Saturday Confessions – Sinful or Sincere?

Good reason not to diet!

Good reason not to diet!

It has been a really bad dieting week.

I feel like crap – physically and emotionally. My knee hurts, my tummy hurts and I refuse to talk to the scale!

“Listen to your body.” We’ve all heard that. Well, what the hell is it telling you me?

Is it telling me, “You’re an old, compulsive, emotional eater who just had her third joint replacement in 18 months.”?


Is it telling me, “If you’re in pain, take the pain away.”?

I’ve been doing that in many ways: painkillers, chips, ice cream, sleep, watching TV, not doing physio exercises (they hurt, a lot).

So, am just piling on excuses. My nephew, the fitness guru, Michael, also known as Captain Carey, would tell me to tough it out. No pain, no gain! Well, I think I did gain – weight.

I haven’t journalled any food, emotions or activities in 2 1/2 weeks. I guess know that will make a difference. My daughter, Leanne, saw a nutritionist recently who told her she’s normal, not obese; then helped her set up a completely balanced eating plan which will fill a 1200 calories daily allowance with so much food , she will never be hungry. The only things she has to do is follow her own plan and write down calories. Sigh. It’s working for her. I knew it would. It works for me – when I do it. But it’s work and I don’t feel like working right now.

Okay, okay, I know I need to do this and stop feeling sorry for myself. I CAN do this. Pull out the journal and all the physio pages and just do it. Physio exercises are “activities”. Eating fruit, veggies and protein will make me feel better. The revolving self-abuse wheel is the junk food and sitting around. I’m actually allowed to sit around but only 45 minutes of each hour. That means I have to be active 15 minutes of each hour.

That all doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Okay I’m off to have my cottage cheese breakfast with peppers and herbs! Mmmm – it’s actually pretty good and very filling. Then I can do my “clam shells” and “backwards stair lunges”. Thanks for listening. ;D  Diane

Clam Shell Video

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on July 25, 2015.

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