Stats, Diets and Well Being

It has been a roller coaster week for us what with changing the car, field trips, and chasing our tails for want of a better expression.
The blog has suffered as we’ve been busy and my inspiration has waned, which is reflected in my stats which have reduced considerably.

Add to that I’ve been feeling down these past few weeks, and the diet has been on velcro. Food has become tiresome and dull, and the weight has been bouncing up and down from day to day. They say not to weigh yourself daily, but if I didn’t, things would really get away from me.
I managed to maintain this week, but it was touch and go. I’ve been eating all the wrong things in all the wrong quantities, and trying desperately to come up with ideas for Hubby as he is more bored than I am because he has so many more restrictions.
Trying to balance two very difference diets has taken a toll on me, and I have asked my SW group leader to book me out for two weeks to give myself some breathing space.
I don’t intend to binge on all things nice and yummy, but I do need to get my own dietary house in order else I will undo all the good I’ve done over the past few years.

When I was made redundant in 2001, I tipped the scales at a hefty 18½ stone (259 pounds). I tried to lose weight, and managed about a stone until we moved away in 2007, then it hovered around the 16½st mark.  In 2010 when I visited Bro in NZ, I was 103 kgs (229 lbs), but in 2016 I joined SW and really got to grips with it.
I reached target in August 2019, and apart from a couple of hiccoughs, have remained within the three pound parameter either side, but I’ve been struggling.
On the boat in 2016, two stones lighter than when I started SW that June.

I have always been sensitive about my weight, thanks to a teacher at grammar school who ridiculed me in front of my classmates, then later little jibey comments from family and in-laws that stayed with me, so I would always get the put down punchline in first.  I even started writing a book, but it made me so depressed I shelved it. I have a different attitude now, so maybe I’ll have another go.

I saw a reflection of myself in a shop window today. I will never be thin, nor do I want to be, but at least I didn’t cringe at the image. I have my work cut out for me though to get my head back into ‘sensible’ mode, and that is exactly what I intend to do during my ‘time off’.
Remember this?
Here we go again.

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! 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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18 Responses to Stats, Diets and Well Being

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Di, I am so sorry you’ve been down. I am not surprised though, with all that you have had going on. I know how hard it is with two different diets going on as we are the same, i hope your time outcwill help a little bit. And I also know that feeling when your own lack of zest shows up in your stats. They’ll come back up though, hopefully. Sorry I dont come along much, but you know why. I jyst caught this post though, and felt for you and wanted to respind. You’ll make it cos you are strong minded. Take care xx

  2. Hang in there Di and I trad that fat cells never disappear and that if you were to lose some weight, your body will sense that and create new fat cells because it thinks you might need them. It can really be a losing battle, but this is the way people have evolved and your body doesn’t know any better, because a long time ago this was a way of protecting people from starvation. I am not an expert, but this makes sense to me.

    • Thanks Jim. Years ago I was eating next to nothing and the weight was still going on because the body was in starvation mode and stored everything. This is not uncommon, and luckily I had a GP who understood that. Our bodies have their own ‘natural weight’ and I am at mine, but it can so easily go the other way. No way do I want to be anywhere near as heavy as I was with all the health issues and discomfort that went with it.

  3. quiall says:

    You are beautiful inside and out.

  4. It’s hard. You’ve done a fabulous job getting to where you are. Let’s hope this is just a hiccup!

  5. Sadje says:

    I think when our routine is upset, our health suffers too. I find that it’s easy to stress eat when things are out of wack.

  6. murisopsis says:

    I’m rooting for you! I’ve put away (frozen) most of the Easter goodies to remove the temptation! The struggle is real and sadly I’m in it with you!

    • I have no goodies left now other than what I might buy if I, or Hubby fancies it. ‘Treats’ I do have in the cupboard are syn calculated so used sparingly, but it is proving difficult at the moment.

  7. Losing weight must have been tough

    • Hi Jesse. It’s always been a battle for me, but after 45 years, things finally turned around in 2016 and since 2019 I’ve managed to maintain my weight at a sensible level. It’s still hard work, but I understand myself (and food!!) better now.

  8. Excellent job! I’m rooting for you.

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