Do you look back at yourself and wonder why you didn't realise how slim and attractive you were when you were young?
I took it all for granted, it never entered my head that one day I wouldn't be as I was then!
Stupid or what.
I first started to put on weight in 1988 when I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid gland.. silly me I thought once I took the tablets to make up for the lack of thyroxin hormone my body would return to how it was!
No such thing.. I stayed the horrible weight I was, although my hair did stop falling out and returned to its shiny healthy look, but my weight didn't tumble down in fact it increased, with little or no effort I put on weight.
I was not one of those people who ate chocolates, or had two breakfasts or ate mid afternoon and then again in the evening. I didn't eat between meals in fact, as it was just after my divorce a lot of my meals were baked potatoes and salad, no spare cash for anything fancy. I knew where you could buy the cheapest sacks of potatoes, as I had two of my grown up children with me. We got through a lot of potatoes!
So here I am today making a last stand to lose weight. I have gone back to the Slimming World group that advocates low fat food and plenty of fruit and veg..just as the Health minister has just advocated we should eat 7 pieces of veg and fruit a day.. I don't know if I could eat 7 but I certainly eat 4 or 5.
What about you? Have you like me yearned to be young again? I can't believe I am the age I am but the aches and pains that come with old age remind me each day when I get up!
If I lose weight I will say, or should I be more positive and say WHEN I lose weight, so watch this space and if you have any suggestions please leave a comment.. it's a shame we can't stitch while running if we could I'd be slim!! LOL
Oranges are my favourite breakfast, I could eat them all day!
If like me you are struggling to lose weight, do say we could do it together.