I forgot…………………

Hands up all dieters who have skipped the occasional meal having either over indulged the day before and trying to improve the odds of weight loss?
I’ve done it, did it for years actually, and did it yesterday.
It wasn’t intentional though.

Being Tuesday, it was darts night, but we had a bye, so no match (and no food). It was suggested last week that we turn up for a knock about and practice, though last year, I was the only one who did!
As Hubby has recently been enjoying playing pool with our neighbour across the way, we decided to go up early, have a couple of games of darts and then he could play pool as I practiced with the team. We walked up through the park so that Maggie could have a walk and do her business. She gets on with our neighbour’s dog Max, so the two of them settled down together and we had no problems as long as she could see us.

Five other team members turned up so we had three guys and three girls but bullying up  for partners coupled one mixed pair, one pair of guys and a pair of girls. Our captain was on the guys team, and on top form. In fact, the best I’d ever seen him play, though I think it helped that he’d had a few!
Hubby was content playing pool, Maggie was curled up on the floor between the pool table and dartboard so able to see either of us at any time and Max was flaked out by the door.
We both had an enjoyable evening, Hubby winning a game and later the pairs were split to all mixed and I managed to get one winning double. Our captain didn’t lose a single game, and they were still playing when we left at 10pm.

When we got home, I suddenly realised that we hadn’t had a meal before going out. In fact, we’d had our main meal at 1pm and apart from a piece of fruit, I’d had nothing thereafter.
Hmm. Memories of skipping meals. It never actually worked for weight loss for me anyway as I always seemed to be more hungry and compensated accordingly.
Funny that today I woke up late, didn’t fancy anything other than fruit for breakfast, and have just had one of my nicest curries for lunch.
And I don’t feel hungry. Hopefully I haven’t mucked anything up!Photo: chicken curry 6th July

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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11 Responses to I forgot…………………

  1. Sometimes I get so involved with my writing that I forget to eat.

  2. I’d doubt you’ve ‘mucked” anything up. I suspect, through your attention to your diet, and your stringent following of the rules (most of the time) that your body is finding what is termed your ‘metabolic set point’.

    When I was young, I studied diets and learned loads about what was a good diet and what was a not so good one (fad diets like only egg & grapefruit or fast one day, gorge the next) and so on. A friend of mine at the time, whose whole family was obese or overweight, decided she wouldn’t follow the trend, and she became a vegetarian and took up running (marathons and so forth) and remained slim to even a bit too slim (I like meat myself, so vegetarian is off my menu). Anyway, she lent me a book about the body’s metabolic set point and basically what that means is that if you leave it alone, your body will find it’s own comfortable weight for your bone structure and height and other factors. You will see ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of course, but over time (and it takes years) the body will eventually center into the proper weight for the individual. As young people (young adults) this is much easier than if one begins to try it as an adult or older adult obviously. You’ve had success in losing with a few gains, but they aren’t massive gains (am I right?) I think your body is finding it’s set point.

    Stress adds weight by the way, especially in those of us who have struggled with our weight. Since hubby passed away and most of my stress disappeared, I’ve lost weight steadily, and am now about as thin as I’ve been since I was 20. I have peaks when I gain, but I attribute them to the insulin I take and medications and stress. Every time I get stressed out, my weight jumps. So be kind to yourself and remember the great success you’ve accomplished when you feel you’ve fallen off the diet wagon. Obviously you’re climbing right back on!! Congratulations!! 😀

    • All of this is so true Melanie, and what my lovely GP was getting at all those years ago. I had mucked up my system good and proper with ‘bad’ trend diets and eventually even eating nothing but salads sent my body into starvation mode, so i retained everything! (Always said it never gave anything up without a fight!) I’m the same weight as when we moved in Sept 2017, which I had maintained for a couple of months (I checked my old book), so I think this is where I am meant to be, or at least for now. The key is not feeling hungry, so I’m doing something right! Thanks as always for your contribution.

  3. I go through fluctuations like that too. I’ve maintained my weight over the years but I’m not inclined to gain. I weigh the same as I did when I graduated from high school all those years ago. I’d like to take credit but those genes run in my family.

  4. Sadje says:

    So many skipped meals but not even close to the target. Fasting is a better way to do it but does needs a lot of discipline.

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I’m raising both hands here!

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