Thursday, March 29, 2012
I haven't blogged for over a month because there is very little to say. I try and limit my blogs to stuff related to my Sparking and so with "no apparent change" there is little to say. I suppose I am doing the plateau thing, still being conscious of what I have been eating but perhaps having better portions. I have been toning up, not necessarily losing lots of inches but looking better in my clothes.
My head is ok with this. It's no good me saying I will stop sparking because it isn't working as the truth is subjective. If I want to keep winning the battle against diabetes/hypertension/CHD then I must continue to eat as well as I am doing and exercise daily. I visited an old neighbour on Tuesday. She had received some of my old clothes last year when I lost weight. She is bigger now than then and can no longer walk into her kitchen without her walker. It was a wake up call! We cannot stop the journey even if we need a detour.
There is a tv programme here in the UK called "Supersize v superskinny". The fat person gets a chance to go to America and see someone who has developed serious health issues. They are often in the middle of sharing a huge meal when the doctor arrives. He goes through the American's medication with them, effectively scaring the Brit. They then go back to the uk, check into a house and pair up with someone really underweight. Over 48 hours they swap food, the portions they would normally eat. The skinny person is overwhelmed by the quantities. We used to be like that, proud of just how much we could eat. I think there are days when we still could but I know I cannot manage the huge curries we used to have every sunday (with a whole bottle of wine to myself). So maybe there has been some change!
I have still got my lifetime membership of the "clean plate brigade". Millions of us who didn't leave the table until it was "all gone". I can remember my mother encouraging me to finish my breakfast with "put it in a sandwich", which meant scraping the last bits onto a slice of bread, folding it into a sandwich then eating all of that. No wonder I was the fattest in the school! I still love some of those childish foods, I was a "good girl" when I cleared my plate.
Our closest friends (better than family) commented we had made "lifestyle changes" last time they visited. We don't drink anything like we used to, in fact I'd rather not bother anymore. It does mean I can be the driver so everyone else can indulge. It seems he is having some health concerns due to his weight so has given up drink for lent, she says she couldn't but let's give her time.
so although that scale is being consistent there HAS been some changes but just not the instant variety. Patience will bring it's reward eventually