THE SECOND HALF OF 2013 BEGINS
|NOT BAD BUT LOOKS AS THOUGH I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT|
New Low Weight ......but not where I had hoped to be so will be working on this for a while to come.
I weighed in at 81 kg or 178.2 pounds. Theoretically I should weigh around 58 kg or 128 pounds. I doubt if that's realistic so I'm aiming to reach 65 kg which is 143 pounds. Time will tell.
I have lost 6.5 or 14 pounds this year. In total since I went wheat free at New Year 2012 I have lost 33 kg which is 72.5 pounds. I don't consider that earth shattering loss over a period of 18 months until I remember I am now 75 years old and very few people my age lose weight to improve their health. All too often weight loss in my age group is a sign of ill-health.
What does excite me is that it's been easy to keep off. There has been no yo-yo dieting although for the last 12 months my body has been somewhat resistant to losing weight. This is the reason I chose to work on being in nutritional ketosis. It's not been an easy option because we have been away from home so much. I reckon there have been at least 4 casual nights, plus the week in Christchurch before going to Hawaii for 4 weeks and again another two weeks in Christchurch. It's not over yet. The challenges of being away will continue through the year with maybe a few more hospital visits for us both and four weeks in Christchurch in the spring, followed by a another possible visit in December.
Are there any benefits in losing weight at 75? I do wonder sometimes. But... there are benefits that are hard to describe. One is the satisfaction of finally discovering what works for me and doing it. There is no doubt in my mind that I feel better when eating very few carbohydrates. When I get too casual about my choices I begin to feel depressed and don't want to bother real quick. When I'm in ketosis I'm nicer to be around, better at decision making and carrying through and more likely to get stuff done. I look better. It's interesting that I'm knitting. I think I gave up knitting because my fingers hurt. Certainly that's one reason for my lovely butterfly quilt remaining folded and unfinished in it's bag for so long.
SO WHY AM YELLING IT'S NOT FAIR?
This morning I weighed in at a smidgeon under 81 kg, as I did yesterday. John hopped on the scales after me and weighs 77 kg. That makes me spit. He just eats whatever he is given or feels like including Cadbury chocolate bars. The only thing he is strong about is avoiding wheat. He has oatmeal porridge with sugar or sometimes fake maple syrup nearly every morning for breakfast and eats rice crackers for lunch and as snacks. In the 15 months or so he has been wheat free he has lost something like 12 kg doing nothing very special. When we married he weighed less than 70 kg and I was around 60 kg. I know this isn't a competition between us But I'd really love to restore that balance. I should feed him up on wheat in secret. Nah! That's not going to happen. *smiles*
It's a gorgeous winter day. I love these mid winter blue skies. They have a special quality of simple purity. We did a little more gardening and caught up with laundry.