I am trying to lose weight. I have been for the last few years.
For most of my life I never considered dieting. I was slim. I ate what I wanted. Luckily I never wanted most fast food. I hate, hate, hate McDonalds, so was never tempted there. I didn’t eat ice cream. I was active. I didn’t drink much. I had a fast metabolism.
I had a few times where I had to lose weight. But they were the result of some specific environmental factors. Such as the result of travelling around Europe, where I just had to eat cakes and pastries every day. And I drank a lot more alcohol than usual.
So my two weaknesses, sweet treats and alcohol, have joined with a metabolism that has slowed due to middle age and a more sedentary job. And the result is: I need to lose weight.
My exercise physiologist (yes, I am still seeing her) said I am smart enough to know what I have to do, to know what I should and shouldn’t eat.
Ah, there’s the rub!
I do know. But I do love cakes, biscuits, chocolate, lollies, pastries, donuts, croissants, scones with cream, meringues, waffles with cream, pudding, pavlova. And my new favourite: Darrell Lea chocolate honeycomb. All manner of high sugar and high fat goodies.
Look away now if you are tempted by any of these yummy goodies.
So my challenge for October! Let’s do a droptober.
I will drop after dinner sweets. I will drop biscuits. I will drop pastries and donuts. I will drop croissants. I will drop waffles/scones/cake with cream. I will drop lollies.
Mmmm. I won’t drop chocolate. But I will only eat a small bit of dark chocolate.
Not masses of Rocky Road or my favourite Darrell Lea chocolate honeycomb.
And cake will be limited to a piece of cake without cream, and only if it is someone’s birthday. And no mud cake allowed.
I hope withall this dropping, I will drop a few kilos.