speyerj wrote: »
@Terytha - every time I try to eat "like a normal person" and just live my life, I gain weight. It bothered me for a really long time that I just lacked the ability to know when to say when. But I've come to accept that I may never be able to eat intuitively. I know others can and I really hope one day you can master it.
shorepine wrote: »
Hey everyone. I'm just stopping in to say hello. I have actually been following this thread so far this month! Usually it starts getting too busy for me and I can't keep up. But I find it so inspiring and helpful, so I've been enjoying just reading.@Terytha and @speyerj I've tried intuitive eating too. For a while I thought it was my answer. In fact, it probably would be, if it weren't for the fact that my intuition seems to tell me it's totally what I need to eat an entire bag of chocolate chips. I felt like a failure for a long time, but I finally came to terms with the idea that either I'm nowhere near ready for it, or it just isn't going to work for me. @Terytha I like what you said about it being a combination. I think that is an idea that could work for me.@sweetirish I am an emotional eater, too! I accept that is going to happen from time to time and I just try not to beat myself up over it.@mmdeveau thanks for your insightful and inspiring post about exercise. I love exercise too but yeah, I tend to eat more because of it. The times I have successfully lost weight I always focused heavy on my nutrition at first and tried not to worry about exercise. Then once I got a handle on my diet, I would add in the exercise.
I'm in a weird place right now where I haven't been losing. Lost almost 10 pounds this winter, but then gained it back during the most stressful quarantine months. Been back on here doing my thing for a month now, but nothing new has come off. Being around my kitchen more hasn't helped me. I have done more than my fair share of mindless snacking. I also am teleworking and taking care of two young kids. They eat all the time and I'm always preparing food for them, which results in me mindlessly eating.
My diet is what I need to focus on. I am really good at exercising and have also done a good job reducing my alcohol intake. I used to be almost a daily wine drinker. Now, I've got that down to only a few days a week.
This month, I've made changes by introducing more strength training and trying to pay better attention to my macros to make sure I'm getting more protein.
I'd like to get a Fitbit again, I had one for years but took it off to experiment with not being so obsessive. I'm one of those people who gets really annoying with it, like I'm marching in place at 11:30 PM trying to make it to 10000 steps. Hahahaha. However, I've been concerned lately that I have become more sedentary working from home. I know when I had to get everyone out of the house and myself to my office, I just moved around a lot and would usually arrive at work in the morning with a few thousand steps. Now, I am sure I barely get any! Maybe I should charge it back up and see how it goes.
speyerj wrote: »
@micwrites - Good for you! Kicking that man to the curb may be the most important step on your road to emotional and physical health. I am cheering for you from across the internet! Hooray for Michelle!
sweetirish wrote: »
@CupcakeCrusoe I appreciate that. This is officially my third pregnancy, I've just never made it out of the first trimester. I should pick my crochet back up but I get that "but this yarn is so pretty I have to save it for a really good project" syndrome and never actually get much done. I have other crafts too. I've read that crochet/knit is good for anxiety too.
orangequilt wrote: »
Also, easier to avoid snacking because you don't want to get your nice yarn all greasy! Knitting is great for anxiety, I did cable cardigan in lockdown.
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