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Week 9: At what point does counting calories become an obsession?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Today is Sunday and my weight was down 1 lb. this morning since last week for a total of 7 lbs. in 8 weeks since I began tracking my calories on SparkPeople. I also logged over 25 miles of walking this past week. I am determined to continue tracking my calories for the next 2 weeks because I set a goal to do this for 10 weeks.

Someone expressed concern that I am becoming obsessed with counting calories and too fixated on my weight. I explained that counting calories works for me because I am a numbers person. I also like the feeling of being in control and the satisfaction of accomplishing a goal. Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for the next. I am just happy I have finally found something that works for me.

Should I simply ignore people who think I am being obsessive?
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    Only you know. If you are using calorie counting as a took to achieve a healthy goal, then ignore them. However, if you find it starting to control and become a source of stress. You should appreciate yourself, no matter what the scale says.
    1456 days ago
    No, you do what's right for you in order to succeed. Keep up the good work.
    1456 days ago
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