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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Setting myself a major life challenge

This is note to self really but I thought if I say it out loud to the universe I may succeed. It has nothing to do with art in any shape or form....
I am off to the doctors tomorrow to have my blood pressure check - I am on several drugs to reduce it. I know when I am there he will make me stand on the scales. I have realised that since I got divorced 5 years ago my weight has steadily gone up by a stone a year!!! Now I have 5 stone to shift. I have always suffered with eating issues - from a from of anorexia to compulsive eating and I thought I had settled at 'sensible eating' but I think I have not really cared enough about myself over these last five years. Some would say it's a form of comfort eating and age.

People I know keep saying I look good and often ask if I have recently lost weight. I am not sure if they are being cheeky or genuinely think I look good. The weight seems evenly distributed so I do not 'look fat'. So I guess I have not really bothered to do anything about it. Now I know I must do something or my health will suffer more.

So my challenge is to shift this weight. How I am not sure at present but will come up with a 'Non dieting' way. Checking out what I eat better and reducing the quantity again. An increase in exercise is not really my 'thing'. I do walk around the office a lot and I row every night. Time scale - medical advise says 2 lbs a week is good. So I will try just that a little at a time. It may be a long time but here goes..

5 comments:

Doreen G said...

Way to go Anna---I have made the same decision about myself and I am going to set a healthy program also----so here's to both of us.

arlee said...

I as well, Anna----all the luck to you!

Quilt Pixie said...

its very doable if you take the long term approach. All the best!

zinkibaru said...

Good luck. It's hard when eating and not eating are ways of coping with life, to try to isolate the way to eat the "right" things... It sounds like you need to be nicer to yourself, so I hope you can do that as well.

Papoosue said...

Well good for you Anna. I too have come to the same conclusion - I have to get healthy and lose weight. I joined weightwatchers last Tuesday and this morning I found I have lost four and a half pounds! I don't normally go for these 'diet' clubs, but it is just healthy eating and this time I needed the discipline of going every week and being weighed to kick start me. When I have lost some more weight i will be more inclined to exercise more and then perhaps I will be able to 'go it alone'. Until then I will stick with WW. I think everyone should do it which ever way works best for them. I have come to realise, like you, that doing it slowly and surely is the best way.