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23 April 2013 @ 06:12 pm
weight loss without numbers?  
So after about a year of not dieting or gym-ing due to some depression and physical health issues, I've decided to get back in the game. I'm getting married on June 22, 2014, and I want to get back into much better shape by then. But, here's the thing...

Age: 22
Height: 5'2"
Current Weight: ?
Short Term Goal: ?
Long Term Goal: ?

Why the question marks? Well, here's the thing. I've got a lot of issues with weight loss. I have a serious type A/perfectionist personality, and have struggled with EDNOS in the past. Every time I try to lose weight, I become obsessed with numbers: inches on my waist, pounds on a scale, calories in my food, etc. I go from being totally okay one day to having an anxiety attack over my gym time the next. Overall, not a healthy way to live.

So my plan for this time around is going to be numbers-free weight loss. No scales, no calorie counters, no measuring tapes. I'm going to just try and eat healthy, balanced meals, cut down on sugars (my diet is already soda-free, including diet sodas, with the exception of the occasional ginger ale for my tummy), and either get to the gym or work out on my own at home a few times a week. What I want to avoid at all costs is over-stressing, caving to the wedding pressure of getting a "bridal body" (whatever that means) and moralizing myself based on what I eat or whether I worked out this way.

Would any of you lovely people be willing to be a weight-loss buddy to someone who's not using numbers or calories or pound measurements? I'm really going totally on how my clothes fit and how fit I feel, but it would be nice to have a support system. :)
 
 
 
fitmama1984: pic#120618838fitmama1984 on April 25th, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
I know how you feel. I get anxiety about the scale, and what to eat, when to eat it, etc. I would be happy to encourage you, but I don't think I can pull myself away from stepping on the scale! lol.