Saturday, June 22, 2019

The gift that keeps on giving

This really seems to be working for me.

It takes me about 10 days to lose 1kg. So not a crash diet. Just seeing the scale drift through the numbers is very satisfying and rewarding after all the trouble I have had in the past with the numbers on the scales relentlessly going up and not understanding how to stop them.

My sleep is better now that I am having my main meal in the evening.

I have about 4 types of tea for the afternoon. Regular celyon, rooibos, earl grey and chamomile for the evening. I only put milk in the celyon tea and only 1 mug a day.

I put a pair of jeans in the bin bag this week. They were just too loose and baggy and it was not worth adjusting them as I have others I can now wear and more on stand by as my body gets smaller.

I have lost 2 inches off chest and waist and 4" off my hips since the start of this 5 mths ago.

Need to repeat that and then take of half that amount to get to where I want to be.

But it feels doable at last.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hope to make my short term goal

I have a long term goal which is to finally understand why my weight has been such a problem for me all my life and to finally get down to an acceptable size when I can buy normal size clothes in normal shops that look good on my normal body.

My short term goal is to get under 90kg by the time I go to UK next month. That means I need to lose 05kg per week for the next three weeks which I feel is quite achievable.

I have a stop and start relationship with weight loss. I can stay around the same weight for 4 days to a week and then my body decides to drop the weight. This is what it has done over the last 2 days and I have found 800gms gone on the scale.

I have a theory that my fat cells reduce in fat but gain in water for a few days. Then the body cant hold onto the extra water and the water is released resulting in a weight loss.

I know that I have been doing things right. I am fasting and consuming my bone broth and yoghurt cheese, not eating any grain or high carb veg. So theoretically the weight must go down. But its very nice when it does.

One pair of jeans which I could not get into 5 mths ago are now getting too big. So they will join the elasticated trousers in the bin bag. Got 2 more smaller jeans I am trying on to see when they are comfortable enough to wear.

Great something is finally working for me.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Metabolism Change

I did not think it was possible to change your metabolism.

After 67 yrs living in this body I was used to it demands for carbs and sugar in the afternoons and evenings and accepted that as it has always been this way it would always continue and I would always accept that I would struggle with my appetite.

I was used to counting calories and cutting fat and being in a permanent state of low blood sugar, high insulin and being hungry every afternoon and evening.

Now I am consuming fat in my diet and cutting way down on my carbs, on a keto diet I find the hunger has gone.

I might feel like having some cheese maybe in the afternoon. But I eat without guilt and enjoy what I am eating.

I have high fat fromage frais made from yoghurt for breakfast. My bone broth with either marmite or bovril and oil or butter for lunch.

Evening is meat and vegetables.

I am getting into jeans I have not worn in years.

I have an expectation now that as long as I do not go back to my high carb diet I will continue to lose the weight and then be able to maintain a new slim figure. Something I have never been able to claim before.