This is my first ever post in any forum so forgive me if I’m not as slick as some! I usually do things in groups and have never attempted to go solo, so hoping my ‘group’ will be in this forum.
I heard Michael on Radio 2 last week and so much of what he said made complete sense to me. I am 52 and have about 20 lbs to loose. I know it’s not a huge amount, but as most people know, weight-gain is a slippery slope, especially in middle-age, so hoping to nip it in the bud now. I am not pre-diabetic (at least I don’t think I am), but just fed up trying god knows how many different diets, to no effect. I play tennis, ride my bike, walk and do gardening, so exercise is not a problem. My OH is Type 1 Diabetic, and as I am chief cook and bottle-washer in our house, I do have a pretty good knowledge of diabetes, blood sugars etc. He is about 2 stone overweight these days, but is in denial. I’m hoping that by embarking on this ‘lifestyle choice’ (not diet) some of it will rub off on him. I will give him the book, but to be honest there are some parts of it which are very scary for him, as his diabetes is not life-style induced and there is nothing he can do to reverse or improve it (in my opinion the two types should have completely different names, to avoid confusion). However, he could certainly benefit from the weight-loss.
So, I did the shopping on Saturday and started yesterday. I’m going on holiday in 3 weeks, so hoping to see some loss before then. I’ll do my best on holiday but that will be hard – easier if I’ve lost half a stone by then, to give me some motivation to be good!
Made the skinny chilli last night with cauli-rice. OH even enjoyed it. Think I maybe ate more than 1/8 of it, but it’s hard to measure exactly. Just had the apple, mango and hazelnut yoghurt for breakfast. I often have fruit and yoghurt but would usually add honey and oats. Found that I didn’t miss either. It was delicious – and sweet.