For those of you who are regular followers-you will know that I am currently not drinking alcohol and eating a restricted no fat diet. I am a walking advert for a healthy diet. I eat so much fish these days I probably will develop gills. So much chicken- I will develop feathers. Industrial quantities of salad, vegetables and wholegrains disappear down this throat these days.
So you would think that this lady, sitting drinking a coffee with skimmed milk, would be pencil thin. Like Kate Moss and so forth.
Not a bit of it.
I am still three stone overweight, and while I am not putting any weight on, I am now not losing it.
I am living proof that a healthy diet is not the route to losing weight, but keeping it off.
So- more examination needed. What can I do to further help my cause?
I have identified two things. One- I am not doing enough exercise. At the moment I am really not physically robust enough to do anything radical but I could walk a lot more, and I could swim. I could do some gentle stretching. I could move more. I know it helps, I know it helps a lot.
Secondly, and more importantly, I need to look at my SUGAR intake. I don't eat chocolate because of the gall stone problems but to be honest it's not a passion of mine really. I don't miss it, but I never ate a lot anyway. If someone said I could never eat it again it wouldn't really bother me folks.
However, the gallstones don't seem to mind tooty fruities, skittles and fruity sweets. The odd biscuit seems to be ok too, and even a low fat cake. With all the fruit I am already eating, I think I am overdoing the sugar. I have said it. The culprit is sugar .... or should I say the culprit is me.
So, what now? From Monday I am going to kick all sugar other than fruit sugar into touch. It is being cut out.... and I am going to start walking every day. Even half a mile. Rain or shine I am getting out there.
I have a month til my operation, and I have time to get half a stone off. This will help me and I am determined to do it.
No fat. No read meat. Nothing fried. No alcohol. No sugar. I think you could be reading the post of a saint in the making.