Just over a year ago I wrote a post called Food is NOT the Enemy. Here’s a snippet…
So, to you Flex, I say good bye. Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be back for visits when I’m feeling alone and vulnerable. It’s comforting to know you will always be there for me if I need you but you must understand, our relationship is starting to become toxic. I can see that and I hope you do too. It’s been a fabulous 2 and half years and you know as well as I do, I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for you. I owe you a lot and I will be forever thankful we had the pleasure of meeting.
I feel the same exact way now. I love keeping my food journal but I’m starting to feel points are becoming counterproductive again. At this point in my journey (now over 3 years at goal!) I don’t need to feel pressure to calculate and monitor them. Honestly, they feel irrelevant to me at this point. I workout 5-6 days a week. I’m training for a marathon. I eat good healthy food *most* of the time. Most importantly, I trust myself.
WOW I can’t believe I just said that! But it’s true.
So what I’m trying to say is, I’m ditching points. I’ll still be keeping a food journal on twitter. I actually really enjoy doing so (sick, right?) I’m just not going to track points for my entries. Tweet Eat Post still works, there will just be a "N/A" in the total field.
Here’s today’s menu as an example. I get accountability without the pressure. Which is exactly what I need right now, especially with all the working out I’ve been doing.
|1 egg/1 egg white omelet with veggies and a side of strawberries with a glass of water.|
|strawberry papaya smoothie with added protein|
|leftover chicken kabobs|
|1/4 ham sandwich the toddler didn’t finish|
|mango with the toddler!|
|too many whole wheat ritz|
|turkey burger on whole wheat bun & baked beans with ff hot dog & grilled zuchini – i can’t wait for summer!|
Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.