Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dieting Blues...

Some of you may remember that a number of years ago I very successfully and pretty easily lost about 15 kilo, yes a good 30 pounds, and they stayed off until recently, when they began creeping back. I've been fighting them best I can, but I must admit that I'm getting really tired of it. I'm getting tired of my food restrictions and frustrated that none of my "tricks" are working.

Just when it seems like I'm making progress, the scale suddenly tells me differently.

And it has gotten harder for some reason ever since I returned to teaching. So I've started telling people that teaching makes me gain weight. I know it sounds stupid, but as a teacher I feel less in charge of my eating schedule. The truth is that the weight began creeping back a year ago or more, but a kilo (a kilo equals 2.2 pounds) or two don't show all that much. Three or four show a lot more, and when you get closer to 5....

Eating out an average of once a week doesn't help, even when ordering the most dietetic meal possible. Restaurants sneak, sugars, oils and salts into all sorts of unsuspecting dishes. When I lost those 15 kilo, I didn't eat out much if at all, because we didn't have money to treat ourselves to restaurant meals. And then the following year I was caring for my elderly father, and I almost never got out, besides the money problem.

I'm going to have to re-motivate, increase exercise and find a way to enjoy the food restrictions again. Gd willing...

2 comments:

Netivotgirl said...

It's AGE not teaching. Our metabolism is slowing down with age hence it is SO much harder to lose weight. I'm battling several kilos as well. May we both succeed! Your post makes everyone fighting the same battle feel they are not alone! Many thanks!

Batya Medad said...

Thanks for the encouragement. Good luck dear friend.