Content credit- Life Advice on Twitter
As we go into 2015, this tweet got me thinking what I'll leave, bring with me, and create for weight maintenance:
1. Leaving behind: (Some of this is humor, so laugh a little.. remember, no Hummels were harmed in the creation of this blog post)
A. Intuitive Eating Books: There are some great books out there about intuitive eating... for other people!!! Not my cup of tea. Usually intuitive eating quotes make me want to smash a Hummel figurine with a hammer (I won't ever do it, but it's the best description I could think of at the time) . My eating is from a food template. My binge brain would love to change that and just know what to eat when, but I have the final say, on my own plan.
Joking about smashing Hummels, but really, but I've given myself the gift of time by not reading these books. And,think of the Hummels I've saved. I feel better already ;)
|I'll ring the bell and warn my Hummel Friends!!|
B. Quotes about enjoying the journey: Now that I've given up reading books about intuitive eating all the things, let's talk about "The Journey".
|Point Dume State Park, Malibu, CA|
Forty FREAKING years is a long time to yo-yo in weight. When you are six years old and wanting to lose weight, you want off the high way to H*ll as soon as possible. Whew! Glad to not be yo-yo dieting any more. Better late than never.
Truth: I did actually see Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie this year in Malibu, leaving Nobu. Sadly, no Brad Pitt photos...but I did take this cool photo at Point Dume.
C: Moderate eating strategies: Moderate eating.... anything you want.. because you can count calories/points/fat grams/walk it off another day/week/month. Because I have a sugar/chocolate/caramel/tootsie roll/and frosted cupcake from Sprinkles deficiency... Yeah, my binge brain looooooooves that. Suuuuuuure, my body wants/needs/deserves some "______" insert binge foods into sentence. Nothing launched 1000 days of binge eating for me than a good moderate eating plan. Bye-Bye!! I can safely say that I'm happy to have left moderate eating of. all. the things about 1000 days ago.
Truth! Most days, I don't miss those foods. If I do, even for a moment.. I get myself back to the new normal pretty quick.
Joking: I give myself 30 whole seconds for my pity party. Barely time to play tiny violins...
D. Trying to be a normal eater. I've accepted that I'm not a normal eater, but I do have a new normal way of eating. Truth!
E. Trying to people please. I don't really give a hoot about a lot of things any more. The people who matter don't mind, the people who mind don't matter. Truth!
2. I'll bring along in 2015:
A. Paleo-ish food template, modified Auto-Immune Compliant, 98% of the time
B. Better sleep habits.
C. My support systems, both weight related and Food Addiction related
D. Daily weighing
E. Strength training at least 2x per week
F. Walking 5-6 miles a day.
G. Abstaining from grains, sugars, legumes, dairy, and nuts.
3. I'll create in 2015
A. Another year of weight maintenance (finish the 3rd full year, create a 4th year). Higher Power willing.
B. Some cool travel plans for 2016
C. Secret project that includes one of hobbies
D. Some more blog posts, weight graphs, etc.
E. New PaleoFx 2015 friendships.
F. More teaching my daughter essential life skills.
That's it. Happy New Year. Safe Travels, please, please, if you drink, don't drive.
Katie, there are no cat photos in this post, hope you like baby cormorants.. (joking..)
|Baby Cormorant to usher in 2015|