It’s now been two and a half weeks since I started intuitive eating. Giving up my MyFitnessPal account, removing all fitness and weight loss apps from my phone. It’s been super freeing. Eating food without thinking about the calories. Taking the time to sit and listen to my body tell me if it’s full or wants more food.
Today I got a package of cookies when I had to run to the store for a few things. Normally I would eat an entire sleeve of these cookies in one sitting. They’re a super huge comfort food for me, and sounded very nice today after 10 days of dreary weather. I ate a few of them, then put the package away. It’s honestly one of the most incredible things I’ve done in a while.
I’ve been struggling with a back injuring for a few weeks now. The pain is making me angry and sad and frustrated. I really thought I would eat all of the cookies. I’ve been taking time to stretch several times a day which has slowly been helping with the pain, and since I’ve been listening to my body for hunger queues I haven’t been running to food because I’m sad about it.
The only thing I haven’t been able to give up yet is my scale. I know to really let go and listen to my body I need to let go of the scale, but I’m just not ready yet. I’ll keep checking in with that too, and once I’m ready the scale will be gone.
I’m feeling really good about the process I’ve been able to make to accept food for what it is. Energy.