Thursday, 13 August 2009

The perfect healthy life


God works in mysterious ways so it goes... and I am starting to wonder what is going on in my life. If you had told me a year ago that I would weigh four and a half stone less, would be tee- total and eating the healthiest diet in the world I WOULDN'T HAVE BELIEVED YOU!!

I now look in the mirror and can't believe who is looking back at me. Yesterday another bag of clothes ( mostly trousers) headed out the door to the charity shop. All too big. I am now in a UK size 12/14 trousers and size 16/18 tops, and I still have ( according to the charts) between three and four stone to lose.

So in the diet now I have fruit and vegetables, jacket potatoes and beans, fish and chicken, salad, rice and pasta. Nothing fried, nothing baked with any type of fat in in, no chocolate, no wine ( agggh), no cream sauces, no cheese... in fact my idea of a treat these days is a bag of skittles. It really is a complete turnaround. And the strangest thing is, I am really starting to get used to and enjoy all these options. I don't miss the heavy duty milky coffees ( I just have it black or skimmed), butter on potatoes or sandwiches, fried food and my usual shed load of olive oil. I am starting to realise just how calorie laden my preferences were then. It has been a real eye opener.

So onwards and upwards. I have the gall bladder surgery to face next but I am hoping by then all these new habits will be well and truly installed for life, and that I am another stone lighter.

The next step is literally to start stepping more often. More walking, more swimming, more activity. Another good habit I could do with installing again. I am off to the wii-fit to get going.............

7 comments:

Expat mum said...

Very well done indeed. Can you blow some will-power this way please?

Clippy Mat said...

Jo, well done hinny!!! Won't you disappear if you lose that much more though? You are certainly doing it the healthy way.
:-)

Bernie said...

Hello Lakeland Jo, thank you for visiting my site. Now I am not sure just how much a stone is as in Canada we use pounds but I wish you all the best to meet your goal. Also what is installing mean? I'll be back!
Have a great day.....:-) Bernie

prairierunner said...

Well done.........I'm doing the same thing and finding it easier and easier to eat properly. Thanks for stopping in and commenting too b.t.w.

Nicola said...

Well Done Jo! what an inspiration you are.

tmmb said...

You are an inspiration on all fronts! xo

Loopin said...

As I made a salad dressing, piling in the olive oil this evening, I had a bit of a guilty twinge. I suppose it could be worse, and at least it was going over salad...

We could all stand to think a bit harder about what we put in our bodies, and if it is the most beneficial (and if we can stand to try something different enough times to see if there's enjoyment to be had) thing we could eat or drink.

Keep up the good work and hopefully the trials and tribulations will become a thing of the past!

Bernie - 14 pounds = 1 stone.