That picture is for Sarah. It has nothing to do with today’s topic, except for serving as a promise that the breakdown of this Griddled Goodness Sandwich is coming tomorrow. Swear!
This week’s Eat. Live. Be. topic is sharing what we can’t live without. I know my answer isn’t going to be popular. Both in terms of what other people may have chosen or in favorable opinion. But I’m ok with that.
I headed out of town a few weeks ago, and as I packed my bag, a friend gave me strict rules. “Cut loose. No exercising. No hard-and-fast clean eating. And no scale.”
I promised I would do my best. And I did. I did eat pretty cleanly, but I did indulge too. I didn’t exercise in the traditional sense, but I walked. A lot. Miles and miles and miles. Every day. And the scale? Well, I didn’t bring it with me but that was certainly the hardest task he gave me. It was all I could do not to throw down my suitcase when I came home and jump on it.
I can’t live without my scale.
I weigh myself twice a day, once in the morning, once again before bed.
I completely understand how weight fluctuates. Between water weight gain, stress, heavier meals, later meals, more exercise, less exercise, it fluctuates. All over the place.
But I want to be accountable. I want to be hyperaware of the little changes and the big ones. As in…
… now that I see that number, I know I shouldn’t eat dinner quite so late.
… or wow, that extra hour of exercise yesterday really paid off.
… or what the heck did I eat yesterday to see that big a difference in the scale today?
I’m all over it. And for me, it works. I have it in check. I’m obsessed. But not obsessed. And now some 16 months into Cate Version 2.0, I know it’s an obsession in a good way, for me, and it’s worked.
Now for what other ELBers can’t live without, go check ’em out:
- Sarah from Sarah’s Cucina Bella
- Joanne from Eats Well with Others
- Chris Arpante – Melecotte
- Jenna – Stop, Drop and Blog
- Casey – The Starnes Family
- Patsy – Family, Friends and Food
- Claire – Cooking is Medicine
- Jen – NJ Epicurean
- Rivki Locker – Healthy Eating for Ordinary People
- Jennifer Schulz – Lick-a-Plate
- Sarah Rogers – Sarah’s Sweet Creations
- Gwen – Simple Healthy Family