Coffee date

Hello, friends. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that two weeks ago, I decided it was time to start tracking my food again. After a lifetime of a disordered relationship with the scale, I have found myself in a good place mentally, but, as I talked about recently, some bad habits have been creeping their way back into my life. It was time to get ahead of it all.

I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and have been dutifully logging every morsel. It’s really easy, I pack my lunch and snacks for work and then while I eat breakfast, I log in the food for the day. It’s a helpful reminder to me to not grab mindless snacks and to also remind myself that I eat a good amount of food each day and therefore dinner can still be lighter.

It’s day 12 and I feel so much better. The initial water weight feels gone and I feel my pants getting a little roomier. However, yesterday I made the mistake of getting on the scale. I think it’s actually unhealthy, to weigh ourselves and am considering tossing it out. It gives a skewed perception to progress that I felt was on the right track.

It’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about being healthy and balance feeling good. I’ve enjoyed a date night out one night and some wine here and there and really feel a good balance. Goodbye scale.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask if you’ve been to Fitbloggin and if you’re thinking about going this year. Fitbloggin is a way to connect with like minded people through blogs, social media to inspire each other and others. There are yearly conferences.

Roni (the mind behind Fitbloggin) and Carla, wrote a book called “What You Can, When You Can” and they have a podcast, that is great and informative. Listening to these two inspiring ladies is like having coffee with your friends every week. Seriously, go and listen, it’s on iTunes and they publish weekly. You’ll be so motivated to choose healthy habits and to not get down on yourself for not achieving someone else’s definition of perfect.

Alright, my coffee is long gone, it’s time to wrap things up. So, thank you for stopping by and be sure to visit some of the other blogs that we have linked up.