So I’ve made the decision to try and drop 5/6 kgs so I can compete in the U75kgs. However I am not going to write about my attempt at weight loss. I am going to tell you why I’m not going to write about it however.
Firstly, good God it’s BORING. I’ve been trying to track macros on myfitnesspal for 2 days now and I’m already OVER IT. How can people spend time WEIGHING their food? Or counting out sprouts? Surely this obsession with nutritional value is as bad as eating nothing but crisps? Healthy food tastes nice but the focus seems to rob some of the joy from food. It’s like the calorie counts on all the food choices in a restaurant. Part of me understands why they are there but the other part of me just screams PLEASE WOULD YOU JUST LET ME ENJOY MY FOOD IN PEACE.
It’s weird, for years I thought I was the one with eating problems, I can quite easily eat a packet of biscuits or a whole tub of Hagen Daz (actually I seem to have lost that talent with age ) And then I see all these people tracking what they eat to the last spear of asparagus and I start to think well actually maybe eating 2 cream slices in one sitting isn’t any more bizarre than that. A friend on twitter said to me “IMHO it’s not disordered eating if you can eat a packet of biscuits & not care about it….” and I think she has a point. Yes I can eat a packet of biscuits in one sitting but I can also run 5K, eat a punnet of strawberries, pick up 100kg, skullcrusher my 3 year old and eat corn on the cob until they run out at Tesco. It’s all about context and how you feel about your body. (Again it’s still ok if you eat a packet of biscuits and don’t do any of those things, as long as YOU are happy with it and don’t make yourself feel shit because of it).
I know some people who blog about weight loss do it to provide motivation to themselves and other people, it’s obviously a subject they are passionate about and that’s great. Some people have the personality type where tracking their food is no biggie and that’s great. I’m talking about me and my blog here.
Basically I don’t want weight loss to be so important in my life that I blog about it.