I have written previously on such matters as dieting and being fat, and as anyone who is overweight knows there is always the desire to do something about it but that desire is seldom more powerful than the lure of eating a pizza in bed or shovelling doughnuts into ones face in the middle of the night. That’s just the way it is, and anyone who tells you different is wrong.
Apparently, from what I have read, it’s pretty easy to lose weight really and one’s motivation simply needs to be more compelling than the deliciousness of chocolate ice cream.
For me I am hoping that I now have that motivation. I am not getting any younger but I am getting progressively larger and it doesn’t seem to take the effort it used to either. I am 47 this year and probably at my heaviest ever and whilst I always felt pretty indestructible regardless of my weight this year I am starting to think that maybe I am human after all.
Bits of me ache that didn’t used to ache before, my knees particularly, and quite recently I did something to my back which persists still which I attribute to having a core mostly made of fudge and treacle.
So what am I doing about it? Well I did some reading and am going to start whith this Whole30 thing. Google it there are loads of sites about it. I think I need to change the way I think about food and understand more about what I am shovelling into my face and to understand the impacts of it beyond it just tasting delicious and giving me a rather full bottom.
I bought some books, did a monstrous £200 online shopping order and it seems it is now underway. I will write more about it I am sure, but tonight I took the first steps and made turkey filled cucumber thingumabob’s which you can see below. I even made some sort of dressing too. Surprisingly the boys really enjoyed them (as did I) and that’s important because I fear I have passed my own food issues onto them so want to change it.
I will let you know how it goes over the next month.