Big catch-up time – June was awesome, it’s my birthday month… which means lots of lovely get-togethers with family and friends and fortunately, as lockdown rules were relaxed in June – I was able to see everyone, so there were not one but two pizza parties in the garden and then my friend came down from Yorkshire and stayed over, so dieting and eating correctly ceased to be a thing!
There was much fun and laughter – mostly sunny days but even the rain didn’t stop play!
While a lot of pizza and cake was consumed throughout the last two weeks of the month – I think the alcohol tipped the whole thing over the edge – but in-between I have eaten a very clean keto style diet – no processed foods and avoided sugar – although I’ve enjoyed 85% dark chocolate in moderation – I’ve not had any lapses, I’ve kept portion sizes reasonable and I’ve increased my water intake.
After my party fortnight… I got my act together at the beginning of July but I’d gained several pounds due to the aforementioned two-week indulgences – so I was worse than back to square one!
Also, I had my blood sugars tested – 7.9 on average – this has really worried me because my mum is a type 2 diabetic and previously even when I was at this weight a couple of years ago – my bloods were never more than around 5, so I’ve been concerned about that and it’s made me more determined to sort this problem out.
On top of that, I saw myself on video first thing in the morning, not good at the best of times but… I’m having serious problems walking when I first get out of bed, and I find negotiating the stairs a nightmare – as the day wears on I’m slightly more mobile until towards the evening – anyway I caught a glimpse of myself hobbling into the lounge and it was a very sobering sight – I know there is a huge movement for body confidence – that size should not define you etc and I agree – but don’t ignore the associated health issues – I’ve heard the excuses ‘skinny people get ill too’ but the fact is, if you can avoid a weight related illness – then why wouldn’t you? I will still have prolapsed discs in my back even if I were 10 stone, BUT I can tell you they wouldn’t hurt as much they do when carrying an excess 5 stone and that’s a fact I’ve experienced!
I think it’s been made worse since breaking my foot, as that stopped me from exercising and it’s now a definite weak point!
Anyways…. where was I? Ah yes… going back to the beginning of July I got back on track with healthy eating but I still wasn’t shifting the weight – I felt really stuck again – so I decided to go back to Exante (even though I pretty much said I wasn’t going to…) which I began on Wednesday 14th July (I did make an earlier order but there was a blip with delivery which I have to say Exante went the extra mile and resolved)
Now on day four I can honestly say day three was the worst so far – I felt miserable, hungry and tired to the point that in the evening I did cave in and have a small portion of new potatoes and mayo with my salmon and green salad – but I’m hoping I’ve pushed through that barrier as I feel much better so far today.
I’m having 3 shakes a day, and a 400 calorie low carb dinner – I know this is generally considered an 800 calorie diet but I’m starting on 1000 – because I don’t mind taking this journey slightly slower… but if needs be I have room to cut down to 800.
One more thing before I sign out – I’m considering beginning a youtube channel so I’ve just purchased a DJI OM4 – more updates on that soon!
Have a fabulous weekend – looks like the weather in the UK is going to be pretty awesome this weekend so have fun but don’t forget your sun protection!