|You Are Destined to Struggle With Your Weight|
Like most people, you find it a little difficult to stay at at weight you're comfortable with.
If you change a few habits and make food less important, you may find the struggle hardly exists anymore.
I really do want to lose some weight. Now it’s not an enormous amount of weight I'm talking about here, I’m not talking 20 or 30kgs. I would be 100% happy if I could lose 8kgs – that would bring me to a weight that I would be quite happy to stay at for the rest of my life. I wouldn’t be reed thin, but I wouldn’t be fat either. I am realistic enough to know that I will never again fit into the jeans I wore as a teenager and I am comfortable with that!
If I could lose 8kgs my BMI would be comfortably within the normal range. You can measure your BMI on a nifty little gadget I found at this website. Although the BMI scale has limitations (muscle being heavier than fat, for muscular people it is often not accurate), as I am not
You may remember that I went on a diet in July 2007, which I posted about here. As diets go, that was a good one. It was a gluten-free diet and I am really working hard at going off wheat, for a variety of reasons, so this diet makes a lot of sense to me.
The thing I have come to accept though is that I don’t need to simply go on a diet, I need to change my lifestyle. I am inclined to be sedentary by nature, I am really bad when it comes to snacking and I am a comfort eater of note.
So I decided I had to come up with a plan and this is it - in the interests of embarking on a healthier lifestyle, I am committing myself to the following:
I will eat fruit and veggies when I have the urge to nibble.
I am going to stick to only 3 little squares of dark chocolate a day (excuse me while I throw myself on my bed and sob!)
I am going to get back to drinking 2 litres of water a day.
I am going to get on that exercise bike at least 4 times a week.
I am going to exclude wheat from my diet (yay, Cherie!!)
Whether or not I can stick to this remains to be seen, but I am going to try really hard. I will keep you posted on my progress as I go along. Anyone interested in joining me?