The diet.

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So it is actually time to really properly lose this weight that I have.  It just cannot go on anymore. We don’t eat a whole heap of junk…but the tea…I love it.  With milk and sugar and I just cannot do that without piling on the weight.

Hubby also decided that he needs to lose weight.  This is the first time that we both made the decision at the same time. And it has been working for three weeks.  I know it is early days yet, but it is so much easier to do this when you are both doing it at the same time.
I have managed 6ks and hubby 10kgs so far. I know it probably is not fat this early, but it is encouraging to see.
So we are doing the low carb thing.  I am not a fan of cutting out food groups, but I have to admit, it’s just lower, not out and it does seem to work.
Yesterday I ended up at the doctor.  I had been feeling bad for a few days, put it down to the diet and left it.  Yesterday it felt like a uti and I just upped and went to the doctor.  Turns out it is not the diet.  I was ready to give this diet up yesterday.  I do actually have a uti and I have been having fever etc and it is not just the diet. So we did some blood tests to rule out other things and to check if there are adverse effects from the diet.  The good thing, the doctor said that the diet is actually working and I should stick with it. The bad thing, this is the third time the lipids test shows high bad cholesterol.  It was already established that I have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol but I have been avoiding statins. Since I am already on a diet, she said she would let it go for three months.  I do need to stick with this thing and test again in three months.
I am just not sure statins work.  I just don’t want to take them and I need to work extra hard at this diet thing.
I will call it a diet and not a lifestyle change, because I am not there yet. This diet was just an experiment for me, but it has proved to be something I actually do need to do for myself.
So let me see where it will go.  I am not convinced that I will be able to do this long term.  I do miss milk and I do sometimes just want a curry and rice…but I have committed to three months for now.
Today I feel well enough to add exercise and I just have to do it. I have seen my dad having heart attacks at my age and a triple heart bypass at 40.  I do not want to go down that road…it was such a tough time for my mother and I cannot put my family through that same thing.  My dad did not know, I do know.
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10 responses »

  1. 6kgs and 10kgs – wow, that’s phenomenal!!!! Well done and good luck sticking to it 🙂 I think that after 3months, it will surely become a lifestyle change?!

    • I hope so, but it is still early yet, and as a good Indian women, I feel like I cannot just give up rotis forever. Lol.
      To be fair, the diet does cater to reintroducing limited amounts of carbohydrates slowly and watching to see if your body is happy with it. So the severe restriction right now is not forever. Hopefully I will make my peace with it.

      • I didn’t know you were a good Indian woman 🙂 Learned something new today! Hahahaha. Hang in there, I would love to hear about the final results and hopefully it helps on the help front too.

  2. Wow, you guys have done so well in 3 weeks. I think one only knows how much junk you eat and how it makes you feels once you start eating a bit more healthy.
    We need to follow in your footsteps

    • Yes, I agree, paying full attention to what you eat is important, whether you do this for weight loss or not. We all need to be more aware of food labels and the highly processed food we tend to eat because it is easier.
      Even HB is eating a lot more green stuff, because that is what we have in the house.

  3. Good luck MC! You can do it… I was on the brink of insulin resistance and going low carb has reversed it completely. So I’m sure you will be able to lower your cholestrol too, especially if you prefer the healthier fats liking cooking in coconut oil etc.

    (No longer on low carb though – Since then I do IIFYM or Flexible nutrition with moderate carbs (but more healthy carbs with high fiber contents) so I track every gram of carb/protein/fat I put in my mouth.)

  4. well done! I’d recommend caulk rice instead of rice with your curry – that’s what we do…(grated cauliflower, stir fry with a little olive oil in a son for like 3-5min, works like a charm)

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