After 10 days
Today I am taking some time to post about my experience of 10 days with no scale. First of all, I didn’t miss the daily weight-in. It felt like one less thing to worry about. Secondly did I keep accountable? Not really. I ate lots of fruit and vegetables but I let myself have a little more of everything and even a few more treats that I would normally have. After about a week I even stopped logging my food intake…
For those who don’t know, I am moving this week so it’s been very stressful lately and it kind of takes all the place in my mind so I am not really focus on the weigh-loss journey at the moment. I don’t think I lost focus because of the experiment but maybe to see real result with it I could have picked a better time with nothing stressful happening in my life. I am not giving up on the idea but I think I will have to settle in our new home and get back on track before I try it again.
So because of ME not counting calories too well for those 10 days I have taken a pound back…or not(could be just the time of the day as well). So I can just says that my weight stayed about the same. I don’t feel bad or depress or anything like that. In fact I think it was a very positive experiment. It showed me that I could maintain my weight without too much food logging. It happened the same when I was on holiday, I though that I was way out of track and my weight was about the same when I came back. Another thing that I started to do in this experiment is counting my fruit and veggies intake mentally (way easier than calorie counting) and it’s more health oriented than weigh loss but at least if I do that I know that I will have a more balanced diet. Thank you Shadow for your good advises and I will give it another go later in the summer.
One other thing that I realised is that people (like Shadow) who lost weight 10 years ago didn’t have any calorie counting tool on internet like we have but they had an advantage on us. Because they had to count everything by hand and write everything down, I think they were more likely to remember how many calorie the food is worth. That is something very useful when you don’t have internet access or when you don’t want to bother logging the food sometimes.
Yesterday was Canada day and we spent part of the day taking the swing set and daughter’s bed apart and putting the microwave/fan in place on top of the stove. Luckily we decided to take a break and go spend some time at the park where the town had done something special for the day.
It was great! At first we(she) went in the bouncing castle and then she had her fingerprints taken by the police department and they gave the paper with the prints on instead of keeping it in their files loll. She got to climb in the town’s fire truck and press all the different sirens and noisy buttons. There was fishing for treats games, face paintings, balloons, cookies. All of it was free which is awesome for the families that have a tight budget.
The best of all was the opening of the splash park. Hubby went in there with daughter and they had so much fun! I had just as much fun to watch them! We came back home and stayed awake until 12h30 am because we had to watch the fireworks. It always impresses me even if I am 36 years old so imagine my 4-year-old yelling WOW and screaming of excitement for every one of them. It was a such beautiful day!