The other day I declared a desire to get under 300lbs by Monday. That day I buckled down and got really strict about counting calories and the very next day I gained 3lbs. Yesterday I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted and I did eat kinda junky food. Didn't count calories at all and now I am down a pound. What am I to learn from this I ask myself?
This is a pattern that constantly repeats itself in my diet life. I always approach diets like school. I buckle down, study everything, and push myself as hard as I can to succeed and then I gain weight. In school this use to produce A's for me. So, what is wrong with my approach?!
All I can think is that it must be the stress of trying to be perfect that pushes me over the edge. I must get so stressed out that my body starts producing adrenaline, cortisol, and all of those other nasty chemicals causing me to gain weight. OK, so now what?
Well, I am going to take the weekend/holiday off from calorie counting to see how things go. I am going to stick with the foods that work for me (see previous post) but just drop the calorie counting. I am also going to employ the 80% full method I wrote about yesterday. I am really curious to see if I can master eating intuitively.
Wish me luck. I will let you know how it is going probably on Monday. This is my birthday weekend so I will most likely not post anything unless something really interesting happens. Have a great holiday weekend and good luck with your goals!!