Tuesday, September 2, 2008
DUMBER THAN DUMB ... STUPID TITLE I KNOW BUT ......
That's how I felt when I weighed myself for the beginning of September. You may recall that I have dispensed with weighing almost completely and going with the fit of my clothes but that does allow me to cheat on myself a little bit so thought I would record at the start of each month. I am using my 1st set of bathroom scales which I leave at Mum's house because that's where we are this week and the digital ones I have at home are unreliable.
September 1st 2008 97 kg. (213.9 lb)
June 13th 2008 89.8 kg (195.8 lb)
I did say somewhere I needed to lose 10 kg (22 lb) to be close to my lowest weight of 87kg (191 lb) in the last 10 years.
I'm still struggling with the coffee and wheat/gluten thing. I have known for years that these things don't do me much good but facing up to eliminating them permanently is sooooo hard. I am so reluctant. I cannot bear the thought of never drinking coffee again so maybe I will always allow the occassional treat but for now I must get it out of my system. I was doing quite well last week until I found I needed a caffeine boost to keep me going at work. That can't be healthy. I had a cappuccino sometime yesterday because I felt so jaded but am getting through today without. It's going to be hard to ignore all the sachets I have stocked up on. I thought I might allow myself coffee once a day but that's not safe. Maybe I can treat myself once a week This week I've been eating spelt grain bread, it has gluten but supposedly in a form some people can tolerate. I'm not sure that it is safe for me so when it's gone that's goodbye to gluten. My body will love me.
Question - Finally Getting Fit's Monday Mailbag ... How have your friends, family and fellow weight loss/fitness bloggers helped you?
Friends not much .... I don't tell many what I'm doing and I don't see my best friends often enough.
Family not much .... they mean to be supportive but I find I need more emotional strength than I have to cope with their well meaning support. Best to keep this very low key around family. My best family support is in the South Island ... so not that useful.
Weight-loss/fitness Bloggers are my main source of support. Blogging helps me a lot. If I'm not writing, (and reading), regularly I can guarantee I'm not losing weight or getting fitter. Comments encourage me and what I read in a Blog can have a profound effect. I love people who are candid about their difficulties and how they have overcome them. Discovering a whole new world of gluten free people with all the recipes etc helps a lot. The odd challenge from another blogger has helped me get on track. (Thanks Skinny Inside). Is it pathetic to depend on cyber friends? I don't care, it works. Also I have found so many talented and clever writers. I'm discovering a wonderful richness in this Blogging world that is absent in my real life at present. That's not as sad as it sounds because I live in a small community and am just a little isolated from intellectual stimulation. I guess it's a little like being a busy Stay-At-Home-Mum.
I need to put meat on for dinner. Roast beef & veges. We still eat a lot of red meat served with vegetables. Can't live without our veges and Mum has potatoes with every meal, usually mashed. Fruit is always available. I guess we have fairly simple meals.
Today for breakfast I had Greek yoghurt flavoured with passionfruit & peach. Our yoghurt is very different to anything I found in USA. I guess we are more European in style. I also had a slice of toast, (spelt grain), with butter & homemade, slightly bitter, marmalade.
Lunch was homemade soup made with a thick slice meaty shin bone, carrots, swede, celery, onion & a big handful of mesculin salad leaves. The veges were pureed because the mesculin leaves didn't quite work. Normally I would have nearly clear liquid with diced veges seasoned to taste. I also had 2 slices of toast with butter & marmalade.
I will have a couple of golden kiwifruit for a snack soon and then for dinner/tea ... whatever you want to call it, there will be roasted Topside of beef with roasted onion, carrot, potato, kumera, (a sweet potato), and pumpkin all served with greens from a pkt of mixed frozen ... possibly broccoli, peas & beans. The roasting veges will be cut into approximately 2" or 4cm pieces, tossed in a spoonful or so of olive oil, herbs and spices and baked. The frozen veges will be ;ightly cooked in the microwave. Most people would make gravy from the pan juices, sometimes I do but I don't care for thickened gravy. We don't eat dessert although TWJ often has icecream for supper.
As an aside. At this moment TWJ is watching Myth Busters on Sky TV, Mum could be dozing but is watching UK channel, Os is watching a WW2 movie and I am here.
Or I was. Hope you enjoyed reading this mixture of this and that.