Diets are ‘for the birds’ (on a cold February day when snow is on the ground and little nibbles are no where in sight!) . . . this is my story and I’m sticking to it! eg. I hate ‘diets’! Or, more to the point I hate the diet I’ve been on.
Diets can be the pits. Most especially when they only get you more trips to the toilet due to increased fiber intake. I am disappointed and dismayed over this ridiculous diet I’ve been on which is too difficult on my body & too difficult to maintain. The diet is well-rounded: As in mostly veggies, fruits, some meats, less bread. It was suppose to ease me into a size I haven’t seen in thirty years! Dash it!
When I decided it would not be easy to drop some tonnage I read many books and articles. I wanted to educate myself about diet, excercise and life styles of the trim & fit. What I found was a mirage of information when strung together gave conflicting and unclear information. Basically, I decided if I was to drop the weight, I was on my own. So much for the diet information industry. They suck too!
Years ago, after the breakup of my marriage to Teddy I went to a diet clinic to drop some weight. I remembered the diet they put me on. So I tried it again. May I just say that my body went into a revolution against this. I became too weak and ill (as in an ill attitude, not an illness) before the end of the first week. After two weeks I shelved the diet (my Plan A) and searched to find a Plan B.
I began to record my daily intake; daily weight (charted back two-three days to show what foods had caused the problem) and learned what my body was willing to do to drop the weight. It seemed sensible enough. What I learned was that a healthy diet rich in vegetables, but well-rounded to include fruits, meats, grains worked best for me. So, I came up with Plan B. Remember, Plan A was a sure-fire way to drop the weight but left me a little weak after a few days. Plan B was better but was tricky because it included larger portion sizes and more meat(s). Both are ‘good for you’ eating. Healthy. Balanced.
This morning when I stepped on that scale again and saw no change I nearly shouted! So much for Plan B.
I think I need a magnum of good wine and a long straw and a beach umbrella! Sun and surf. Dry towels. Sunglasses. Big sunglasses. Bigger towels!
On the other hand I could admit defeat (on Plan B), suck it up and try another two weeks of Plan A which was quite successful at dropping the weight. I did not like Plan A all that much. But, I have to ask myself: “Self! What do you want? A two-piece without a coverup or a one-piece with a coverup tent!” All you gals out there know what I’m talking about. Yes, I’ll admit I want the cute two-piece and I want not to worry about grabbing a towel when I change pool side chairs. And, yes, I want NOT to be a walrus looking lump on the floor at yoga class. So, suck it up it is . . . let the challenge(s) begin!