I had a wonderful bloggy vacation! I even restrained myself from spouting off in a post when the urge hit... once. ;-)
As I started to write this, I stumbled upon the "pray for wisdom list" I made back on April 13th. It was for me and 6 others. I have been praying daily, sometimes more than once, for wisdom for us all. But... I had forgotten what I wrote next to MY name. :-O
Here it is:
April 13th, starting to see that I can choose which "restriction" I use as a tool. And if I want to stop counting calories, all I need to do is use "hunger/fullness" signals as prompts and ACCEPT them as my tool to control amounts. That would be all I need to do, just one thing, since I already make my choices from low carb, and don't eat sugar/flour now. Just one thing! How simple. :-)
Yeah right... how simple!!
Well, on my "blogcation" I didn't count calories... not a one. I really did want to test this "theory". Was I ready for it? Was it too soon? Was I fooling myself? Was I making excuses cuz I was just plain tired of the hassle of counting?
How did I do?
April 1 weigh in: 332
May 1 weigh in: 321
Meaning a loss for April of 11 pounds.
Pretty good for this ol' dog!
Hey, I think I'm on to sumpthin!! Perhaps I've finally turned the corner. I've done this whole deal long enough to know how, what, why, etc etc, ad nauseam.
I had to ACCEPT the restriction, and stop fighting it.
So all during my "time off" from blogging about it, I shifted my focus to my WHY.
Yes, I did blog a little, but it was at my art blog (here). I focused on my true passion, my reason for wanting to get healthy and lose this weight. I plan to continue this pattern for the most part, and see if it truly is where I need to be now, where this leg of the journey is leading me. I'm excited!
And this is for anyone who did NOT have a stellar April... hang in there, your time is a-coming.
My book quote for today: "Find what works best for you. Always remember that you are trying to master yourself, not find a master for you." --Richard Machowicz, Unleash The Warrior Within
My verse for today: "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy."
My quote for today: "I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed." --Vincent Van Gogh
Enjoy the Journey,