I'm no longer special!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I was special. It was official. Different, not like all the rest.

I ate healthily, lots of wholegrains, fruit & vegetables, not too much alcohol, occasional treats. I exercised fairly regularly, a dog walk here & there, a game of hockey, a stroll around the city.

I am in the medical field and patients would ask me for advice. I would tell them to exercise for 30 minutes a day, eat low glycaemic index foods. Eat well and healthily, cut out refined food. Just like I felt I did.

And all this time my BMI was bordering on obese. BMI 29.89.

How could I believe that what I was doing was right? I didn't like the numbers on the scale, but somehow I didn't believe them. My mirror showed me a shape I did not want to acknowledge but somehow I did not believe that I was to blame. How did I fool myself for so long? For my whole adult life I have been overweight, a US size 12, not huge, but definitely curvaceous! I really believed that I was that way and could never be any different. I could not lose weight and keep it off. I was different.

Well I am beginning to believe that I am in fact no different to any other person on SP. I make choices every day at every meal, I choose what exercise to do. I drink my water and log my food & fitness. And I'm losing weight. I weigh the least now I have since before my first child was born, 16 years ago. I'm 9 pounds away from what I weighed at the age of 18.

Thanks for welcoming in to the SP community and allowing it to work it's magic. I am in awe of all those special people out there who support each other evry day with a kind word here & there or an amazing story to read.

Thanks everyone - know what? We're ALL special!

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    Even though you are eating the GI diet, are you considering the Glycemic Load you end up having, based on the size of your portions? The GI does work, but if you eat too many carbs by eating too large of portions, then you still end up with too many calories, and too much elevation in blood sugars to really allow your body to release fat.

    4119 days ago
    We are all special!! The process isn't all that magical (eat less and move more) but the support and tools we get here sure are!

    4120 days ago
  • RENA1965
    Cheer up a little work you can do this- BMI is for the reference not very unrealiable, I have thinfat people in my family with under normal BMI whom drop dead.. WHR is a more accurate ratio..
    4120 days ago
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