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In fact I haven't always struggled with my weight. When I was a kid, I didn't struggle at all; I just ate whatever I wanted. And when I was a teenager, I continued to eat exactly what I wanted, but I was active and I LOVED being active - whether it was a dance class or a bush walk or a random baseball game or a leisurely walk on the beach. I wasn't any good at sports but I loved to be active. Somehow that kept the weight off, and effortlessly too.
But I always thought I was fat. Compared to some of the kids you see now, I wasn't fat at all. I was 'big boned' (what is that?). But not fat. That didn't stop kids from calling me fat, because inevitably I was indeed the 'fattest' kid in the class.
Even up through my first pregnancy at age 38, I remained fit and relatively 'unfat'. It was only after my second pregnancy at age 40, that the weight started piling on. I still ate exactly what...
I should have read the book first, but somehow, my mind vaulted clean over "500" and landed with a happy splash onto "600". However, today's fast day was good practice. I need to get up earlier as I ate my steel cut porridge rather too late from breakfast and realized I was not hungry enough for my planned lunch, resulting in sitting down to dinner of salad and sardines straightaway the clock chimed 6:00 pm. And yes, the First Day Fast's Evening Tummy Rumbles ... check!
And here I was, the woman who was so eyebrow-lifty, even snidey, at Food Diaries. Well, at 20 lbs overweight, I've harpooned my eyebrows into submission and started a food diary as I aim for a slimmer, trimmer moi at a family event in Puerto Rico by month's end. And it would be a locale where soft breezes waft across sunny beaches and we all know what that means:...
Ah well that was defo to be expected but I'll try be good today even though I have yet another social brunch engagement. The brunch was difficult as there was literally 3 options, fry, eggs benedict or eggs florentine - nothing else and it came with a tray of pastrys.
1pm: eggs benedict (600), mini croissant (100), bread (100), glass wine (125)
5pm: dinner: oven chips (400), half chicken breast ( 100)
530pm: cheese cake 100
Not the worst day and I really wanted a chipper but I stopped myself. Breakfast was epic but didn't eat a huge dinner ( I wanted one but didn't like the garlic chicken kieve and barely ate half.
I give the day 8/10 for exercising my self control - it's the second time this week it has happened - definitely eating less and making better choices. HAven't listened to my weightloss hypnosis for a few days and need to get back to that though
The bloating is terrible. I'm bloated from my ulcer and TOTM. So my weight is going to be unachievable this week. I'm burpy and gassy so at least I know why. I am hoping that as a result I will still hit 8st 3 or 8st4lbs next Friday Morning. THere has to be off weeks and totm with bloating from an ulcer is of course going to affect these things. So I have to take that on the chin. I went to the Doctor in the end and she calmed me rihgt down from my panic about my ulcer. Told her all about my food and alcohol intake and lifestyle. I have a few changes to make. but I am happy to make them. This time last week, my ulcer began because I always have 2 glasses of wine on a Thurs but last week was a fast day so it hit my stomach like battery acid. Didn't drink at all obviously last night but I am happy to report that that didn't bother me. I enjoyed going for a run, playing with my dogs and watching a bit of TV and just relaxing WITHOUT alcohol. It wasn't difficult. I woke up...