Woohoo! I’m now under 40 stone…I’m 39 stone 9 lbs! I know that this is still a huge figure…I’m not a crazy, delusional person…but it’s been a big struggle and it’s taken me 6 months to make a decent dent in my weight.
In total, I’ve lost 2 stone 2.5 lbs – 6.5 lbs of this was this weeks’ loss – I also got Slimmer of the Month and Slimmer of the Week (just my luck to get a big bag of fruit the week after I’m told not to eat it…I’ll give it to my niece!) So I came away from class with 3 awards and 2 fridge magnets, along with the fruit.
My consultant, who is lovely, was really pleased. Obviously it’s down to me cutting out all of the crap, along with not having sugar / carbs – on the advice of the Diabetes Dude – plenty of chicken salads, vegetable soups, and quorn burger stacks (quorn burgers with bacon, babybels and sliced tomatoes, wrapped in lettuce leaves). This week I’m going to try and introduce tiny amounts of carbs – some of the HEB choices on the Original plan – and see what effect this has. I’m also going to treat myself to some raspberries as they seem to be the lowest carb fruit, as I really can’t go without having fruit.
My big downfall is crisps – I could easily eat a huge multipack in a day…I think my worst day involved 18 packets. Since being told I’m diabetic, I’ve had not a solitary pack…it’s been 8 days now crisp-free and if I’m being really honest, I’m not missing them. I’m sure I will – it’s the honeymoon period with the diabetes and it’s scared me into being good, plus the medication is making me feel iffy – but I’m hoping my willpower will hold out for a while, and that I don’t get back into the habit of multiple packets. Even with my syns, I’d use all of them on French Fries; being as big as I am, I’m allowed some extra syns, so I’d eat 5 packets of French Fries a day on plan…which isn’t really healthy whatever way you look at it!
Anyway, that’s enough of me and how wonderful I am!!! I’m off to watch the Olympics – the eventing, as it’s my sport of choice and hopefully what I’ll do with my horses once I’ve lost the weight. Before I go, I just wanted to point out how ironic I find some elements of the Olympic Games and sporting star endorsements…Mars, McDonalds, Walkers, Coca Cola, Cabury’s and Heineken to name a few. I can’t believe that Olympic athletes tuck into a Big Mac and a Fruit and Nut bar…I know that everything in moderation is okay, but given that there is all this talk of an obesity timebomb, and an increase of obesity amongst school children, I would have thought that this type of sponsorship wouldn’t be wise. Now these companies would no doubt counteract my concerns by talking about the work that they do with local communities, and I remember Cabury’s running a ‘sports gear for schools campaign’…but you still have to buy and eat the products! Along with this, I counted the TV adverts the other evening during a break in a popular TV programme, and over half of the adverts were for junk food / drink. When you’re trying hard to stick to a healthy eating plan, and an advert for KFC comes on, it makes your job a hell of a lot harder. There are hardly any adverts for healthy food – although the recent ASDA advert does make me want to eat nectarines (although I can’t do that now!) – and I think this is awful; we need to be helping people and making their job easier, not harder.
I’m off my soapbox now!!
Lots of love