Tuesday 5 October 2010

Taking half a plunge

Over the two weeks of eating and drinking really quite freely (well, yes with 1 longish run, 2x gym sessions and a longish bike ride) I've put on a kilo.  Which I think isn't half bad really.  So.  Here goes a bit of a plunge near the deep end.

I'm going to stop logging food (and exercise) and see how I go with what feels right and what I've been generally been doing for the last few months.  It might not seem like a big deal to many of you, but I'm a bit obsessive about logging and I've been doing it for almost four and a half years now and I've really needed the sense of control it's given me; the fear of being fat again is really quite huge.  And when I say huge...

So here goes.  Wish me luck!

Of course it means that certainly for the foreseeable future I will continue to weigh myself daily and weigh my food so I'm sure my portion sizes aren't slipping.  The only small worry would be not getting enough fuel on the days when I cycle or cycle -and- gym.  I've got gym only days pretty nailed, I think.


  1. Good luck! I don't think you need it though. You have developed long-term, good habits around food and exercise. As the last 2 weeks have showed. I think you'll be fine :-)

  2. Good luck, I agree with Alison, I'm sure you will be fine!

  3. Good luck, I can completely relate to that worry of getting big again. Although I have never logged calories I was weighing myself all the time. Ditching the scales is the best thing I've ever done. Just trust yourself to know how to balance things out and you'll be fine x

  4. Reaaaally gonna need some steely resolve - it's not going measurably well so far so it's scary! Rational brain says that I'm doing the right things, but logical brain sees "bad results" for the last 5 days.