Thanks both! Nice to get strokes
Absolutely, Sarah - and congratulations on your weight loss, as well! - formerly 'friendly' foods (like poutine: fries, cheese, gravy - that's not friendly at all!) have largely lost their appeal for me, too. I agree it's got everything to do with this learning process, which only happens when you track (more or less) regularly. I mean I used to think I knew what was what (burgers = bad; salads = good), but until I did fitday, I really didn't.
I just find it so strange to be thinking this way... to feel I've really internalized this knowledge, and have it inform, in a not-explicitly-conscious way, how I do things now. It's not even about decision anymore
(Though, over the holidays, I did slip, and got myself into crave city.)
When I used to diet, I'd agonize over points or calories or whatever. Used to involve lots of anxiety, obsession, guilt... This time around, I've accepted tracking and working out as a daily commitment - and the crazy-making feelings are gone. So is my formerly atrocious attitude to my body... these days I see it more as a tool for experiences, rather than as an object of derision. And I feel I mostly accept its imperfections
Maybe it's getting older, too...
What's amazing is how little internal torture is involved, once you think about it as a pragmatic commitment; decide to make it easy on yourself by not having crap around; include exercise as a matter of course. All habit. Very different from my previous attempts.