One kilo gone!

18 Nov

I always have to remind myself not to get too excited at the dramatic weight loss that occurs when you first start the full program of Lite n Easy. Too be honest I’m finding it a little difficult to adjust to the hunger and massive mint chocolate cravings, so much so that when I confirmed I was down to 59 kilos I was like…hell yeah! But the weight loss will slow and remain steady until I reach my goal. I think the amount of exercise I’m doing isn’t helping because it makes me very hungry. So, drinking heaps of water seems to be helping.

I think I’ll go to my grave struggling with body image because I’m at a weight that many Australian women would consider a goal. I should be happy with how I am. I keep thinking about my most beautiful friend who is so tiny and complains about her weight. I love her but I will slap her upside the head if she once more pinches her skin and claims muffin top. If I showed her mine she’d run screaming out of the office (past weight meets three pregnancies).

I was speaking with another friend about body image and we were wondering why we can’t just love ourselves the way we are. We compliment each other but can’t compliment ourselves. The voice in our heads is a total judgmental bitch. What the? If I heard someone talking to a friend or family member the way I sometimes speak to myself I’d be screaming in their face, running them off, demanding they never insult someone so badly again.

I work most Sundays and it’s days like today that Lite n Easy makes life so much easier. I am working what is affectionately called a ‘double shift’ which means I start at 5am and finish at 7pm. I grabbed my Day 5 bags, a dinner (Tortilla Stack thank you very much) and headed out the door, in the darkness, wishing I was still in bed. It isn’t even 6am and I have eaten part of my breakfast – the berry wheat bites and I expected them to disintegrate in the milk ala Weetbix but they held their shape, which I loved. Yum, yum, yum. I nice sugary hit to start the day and I am becoming a big fan of dried fruit in any Lite n Easy meal or snack because its chewy and yummy.

My lunch is the chicken burger, popcorn for a snack…I am set for the day. The popcorn is just what I want to snack on at work and I can make it last, and last and last plus it will make me thirsty.

When I work I don’t get to exercise properly so I run up and down the stairs. I have designed a circuit where I run up and down the stairs 10 times, then do pushups, situps and triceps. I do this several times across the course of the day. At my age (37 in January) it’s all about muscle tone.

I keep reminding myself that this is how I am meant to eat. If you want to be smaller you have to adjust to less food. Then, once you get to your goal you can eat a little more, keep up your exercise and all will be well. I honestly couldn’t stand it if I had to count calories and figure out how to make chicken breast taste good at the moment. If I focus too much on food it’s even harder. The trick is to eat and then go off and live your life. Try to stop thinking about food. At my fattest I’d would still be eating lunch when I’d be planning my snack. LIFE ISN’T MEANT TO REVOLVE AROUND FOOD. Food is fuel and it helps if it tastes great. Once you’ve eaten, get off your butt, take the kids to the park, go for a walk, lie down in the sun and read a book (while the kids jump on the trampoline and play with water). Do a project around your house (I am cleaning out cupboards at the moment). Watch a movie, paint your nails, start sorting out Christmas decorations. And relax, breath…you are in control and Lite n Easy is holding your hand saying, there there, don’t you worry your pretty little head, we’ve taken care of everything for you…

So that’s it for today. May the force be with you…

La Dolce Vita,

Jo Abi


3 Responses to “One kilo gone!”

  1. Mary November 18, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    It’s true you have to adjust to less food to lose weight. Ideally, though, you should do this while you diet, not wait until you reach your goal. All the best, Jo Abi.


  2. Mary November 18, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    Oops, forgot to congratulate you on your one kilo gone. Hip, hip, hooray!


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