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.