I confess...I'm feeling VERY un-body positive. I know I am not truly overweight, but I'm not where I want to be and not feeling good.
I generally do not advocate "diet" as a four-letter word. I prefer to define it as simply "what one eats" and as "lifestyle" rather than a short-term fix. I tend to scoff a bit at pre-packaged plans or shakes or such thing because they aren't something one can sustain. That said, I have said in the past that I think such plans can be good for a "blip"...getting rid of a more specific weight gain in a generally healthy lifestyle. And that's where I am. I've simply indulged too much in comfort food during my recovery. Healing does take fuel, but not like I've given it.
Of course, I made it Sunday and Monday before faltering on Tuesday. But I'm trying to let that pass.
I suspect I'll still have off-days (weekends, likely...though this week is odd since it is MM's work w/e). I need those in my week. But I want to get control of the other days and to just get back where I like to be. And not let the off-days be TOO insane (which they can be).
I'm a daily weigh-er and the scale showed this lapse more than normal....significantly more (seriously, higher than it had been Sunday morning after more than one "off" day). I know this is why one isn't really supposed to weigh daily, but it's not a habit I see changing. I do try to keep it in context and I know I fluctuate a good bit. I have this fear it'll be an "up" day on the one day I weigh if I go weekly.
No starving...I need nutrition for my bones to grow and heal the back. I am also noticing a loss of muscle tone...especially in my arms. I can't do much about that for right now. I can, however, take action and control rather than moping (and eating even more to comfort myself).