Today we are asked
How motivated am I to change something important in my life?
Food and diet are always a sticking point, and with our recent reflux issues, even more so as our appetites and tastes are so different.
For around six months I concentrated on getting Hubby’s diet sorted. He was losing weight as it seemed whatever he ate, unless cooked or prepared by me, would have disastrous effects on his digestive system.
However, as things progressed, some of the food I prepared also began to react, so thus began a process of elimination, and we seem to be on top of it now.
Whilst concentrating on him, trying to get my weight issues under control was a losing battle as cooking separate meals or eating at different times proved difficult and frustrating.
When I realised that the first of October was a Monday, that was a good day to start a new diet and being a new month, even better.
For the preceding weeks, I got my head round the matter at hand, began to plan, cut back, re-read earlier posts where I was having so much success before my radiotherapy, and Hubby and I agreed that he would get his intermediate snacks but I would still cater for our main meal.
It is not good for either my diabetes or my arthritis to carry extra weight, and although I am nowhere near as heavy as I was two and a half years ago, I set myself a target of losing between 15 and 20 pounds.
At the end of four weeks, even allowing for a little glitch, I have lost my first half stone (7 pounds). That has given me the incentive and motivation to continue, and who knows, the target I set myself two years ago may actually be achieved this time round.
Great. Love the last bit. I often feel like that. Pushing the car uphill.
Yeah, it’s familiar to me too. 🙂