Breaking Free

breakingfreeOne of the positive sides of blogging is we get lots of input from others who have been there/done that. Sometimes it’s in the form of tough love; other times it’s gentler nudges.

All the same, something that became abundantly clear to me as I read the comments the past two days is that I do need to break free from numbers … at least for a little bit.

The irony is that journaling/weighing/measuring is what helped me lose in the first place … but all signs seem to point to me needing to take a step back and finally trust myself a little more.  Perhaps re-reading Intuitive Eating wouldn’t be such a bad thing …

(Here’s my review of IE from last August, actually … was refreshing to read it today.)

You do realize this notion of not journaling scares the bejeesus out of me, don’t you? But it’s time. It’s been a long time coming, in fact.

Mara said it best when she said she was using the whole “toddler” thing to her advantage:
“My toddler voice has been loud and strong lately. “I don’t wanna” count points. I “don’t wanna” work out. And you know? I’ve been going with it. If I can think like a toddler, I can eat like a toddler. Eat what I want, when I want, and the key? Just as much as I need. Toddlers eat til they’re satisfied and not a bite more. They don’t stuff themselves; if they want a bite of something, they have a bite of something. They stop when they’re done. So, I’m going to be a toddler… for now.”

That was just awesome, Mara — thank you. I never would have thought of it that way, that thinking like a toddler could actually be a positive.

It’s not going to be easy, especially because I like journaling (personal and food) but I’m going to make a commitment to go at least food journal-free for a few days. I might go blog-free, too — we’ll see. Continue reading “Breaking Free”