No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Picture of Pololu Valley Lookout, Hawai'i
I recently got back from Hawai'i. Although I eat very little sugar, I ate some over there (Mac(ademia) pie, oreos, chocolate coconut mac nuts, birthday cake). I have no guilt over this. It's more sugar in one week then I have eaten in a year. It is what it is. I was in Hawai'i. Who would try macademia nut pie?!? I figured "When in Hawai'i...."
I was frustrated at the time though by one thing. Yes, it was vacation. Yes, we were at a house. Yes, most of my meals were cooked for me. But, I didn't always listen to my body. It's strange because I actually knew what my body was telling me.... which before July 2011, I did not know how to do this. But, there would be meals where all my body wanted was fresh veggies and fruit, but I chose to eat salty prepared meals instead. And salt was the thing that my body was telling me to stop on. But, I persisted. I didn't even think it tasted that good. But, alas. It was already prepared... the fruit and veggies were running out on those days and I was too lazy to run to the store.
Oh well. It's all over now. I can't change it. I was amazed that I knew what I wanted though- that was pretty cool.
So, this week I'm back and whether I eat crackers, sweet stuff, salty, or fresh; I am trying to listen to what my body wants and needs in that moment. Yesterday and today I've done ok. Salt seems to continue to be a "No" for me- probably because I am still retaining fluids from the trip? Who knows, but my body does not want it.
I am also staying away from the scale until my body feels normal again. No sense in looking at a number which will only tell me that I am retaining water and ate sugar in Hawai'i when I am doing everything I need to do right now. The number on the scale will not help me right now, only inhibit me.