Long term readers of this blog may exclaim, “Not another weight loss challenge! Another healthy eating attempt!”
Yep! I know I started this blog as a record of my weight loss and attempt to get healthy before it morphed into general blithering about travel and books and decluttering.
Ha! What I’d give to be that weight and size again! Since then, I’ve hit menopause.
It’s seems since losing some hormones, I can’t eat what I want. But worse than that, the weight doesn’t drop off when I change my eating for a little bit.
The inches have been creeping on around my waist and my chest so that many of my clothes do not fit and some elasticated ones are tight. Now if stretchy clothes are uncomfortable, you know you have two choices: buy new clothes or lose weight.
OK, I buy new clothes anyway but I am going to lose weight.
I haven’t actually weighed myself lately. I don’t need too. I feel bloated. And I definitely look bloated. I have this belly that looks like I’m pregnant. Or have all the fluid build up you get from a tumour.
I know I have been eating too many unhealthy things. And not enough of the good things.
So back to conscious eating for me. Which takes planning and not leaving food selectionuntil I am hungry. Because then I grab chocolate. Or whatever is handy. Normally high calorie, low nutritional food stuff.
I have been grabbing bikkies this week at work. And lollies. And chocolate.
My poor body! I need to treat it with some respect.
Why May Day?
Everyone knows you start a diet on a Monday. Or the first of the month.
Well May 1st is a Monday. So it is doubly the right time to start.
And May Day is a call for help. And a day of revolution.
What could be more perfect! It’s in the stars!