First, please let me encourage you to visit Win, Lose, or Blog and view the stats for week four's weigh-in! Please, please take the time to go and cheer these ladies on in their pursuit of good health! Second, please let me share that Two Belles, Four Biceps and the Pursuit of Fitness was kind enough to ask me, me, to do a guest post! That's kinda humbling, and that's a lot of pleases! LOL!
So I am reading two books now and have ordered another. I am still enjoying AFTER (the before & after), and I think the Karen and I seem to be alike in personality and feelings, and she's experienced some of the alternative therapies I've been interested in for some time. I am looking forward to practicing changing some of my thoughts to more positive ideas with my usual Christian quirkiness, i.e. adding some scripture-based affirmations regularly. This book is like experiencing and taking the Living Lighter class, but at home for only the price of the book! :)
Dr. J of Calorie Lab's Dr. J will see you now suggested I read The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler. (He has a fabu blog, btw!) I found a copy at the library and am already greatly enjoying the little bit I've read! The subject matter has to do with that constant desire for the party in your mouth, and our awesome librarian says it's a popular title. :)
Then today I read Charlotte's recommendation for eating intuitively by Geneen Roth, When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy (When You Feel Anything But). I can take a hint, LORD, and do not find it just a coincidence that all of these are coming at me at once! It's such a great price at $3.98 that yeah, I ordered a copy. I see my library has a few other books by her that I will be checking out in the future!
I'm sure by now you can guess what direction I'm traveling in, and yeah, I'm very scared to give up calorie-counting. I know counting calories works! But for some reason I'm not doing it. I don't want to do it. I'm dreading each day's thoughts being centered around food, because that becomes my all-day focus. I just want to live and take the spotlight off of edibles for a time, though always working towards making healthier choices. I have been enjoying becoming more active and know I can get the exercise part of it all! But I want to enjoy faith and prayer and family and the more important things of life. I don't want to feel so self-centered all the time~does that make sense?
Anyway, I can tell you that I did weigh-in on my home scale. Now I know you're missing photos of that bright and shiny mall scale, so I hope to bring that back! But for now I found I am up about 3 pounds. That's really not too bad considering how long I stayed away from weighing. Here's to becoming a loser again! :)
Pushin' through the pain!
So I came back to make mention of Anne at Carb Tripper, as she left me an intuitive eating comment a while back. I'm pretty sure I told her it would never happen. NEVER HAPPEN! :) You can tell me you told me so if ya wanna, Anne...