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.............