren't worrying too much about the small gain. Maintenance takes a certain amount of effort too! Keep at it!

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