Been thinking, it may be the right time for me to start tracking again.
I've been so resistant to counting anything (burnout) and it was very important to me to focus on *getting it right* with AIP: staying on plan, not going off eating junk, etc. It still is, but it seems to feel easy right now. Funny, since a week or two ago I was kind of antsy to be done with it already, wishing I could just have a donut some days. And then at some point over the last week I just stopped wanting junk and felt okay about eating AIP plus reintroductions for awhile. Not sure if it's the extra daylight easing back in or what, but today I was thinking I actually feel like I want to start pushing for weight loss again, rather than just focusing on health alone.
Today I added back egg yolks and that went well. I cooked some eggs over easy and then dipped some sauteed squash, mushrooms, and sausage into the yolks. I'll have them for a couple of days and then decide if I want to try the whites, too. Probably will. I think I am going to stay off grains, legumes, nuts, and nightshades for a while longer. And I'm keeping the dairy to a minimum, with grass fed ghee on occasion, until I figure out why my doctor told me I may need to eliminate it.
I downloaded a calorie counting app to my iPhone today and am messing around with it. It's "My Fitness Pal" and was free. Do you use one that you love and would recommend? I need something easy to use that has a wide database of foods to enter, that logs macros and tells you when you are getting close to your calorie limit. Ability to scan bar codes for Nutrition Facts is a plus! I'd also like to find an app that uses the phone's GPS to track how far I walk. Any suggestions for that?
I will play around with it this week, see how the tracking goes, try to increase my exercise while sticking with AIP. I'd like to get 40 pounds off over the coming warm months; I know I feel so much better and more energetic at 200ish than I do now.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
Escape from Obesity by Lyn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
All material contained in this blog, including written posts and photographs, is protected by U.S. copyright law. If you would like to reproduce a post or part of a post online, you may do so on a non-commercial site as long as you attribute the material to myself, "Lyn of Escape from Obesity," and include a link to my blog. Any commercial use of these materials is prohibited. If you have questions, please contact me via email.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Which basically means, if you shop through my amazon links, I earn a small commission. Thanks!