You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been on a long hiatus with Healthy Girl’s Kitchen (the blog part).
If you noticed, THANK YOU! Your support is much appreciated. If you don’t have the slightest clue what I’m talking about, don’t worry, it’s all good.
I’ve been suffering with a serious case of “How do I tell you this” for MONTHS.
This might just be one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to say out loud, come clean about or admit to anyone other than my husband.
I’ve stopped dieting.
Yes, you read that right.
I am not currently trying to:
- lose weight
- cut out specific food groups or macros
- eat clean
- make sure I get in my g-bombs
- count shit
- track shit
- eat veggies for breakfast
- not eat sugar
- not eat flour
- not eat oil
- not eat salt
- not eat nuts
- not eat seeds
- not eat avocado
- not eat animals (I said I’m not trying, but eating flesh is still something I find unappealing. Dairy, that’s another story. I think I’ve been making up a little for lost time with the ice cream.)
- be plant perfect
- eat more carbs
- not eat carbs
- shift my shape
- make myself smaller
- get stronger
- get leaner
- be more flexible
- or transform myself in any way (other than into a much happier, more balanced version of my wacky self)
There, I said it. In writing. To you.
(And yes, at one point or another over the past decade, I have done (or shall I say “not done”) everything on that list.
I’m also trying, though less successfully than with the stopping of the restriction, to simply respect my body (love is too far of a stretch at this point) for all of the incredible things that it does and that it allows me to experience.
Why did I do this? I can’t tell you that in one blog post, but what I can tell you that it is NOT because I reached some magical “right sized body” or “goal weight” or “happy place.” It wasn’t like that at all. It was much more subtle and important and course correcting and life altering than that.
I hope you still love me, although my guess is that many of you who subscribe to this blog might get pissed off and unsubscribe (as that’s what tends to happen with these types of shifts). And that’s probably a good thing at this point, because if you don’t want to hear about anything other than how to lose weight, you won’t find it here for a good long while or maybe never . . . and you are costing me money (did you know that bloggers have to pay every month for the volume of subscribers that they have on their mailing list? Yep. That’s a thing.) We can still love each other–from a distance!
No promises, but in the next few posts I’ll do my best to reconstruct the story of how this change came about for me. You might find that my experiences parallel a lot of your own, and I’m sure as heck curious at this point if they do!
With much love and appreciation for your years, months or days (some of you are that new to HGK!) of support,