Working on building a stronger relationship with my self, I’m learning what drives my appetite.
I lost a considerable amount of weight essentially counting calories and working out. I burned more than I ate. I learned to eat more nutritious food but mostly because it was low calorie, not really because it was nutritious. I told myself I would always want too much and I had to control it.
Now, I am telling myself I can be trusted. I’m practicing asking myself my three questions (see earlier posts). Last week, I ate more sugar than usual. I had treats while traveling on business. I barely worked out. However, I did not gain any weight and I broke my personal record for a 5K Saturday morning feeling great! My desire for the things I wanted last week went away. It’s almost like my inner self was testing to see if I really trusted her or not. Perhaps she needed something in what I was eating. She was scared and what I ate helped her feel better.
I only want so much healthy food. This morning, I substituted a pancake for sauteed kale. When I eat kale, it feels like my body is saying “yay!!!!!!!” even though I don’t care for the taste much. I recall times of eating twice as many pancakes and feeling like I still wanted more.
I’m done telling myself I’m fat. Instead, I’m telling myself that it’s ok to lose the fat I do not need and working to stay in tune with my inner voice. I’m done comparing myself to other people. This is my body, this is where I live, no one else.
Instead of controlling my appetite, I’m working with it. My fat keeps me warm when others are cold. If it’s fed with non toxic food, it’s there to fuel me when I need it to. When I was 230lbs, I would have been THRILLED with 168.2 so I choose to be thrilled now.
I deserve to be the best I can be. Nothing more, nothing less.
From my heart to yours,
Thanks for reading