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Lent: 10 Days In

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

10 Days in and sanity is slowly returning. I have given in once but not at home...I weighed at one of those health check things at walmart on day three I think (I forget now what it said even) but I haven't dragged the scale out of the closet.

I've been on Pinterest pinning skate training workouts. I tried to go back to the rink on the 11th but the kids were on spring break so there wasn't a lesson that day and this past Monday my coach was in Maryland with her competitive skaters so I can't start back until next Monday. Given that I figured adding some skate specific moves to my workouts would be beneficial since I haven't been on my skates in MONTHS now between the holiday break and then the fall and concussion.

My eating habits are returning to my normal. I'm hitting the mid of my calorie range and beginning to enjoy the spring veggies that are returning to the grocery right now. I've had the oddest craving for bacon and lettuce sandwiches the last few days so turkey bacon and G-free bread to the rescue. I'm finally not STARVING all the time like I was when I first transitioned off Keto. So that's good.

Honestly knowing I'm not going to have to hop on the scale on Friday mornings has made me less stressed about what I eat when. I found myself avoiding certain foods or restricting calories below my minimums in the two days before a weigh in trying to avoid the frustrating experience of having shown a particular weight for days on end only to have it jump up inexplicably on weigh in day. Clearly I was pretty far down the disordered eating path long before Keto made it inescapably obvious.

I still track everything I eat. That doesn't seem to be a problem. I like knowing what I'm eating so I can have some idea what might have caused a weird fluctuation in my blood sugar for example. That for some reason stays in the realm of recording data while that number on the scale pretty much always becomes problematic at some point on the journey. I'm still hoping Lent will give me some insight into why and how to take away its power.

Today is the first day of spring. It's wet and rainy and cold. We are 1/4 of the way to Easter. Onward!
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