OK, I have now officially been on my new regime for a week. I have walked, cycled and strode up and down stairs. I have forsaken all those junk foods I love - and replaced them with fruit.
At this point most health nuts say 'oh, but it's great, I feel so much better for it!'........
To be honest, I am absolutely creamcrackered. Totally whipped - so much so that my bed is looking appealing at 9.10 in the evening. This is the life of a masochist - and I am attempting to embrace it!
Let's be honest - I like junk food! I like chocolate muffins, cookies and crisps. I like mint choc chip ice cream and custard (not together mind, but that isn't actually a bad idea!). I like fruit - but not every day.
Of course I could eat rice cakes (bleurgh!), or yoghurt (double bleurgh!), or those little drinky things (why do people drink those??). But why spend all that money on fancy diet foods when I can have a delicious sweet juicy orange :-)
To make matters worse, HWMBO has departed on a late summer jaunt with his mate, and this is usually when I treat myself to sweet things we don't normally have in the house. But I resolutely picked up monkey nuts and nectarines and about a ton of salad stuff from the supermarket shelves, with low cal dressing and low cal coleslaw.
According to My Pumpkin, who has awarded me a Gold Star for my efforts in week one, week one is the hardest. I smiled sweetly and agreed - all the while eyeing up the cookies in the kitchenette.
But I have not wavered, and I have not wilted. I have let no delicious chocolatey junk food pass my lips, and I have stubbornly exercised daily. Bring on Week Two!
As an end note - craziequeen passes on her love to Aginoth, who was admitted to hospital today for treatment (you can see all the news on Mrs A's Blog - linked). And craziequeen also confesses that, no matter how crap she feels, it probably isn't a patch on what Aginoth is going through.