Today I am erasing my MyFitnessPal app. Since my senior year of high school I’ve had this app. We’ve laughed, cried, rejoiced, and shamed ourselves together. I’ve achieved much with this app, but I’ve also lost something important, myself.
Since getting on this dieting mindset in high school I’ve been consumed with counting calories and “losing this weight” for what seems like forever. I’m done with feeling tied down by a stupid app. By stupid numbers. YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY A NUMBER. You don’t need to count calories or restrict yourself to lose weight.
Taking care of your body and nourishing your mind and spirit is all you need. I’ve been reading books on intuitive eating and I’m ready to get back in tune with myself. Although yes, counting calories helped me lose twenty pounds, but it also warped my brain into this idea that in order to lose weight I have to restrict and deprive myself of good food and life itself!
I don’t want to have a mini panic attack when someone asks me to go out to eat. I don’t want to have to go on the restaurants website and find a calorie appropriate meal. I want to live my life and enjoy every minute of it. So, today I am deleting the app, and I vow to never count a single calorie ever again. Believe me, I know it’s going to be hard. There are going to be days that I want to download the app back but I’m ready to make this change and work on getting in tune with myself again.
I’m going to post later of day one of I titobe eating or perhaps tomorrow once I complete a full day. I want to share this journey with all of you so stay tuned!