Saturday, August 1, 2009

Long weekend

Its been a few days into my Intuitive Eating journey. I have been eating 1/2 of a quarter plate portion (1/4 of a regular plate) of food of whatever I desire when I am hungry. I have been trusting my hunger and even though some days I am eating more frequently than overall food intake has decreased. I guess my stomach is shrinking.

Yesterday we went on a family trip to Niagara falls, I relaxed and just ate whatever everyone else was eating. I had a whole large hamburger, and some pizza and pop. Well today my stomach is upset and bloated, I have no desire to eat (this is very odd).

Now this discomfort, even though it is not pleasant does seem like a good stomach must be shrinking and what was normal huge portions for me are now too much and not enjoyable.

I'm going to keep trusting my bodys signals and press on.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Intuitive Eating

Okay...its been 6 months since I last posted.
Potty training my 3 year old had helped me make an important realization. When learning a new skill there are set backs, you have to accept those as a part of learning, be positve and continue. I need to focus on the positive.

I really want to be successful at intuitive eating and would like to help others with this is well. The strategy is quite simple...but learning a new skill isn't always easy.

I've started with acceptance. Its hard to be confident when a XL belt is not fitting around my waist. Its hard looking in the mirror and being thankful for the extra weight that has helped you survive. But I do remind myself there are things in life that I can be proud of and thankful for.
My family, my son, finding a spiritual path for myself, my friends, my home, our wealth...
Its time to find a new way of feeling good and learning to eat naturally.

I have been practising diaphramic breathing to learn to be more calm and deal with stress. This seems like an ideal technique for stress relief because it can be implemented anywhere. Next I am learning to eat when I'm hungry and eating a quarter plate serving.

I have tried this several times in the past months, but give in or second guess what I'm doing as soon as I have a set back. I need to learn to focus on my progress and trust my hunger and that my body will intuitively tell me when to eat and help me achieve my natural size.

Much like potty training, in stressful situations, I just put a pull-up on or I relax. I just concentrate on enjoying the event or socializing and wait until things have settled down again and I am hungry to eat again.

I will post my progress soon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My own way

Well needless to say I did not suceed on my No S diet attempt. I found myself too hungry and of course craving the one thing I wasn't supposed to have daily...sweets.

I need to find my own path.
I have started walking again, goal is about an hour on weekdays at lunch. Weekends are ususally active with my lil' guy anyway. I really beleive the activity will help iwth stress relief and help curb my appetite for junk.

I want to find something that will actually work for me and I can sustain and help others who have been plagued with eating disorders as well.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 2

Successful day 1 yesturday, can't believe the amount of food Iate for breakfast and dinner...pretty big meals (lunch was reasonable). At the end of the day, I was hungry and tired.

WOW, I must have been just shoveling in food all day and not even notice the quanitites prior to this. Its funny how this simple structure makes you realize these things.

Today is Friday and a scheduled non-treat day...I'm already a bit nervous, will I succeed? Looking forward to the weekend and some yummy planned treats.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Day 1

Today is day 1 on my No-S Diet Journey. I should accurately name this Day 1 again. But this time it has to be will be different.

I have not bought the book, but the No-S website is quite extensive. I will post my progress for 21 days, by which time this should be an ingrained habit. I have not weighed myself to avoid an onslaught of depression, however will track my progress by how my clothes fit.

Looking forward to my success.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gratitude Journal

Today I am thankful for;
my new surprise laptop
snow day
my family
my friends
all the fun and celebrations we had during the holidays
increased energy and positivity
gifts, sales, benefits- financial gains
salary, benefits, work, time off
walking with my new warm coat on
educational cartoons for my son

Thankful for moving easily towards;
my new baby girl
permanent non-dieting weight loss, size 3/4.
increased peace, celebrations, love, health, fun for myself and my loved ones
my dream career Body Image Consultant, writing a column, books, lecturing, 5000K/net a month.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Almost 2 years later...

I can't believe I've been in this rut for 2 years, struggling with the same issues. Its taken me a third miscarriage...( I thought I was done after having 2 previous miscarriages and my now 2 1/2 year old son) to seek out some holistic help.

Since November 2008 I've been seeing a spiritual healer and a massage therapist/ spiritual healer. My progress has been slow and steady in terms of becoming happier which is the ultimate reason for me ( I guess anyone) to succeed at permanent weight loss.

My strategy has changed as well...simply keep my goals in mind and do what feels good.

My goals for this year are:
1. Have another child ( I really want a baby girl)

2. Lose weight easy, happily, permanently...get down to a size 8 pants, medium top (dream goal is size 3/4). Using simplistic strategies...the No S plan, increasing my fat intake(coconut oil).

3. Find employment as a Eating Disorder/ Body Image Counsellor/ Role Model, work flexible hours, earn $5000/ net a month. (add that much value to society).

4. Celebrate my 10Th wedding anniversary on an amazing vacation at an amazing bargain price.

5. Increase my feelings of happiness, abundance, peace, loving relationships, fun and non-stop celebrations.

So far since seeking spiritual help ( 2 months ago) I am grateful for;
an increased sense of well being, feeling a 4 to now a 7.5improved relationships increased energy and strength increased financial, sales, $ from benefits, help with taking care of my son more fun and celebrations decrease in anxiety.

My intention is by journalling on-line, I can share my journey from the Simply Slim Strategy to Simply Slim and Success.