It's not you. It's me.06/28/2012 at 1:30 pm | Posted in me, weight loss | 13 Comments
Tags: dear john letter, MyFitnessPal, weight loss
I think it’s time we take a break. We’ve been hot and heavy for SEVEN STRAIGHT MONTHS, but I just can’t take any more logging. Deconstructing of meals. Trying to figure out fractions, ounces, grams.
It’s not you. It’s me.
I’ve lost more than 30 pounds. I’m healthy, happy and accustomed to a new lifestyle. I couldn’t have done it without you, of course. You kept me on my toes. Challenged me to log every single piece of food I’ve put in my mouth since December. Taught me everything I know about calories — how many I can eat without gaining weight, how many actually are in that restaurant salad I used to think was so healthy.
You encouraged me. Announced my victories. Made me so much more aware.
Like a little personal dietician tucked in my back pocket.
But it’s time for me to try this on my own.
I know I can do it. I went on vacation without you last week and managed to splurge without suffering for it. I ate fried shrimp, homemade pimento cheese and ice cream (not in one sitting!), but I knew to take it easy on other meals. And I exercised. It felt amazing to step on the scale a week later and discover that I hadn’t gained an ounce.
I’m ready to try this on my own.
But I know you’ll be there. Ready to welcome me back with open arms if I slip up. I might especially need you to be my date to the State Fair this fall. And I might booty call you as the holidays approach, because it’s difficult for me to avoid these or these.
Stay strong, MyFitnessPal. You won’t miss me for long. Millions of others are counting on you.