I'm reading the Geneen Roth book little bit by little bit. It's pretty deep, so I want to savor it and not just give it the speed-read treatment. In fact, tonight over dinner, I read more of it, and got just whammied by what I was reading. About paying attention to your body and to stop the obsessing (and get to what's really eating you instead....)
This weekend, I experienced this for myself a little on Saturday night. I had a birthday party for a high school friend, and I didn't worry about the food. I ate what I wanted, to satisfaction, and earlier than my usual dinnertime. Amazingly enough, I didn't eat again until very late (just to have a snack before bed)..... I was very satisfied, to say the least. And I made it a point that I was going to count it against my weekly 35 points. I also worked out a little more this week, because I know I feel lousy when I don't.
It is starting to pay off. I am down 1.6 from my official weigh-in, and only 2.8 to go in order to be within range again. I changed up my breakfasts this week on the advice of two different leaders, if for no other reason than variety. I plan to do the same this week too. I'll also be changing up my exercise routine, after some sessions with a personal trainer (and plenty of advice and workout plans from Women's Health).
So you know what, I'm going to keep working hard, worrying/obsessing less, and living in the moment. And I'm guessing that the more I do that, the more my body will thank me! (As well as my mind.....)