Thursday, 28 July 2011

We're not calling it a diet...

It seems I have been slightly remiss in the posting stakes lately, I think it’s because I knew this post was going to be hard to write.

As I build up the courage to return to the gym... (and it’s taking a while) I’ve been trying to eat healthily.

But we’re not calling it a diet.

The thing is, we can’t really. I’ve been on A Diet before. I lost a lot of weight, but I wasn’t very good at it. To cut a very long and boring story short, I’m not allowed to go on a diet anymore.

I’ve been trying to concentrate on cutting the excess. I’m not really concentrating too hard on the meals, but rather the bits in between. The hard thing in all this is that I’m probably the world’s worst emotional eater, so the last couple of days have been quite hard for me in that my feelings haven’t really had anywhere to go. It’s been a tough couple of days, but I’m recognising that that is what’s going on and accepting it for what it is. Something that I need to go through to break the cycle.

This is probably why the fitness thing appeals to me. It’s an outlet for my energies and when I’m exercising, I’m too lazy to undo the work that I’ve done with food so tend to stay on the right path.

I have no idea what kind of goal to set. I know I want more energy and to be healthier, but have no idea of what I may be capable of. So I’m going to hold off on the goal for now, but I will start the exercise regime soon. Honest. If I don’t, please poke me. Thanks.


  1. Helen, we are more alike than even I guessed from the emotional eating to the not being allowed to diet anymore. We'll figure it out as we go along!

    It isn't all about weight anyway, fitness and health are more important. I have confused more than 1 gym instructor by being 'pretty fit for a fat bird'. We have a year and we will do it :) xx

  2. I know it's not about weight, but I think that if I'm ever going to do this I have to respect myself and my body. I'm never going to get healthy if I medicate myself with dairy milk every time I'm sad.

    Of course we're going to do it. I have every faith in us. Go team!

  3. Great post Helen.I'm struggling for my goal too (and struggling to start any meaningful exercise!) but feeling great to have you lot alongside.