Resolved, Part II

I bought myself a Kindle for Christmas.

I only have one book on my Kindle so far--"How to Have Your Cake and Skinny Jeans Too." 

I truly believe this book came into my life at the right time. 


In many of my previous posts, I have mentioned "bingeing" and "restricting myself" and how both of these behaviors have been counterproductive in my weight loss journey.  It seems like I lose the most weight when I eat what I want (even if that's Chick Fil A or Popeyes every day), as opposed to when I torture myself with foods I really don't want to eat (and I end up bingeing for days on end). 

The key theme of "How to Have Your Cake and Skinny Jeans Too" is intuitive eating (IE), or hunger directed eating. I'm only halfway through the book, but I have already decided that IE is something I am going to pursue. 

Not Paleo, not Whole30. Well at least not now. I have restricted myself ENOUGH and I don't think restricting my diet any further is wise right now. 

I plan to finish the book by Saturday, just in time for my first WW meeting and weigh-in of 2015.  

Using the tools I have learned from the book, I am going to work towards IE.  I will be in the Doughnuts and Doritos phase for a few weeks (if not the entire month of January), and I anticipate weight gain (although several sources I have consulted have proclaimed otherwise).  To save myself and to NOT focus on the scale, I have decided NOT to weigh at home every day and to ask that my official WW weekly weigh-in info not be disclosed until January 31. I'm even going to ask the leader to hold my "weigh book" that I usually carry with me until the end of the month. 

I will continue with Insanity Max:30 Monday through Friday, and I will get some cardio in on the weekends. I know that I need to exercise. 

I truly feel like this is what's best for me. I have struggled with an unhealthy relationship with food for WAY too long. Another common theme I notice in my previous posts is that I am too concerned with the number on the scale. I'm learning that INCHES not POUNDS should be my BFF, but that's not the WW way. 

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE WW, but I honestly feel like I have to change my relationship with food FIRST before I can work on developing better habits and reach my fullest potential with WW. 

So here's to being flexible and curious in 2015!