Yesterday at work I was so frustrated, because I didn’t think I had written what I was trying to say in the last post. I meant to talk more about trusting myself, and less about intuitive eating. After all, I have not read the book on IE, and I have only listened to a one hour seminar. That is the sum total of my knowledge. But there were some very interesting and informative comments. Thanks everyone. In particular, Three Herring had a very good comment discussing IE–very informed.
Dr. Barbara Berkley had a great post over on Refuse to Regain about ‘The Faulty Metabolism Myth,’ in which she also discusses why calorie counting doesn’t always work, and how necessary it is to NOT veer from a program of weight loss in order to continue to lose. Vicky and I had a great discussion today about Weight Watchers, and why it doesn’t work for some people. And what I think about W.W. and IE is very similar. People take what they want from a particular program and manipulate it to suit their needs. And then when it doesn’t work, they blame the program, instead of owning up to their part in the ‘failure.’
Well, that’s what I think. Because I am all about the personal responsibility. Because that gives you personal power.
So maybe what I am doing is not intuitive eating. I even had to look up the word intuition. But what I am saying is that I know a lot now. I know what kinds of foods will fuel me for a long time. I know what kinds of food will just make me want more and more and more. I know what size serving will hold me. I know that if I put the food on the plate (give myself permission to eat it) I find it very difficult to not finish the food. Better for me to have a smaller serving to begin with. I know what kind of foods will satisfy my need to have really tasty foods. I know how to eat on days that I work, and I know how to eat on days I stay home. I know a lot of different foods I can take with me when I travel. I know how to eat before I work out, and I know how to eat after I work out. I KNOW A LOT ABOUT ME AND FOOD AND HOW TO EAT CORRECTLY. Can I trust myself? That’s all I’m saying. I think.
Had such a great time with Vicky today–lots of good food talk, and then a short but very intense workout–cardio and weights circuit. Had lunch with a friend, and then came home to give Noah his bath. I didn’t get his post-bath glamour shot because he was a wild and crazy guy, and I knew he wouldn’t hold still. Maybe tomorrow or the next day. I think he is as big as Oliver was, and heavier–I can barely lift him. Disclaimer: not because I am a weakling. Because he is a big bundle and it is awkward LOL!
Last night I scored big at Costco: d’anjou pears, asian pears, some fantastic ripe strawberries, a giant bag of frozen blueberries, and a two-pack of agave syrup. I’m back to work tomorrow, so will sign off–gonna watch an episode of Monk and have some strawberries and cottage cheese with some decaf coffee. HABANADA!