The calendar tells me it’s Tuesday today. But I’m having a Monday. You too? For a few hours this morning I couldn’t work out why I couldn’t get going and felt all anti-climatic from the weekend. It’s Tuesday, I thought to self. My best and most productive work day. You too?
Then I realised why it wasn’t. This week Tuesday is serving the function of Monday. It’s the back to work, back to life, back to reality day for a lot of us. Not all I know. Many are on holiday – the government if it’s got any sense! But my break ended yesterday and perhaps yours did too. As President Bartlet used to say, “Break’s over.”
You need a climax for an anti-climax!
So, I’m in the middle of a massive anti-climax from my wonderfully restful enjoyable long bank holiday weekend. If I am suffering an anti-climax, well, it must mean I had the climax to come down from.
And the eating is going well today so that’s something. When you’re feeling a bit low, being on a diet can help. Just sticking to it can be enough to lift your spirits. Kind of, well, bit blue today but, hey, I stuck to the diet so let’s put a tick by that one.
I have a strong incentive to stick to the diet this week and much of next. I’m going to the doctor’s Thursday week for a pneumonia vaccination. No I didn’t either. But I’ve popped up on some record or other showing I should have one so as it’s been offered I’m taking it. And I’m to have yet another test too! This time on my kidneys. I hope after that’s the last of these current round of tests but being at the doc’s gives me a chance to jump on the scales again. Same scales I was weighed on at the beginning of the year that made me, gulp, 97 kilos! That’s 15 stone 4 pounds in metric and for my American friends 214 pounds. I’ve since lost nine pounds, four kilos. And an inch and a half (four centimetres) in measurements.
So it’s coming off. But very slowly. I am hoping for a further loss of at least four pounds at my next weigh-on, or two kilos. Why don’t I buy my own scales and weigh in regularly at home? Because I’d weigh in a bit too regularly. I’d be jumping on them every day, possibly before and after every meal. I’d become obsessive. And I don’t want that.
Slow and gradual
I want a slow, gradual weight loss that I can maintain and stick to. This isn’t a quick fix. This isn’t a crash diet. This ain’t no party! It’s got to be slowly lost because it was slowly gained. So vital I don’t feel so deprived on my diet that I just fall off the wagon and give up as I have many many MANY times before.
That’s why I’m following a high protein and low carb regime – though not no carb. Protein makes you feel full for longer and is also a good way to stabilise blood sugar for in case you just got here, that’s the reason for my diet. Health. I had a Diabetes scare earlier this year and it really scared me. I don’t want Diabetes. That’s what I keep at the back of my mind all the time. When I want chocolate. When I want cake. When I want to just give up, fed up, too difficult. I think to self, you want chocolate do you? And cake? You’d like chocolate cake I’ll bet. Fine. Do you want Diabetes too? Not fine.
Whatever motivates you on your diet good luck with it. And thanks for reading my blog.