Q.O.T.D. 30th October

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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Q.O.T.D. 30th October

  1. Sadje says:

    Great. Love the last bit. I often feel like that. Pushing the car uphill.

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