It’s 6am and I have a Beanie and slippers on. Most unusual in this part of the world. I’m sure at this temperature all the southern fold would be stripping off and jumping into the pool, laughing at us all rugged up for winter. Hey, us poor sensitive QLD people aren’t used to these bone chilling temperatures!
Anywho- I forgot to mention in my post the other day that before 2013 epic 10kg weight loss adventure I’d actually creeped up to 149. That’s kg’s not lbs. I felt the need to mention that since the entire title of this blog is now a little misleading. Sad but true.
The past few days have been going well. It’s made a lot easier by the fact that my oldest step son is eating gluten and dairy free (as suggested by the doctor) to see if it has an impact on his terrible acne. I feel so bad for him. His face looks so painful and terrible and it seems there’s nothing he can do but wait for his body and hormones to sort themselves out. . He’s been doing the GF/ DF green thing for a month now and while it does appear to have improved a little bit, it’s certainly not the result he was hoping for. He’s even tried Pro-Active which despite all the claims, had limited effect 😦 Despite that, him following this diet has made it kinda fun for me to find new recipes for tasty and healthy dinners that are both gluten and dairy free. And anyone who knows me know I like a challenge (except when it comes to weight loss of course). Aside from that, my general approach right now is to eat minimal processed/starchy carbs. I’m not doing any extreme no carb thing or cutting out sugar entirely but drastically reducing both of those things. Actual sugar doesn’t bother me much since I prefer savoury foods over sweet. I don’t have sugar in my tea and I have one coffee a day with one teaspoon of sugar. Not gonna kill me. Carbs are my killer. And I’m feeling better already. When I first tried this approach last year I remember having terrible headaches after the first few days and feeling lethargic and crappy. I can only assume it was a withdrawal process? But after two weeks I stopped craving carbs and felt great. This time around after only a couple of days, I feel healthier and more energetic all round. Is it possible that I’ll avoid all that this time? Here’s hoping.
By the way, I refuse to get on the scales until at least Monday. By then they should have a happy story to tell. I’m off for now. Lots and lots of cleaning to do today. We’re trying to sell our house and we have someone coming to look at it tomorrow. Gotta make it look it’s best. Wish me luck 🙂