So here I am again, yes again. It has been, let's say over 20 years since I have felt good about how I look. And I have tried every diet I can think of. None have worked, not for long, not for ever anyway, and to be completely honest I am over it. So here I am again, trying another diet, no let's not say diet, call it a lifestyle, don't you hate it when they say that? Who are they you ask, well they are the skinny folk, those who have managed to make their diet a lifestyle. It isn't me.
But I am making another last ditch effort to lose weight. At this point in my life I am 51 years old and weigh the heaviest I have ever been a whopping 88.9kg's as of 1st September. I am a whole 5 feet tall so I feel huge. My stomach often feels bloated and it looks it too. My butt is huge and I have a face I cannot even recognise in the mirror anymore. Where do all those chins come from?
Just 3 years ago I was no where near this size. We endured a family tragedy back then and my response was to eat and drink. I love food, I love wine, I love cocktails and I like all of them often. So it was with gusto that I went on an eating drinking binge. Now comes the payoff. Ouch not nice.
About 4 months ago I came across a photo of a woman on facebook who had lost 20kgs in 6 weeks and with no exercise. So hey I am all over that. She had started eating what is known as a Primal diet. Go here and you will learn all about Primal eating. So I decided that I would try this way of eating. And for a brief time it worked. It made sense to me too, so it was easy to jump on board. But I like alcohol and that doesn't go so well with this way of eating. Well not in the quantities that I like to drink anyway. So since then I have been fumbling around trying to sort this out. Not drinking during the week. Only drinking on weekends and then only red wine or rum and coke zero. See I had read that there are less carbs in red wine and rum and that if you have to drink soft drink (which I never do by the way) then it has to be no sugar. So I started drinking coke zero with rum. Really go figure my logic will ya. From never drinking soft drinks to drinking them and expecting to lose weight really!!!!!!
But this is the eating programme I am choosing to go on. I've done Weight Watcher's, yep I lost a bit and put it back on. I hate meetings too. I have tried hitting the gym and when I was in my late 20's it worked, I was really thin, but not now, it isn't what I want to do on a regular basis. I like to walk and have always walked a lot. But I have hurt my back somehow and even that is difficult now. So you can see I am in a pickle, ooh did someone mention food. argh umm hang on let's get back on track here. Yes that's right in a pickle, I need to move more but can't do what I need to do to help my weight loss. I am hoping that writing this blog will make me commit to finally sticking to this way of eating. I hope it will help me to not have that sneaky mid week wine (insert bottle), I hope it will be a catalyst of change for me. Join me won't you.
A Primal breakfast omelette