It’s been a bit difficult finding stuff to post about in the fifth (& then sixth) week, because at this stage these habits I’m trying to develop are starting to feel normal;
Reading labels and avoiding food with too much sugar? Normal.
Explaining to nay-sayers why I eat this way? Normal.
Not chasing every meal with a sweet-treat? Normal.
Cooking my own food: Normal.
Then there are the really good parts that stood out at first that I now expect of my body;
Not dealing with the mid-afternoon sugar crash? Normal.
Trusting my body to tell me when it’s hungry? Normal.
To be able to eat dairy without issue? Normal.
(That last one’s a big deal for me – more on it in a later post!)
The weight-loss has slowed, with no notable loss over the last two weeks, but my body has changed so much. A lot has to do with the training I’ve been picking up – but a lot also has to do with the way I’m listening to my body. If it’s hungry, I eat. If it’s not hungry, I’ll wait a bit before starting dinner.
I have not been counting calories. I have not been worried about my portion sizes. I eat until I’m full, and I don’t feel guilty about leaving food on my plate. Any leftovers just get packaged up with lunch the next day.
I have a confidence in my body – and in my understanding of my body – that I didn’t have six weeks ago. I love that!
The one thing I’m struggling to give up is artificial sweeteners in my drinks. Namely Coke Zero. But I’ve found ways to reduce my intake from what it was. This is a slow part of the journey, and I’m happy to take my time – as long as I don’t go backwards.
Headed into Week Seven, I don’t know if there’s much that will be different from Week Six. So much of this is habit now, that – apart from these posts – I’m not actually thinking about the process as separate, individually identifiable weeks. They’re all just part of the process.
Here’s to keeping up the habit!