Rethinking a few things

December 31, 2007

I have been thinking about my Low Stress Weight Loss approach and what is working and what is not.

What is working :

  • It is indeed Low Stress
  • I am enjoying food more than ever
  • I am learning new ways to think about eating, which should eventually lead to me eating less & feeling satisfied, which I think is the basis for managing my weight for the rest of my life

What is Not Working :

  • I’m not actually losing weight.

So, this isn’t computing right for me. On the one hand, I’m willing to give Dr Hope & her methods a real try. And I’ve read enough about “Intuitive Eating” (which is basically what I’m doing) to know that actually gaining a little at the beginning is normal. But it feels really odd because it’s not the direction I want to head. I don’t think I’ve been GAINING weight (holiday indulgences not withstanding) but I am pretty sure from the fit of my clothes that I’m not losing.

So what am I going to do? Take a baby step backward.

One of the first things I did when starting Low Stress Weight Loss almost 2 months ago was to ditch the scale. But at the time I was counting calories, which I’ve now stopped. So I’m going to add the scale back in, weekly. Just to have the accountability, and a reminder to myself of what I’m trying to achieve.

I am comfortable going with all the other steps of Low Stress Weight Loss through the end of January, but I’ll no longer be going scale-free.

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