Finished reading the book in the wee hours of the morning/night (I couldn’t sleep so I got up at 3:30 AM to read) For a long time I’ve wondered if I could just follow a very low-cal/post-gastric surgery type diet and have the results without having the surgery — it seems like it IS possible! WooHoo!!
I have a loooong way to go — I’m about 110 pounds overweight. My blood sugar was at the very top end of ‘normal’ last time I had it checked (three? years ago?) It could well be tipped over into the prediabetic range by now, I don’t know. I’m not going to try to find out — I’m just going to make sure I get it going back down. And get rid of this weight. It has to go.
I’m over 50…female…basically ‘retired’ so I have time to focus on myself and my health. No more excuses. This isn’t funny anymore. I’m tired — of everything — of being fat, of finding it hard to buy clothes, of giving excuses why I can’t do this or do that, of being weak and full of pain all the time; even when I sleep everything hurts. My hubby needs to lose some weight too but he’s not quite on board (yet).
I didn’t use to be fat — but somehow I ended up here. Can’t look back and wish things were different — can only MAKE things different through different choices.
For day 1 I’m just focusing on getting 800 calories sorted out — I had 200 cal of soup for lunch and have a meal of fish and steamed vegs planned for later. I didn’t eat breakfast today but I will tomorrow. It’s a holiday weekend here in Canada so I may not post for a couple of days but I will log/track my foods in a notebook. I have a few questions but I’ll come back and ask them on Monday.
The funny (ironic?) thing is, back when I was young I took a two year college program in nutrition. We were taught all the wrong stuff — eat low fat, fill half your plate with grains and starches, if you had to have milk, make it skim. Even the instructor, Mrs. Brown, I’ll never forget her first words to us — “You’re probably wondering why a nutrition instructor is overweight — don’t worry girls, you’ll find out yourselves soon enough.” She was so right.
June 30 — Starting weight: 257.8 lbs
bust 49 in
waist 47 in
hips 52.5 in
~ FuzzyJammies, getting real in Ontario, Canada