Never mind the obesity crisis, we have a crisis of agency

Sunday Scales: - 2.2 lbs

For me the first two weeks on a diet are crucial. Week 1 is all about adjusting my head, body and kitchen to the program, shopping the right foods, cooking more and resisting any big cravings, temptations or all-or-nothing thinking that might pop up. Week 2 is about keeping my intentions focussed, finetuning some of the details and mostly just staying consistent with my tracking and my food choices.

So far so good. I am very happy with the total loss of 8.8 lbs, it means I am on track to losing my first 10 lbs and also to my first milestone, which is…

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Is diet phobia just as bad as fat phobia?

The other day I had an interesting exchange with someone on my Instagram. She hashtagged me with #thefuckitdiet and because I am familiar wirth Caroline Dooner’s work I immediately knew what she meant. I explored The Fuck It Diet and also Isabel Foxen Duke’s Stop Fighting Food program a few years ago, after yet another failed diet attempt. Their approach felt liberating to me and I joined a few Facebook groups to help me learn more and fully embrace it, I called it my diet anarchy at the time. However, it wasn’t long before I fell into a deep hole of binge eating and weight gain that I could ill afford. One day I found myself reaching out in a group where talking about our weight was against the rules. I mentioned my weight anyway, to provide context with regards to a weight induced health issue I was struggling with. I asked: “How do I not make this about my weight when the weight is directly causing an unhealthy condition?” I got kicked out.

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A good start

Today is Sunday Scales and I am very happy with what I’m seeing. I ate well this week. My average day was around 1,550 calories, I had three no-dinner days so those were less, the other days were more. I walked three times and bicycled once. Here are photos of some of my meals, you can see more on my Instagram. As I mentioned on my Instagram my husband started Keto and this has been an interesting learning curve for both of us and I am considering joining the force! Just considering at this point, I am still in the research phase…

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