Tuesday 10 March 2009

I'm Slightly Alarmed!!!

Oh my giddy freaking aunt!!!!!!!

I just weighed myself - and I'm going to reveal to you - just what the scale said - brace yourselves!!!!!!!

189 pounds

that's right - 189!!!!

Granted, I'm just coming off of the monthlies, so am probably retaining water (too much information, but you women understand and need to know these things), and am pretty muscular from the hill walking, but I am DEFINITELY feeling slightly more flabby. Ok, a lot more flabby, and also - my trousers are tighter, and my underwear too. What to do? What to do?

Ok, determination time. I am making a determination.

To determine to do something means - to decide. I have determined to...

Eat chocolate - only once a week - on a Friday - set day so that I don't forget whether or not I have had it that week. Also, only a small amount - and dark.

Do Yoga - every single day. That's right - every day. It doesn't have to be the hour long session, but the hour long should be done 3 times a week.

I will find a meal replacement, and replace my evening meal with it. A good quality one with lots of protein, and fibre, and good nutrients. I know meal replacements are not the natural way of doing things, but they can be helpful - especially when the situation is this dire.

No more of the fancy cheeses that I've been eating. Just because cheese is cheap in this country, it doesn't mean I have to eat it every single day. Ok, limiting my cheese intake to like - 3 slices a day.

Sugar - it's the devil. I've been noticing that I've been getting headaches - every time I eat sugar. I'm concerned that I'm sliding along on the border of Diabetes. It's quite possible for someone with my condition. They're connected. I need to lessen my refined sugar intake. Only Honey from here on in, and even then, not that much. Honey is good, and I SWEAR, it is the only thing preventing this cold from really taking a hold over me. No more devil sugar. Though, EVERY SINGLE THING in this country has added sugar in it, and the sweeteners without sugar in them are carcinogenic. They use some which are banned in Canada. Sigh, you really can't win. So, candy (even the ginger - sigh) is out. I'm going to the sink this very minute, and pouring out my remaining Ginger Beer. Gaaaaaaahhh!!!!

Right, that's done - egats that was hard, but I feel better. Yes, sugar is a definite culprit for this weight gain. Oh my?!?! What will I do when Brian gives me candy to eat through church next time? I shall have to hide it, and not eat it, and hand it over to a friend after. Steve, you will now be eating all of my Brian candy. Don't tell Brian.

Still hill walking to and from work - so will have to eat something substantial - like almonds, and something with fibre in it before I begin my trek home. Then when I get home, I shall eat my meal replacement. Hopefully I can find a good one.

That's the initial plan for determinations - that's a lot to begin with, so - we'll start there. Best to start with a few things.

Hold me to it. Check up on me. PLEASE.


Thursday 5 March 2009

Ginger Deficiency?

I'm not going to begin every single posting with - "Sorry I haven't posted in a while", though, it seems like I feel like I have to say it every time. So, I'm not going to apologize - I live, I get busy, life takes over. I shall post whenever I can, and whenever it strikes my fancy.

I've noticed lately that I have been eating an awful lot of ginger-based foods. I think perhaps my body has a deficiency in ginger. At least, that's what it seems like. I just really like it. I've been ingesting...

Old Jamaica Ginger Beer...

Nairn's Stem Ginger Oat Biscuits...

Duerr's Ginger Chunky Preserve...

Lipton's Warming Lemon and Ginger Tea...

and last but definitely not least,
Crystallized Ginger...

What the heck do you think is going on with me? Do I really like Ginger that much? or is there some crazy psychological, or maybe chemical reason why I am drawn to all foods with ginger in it? It is a very strong taste, that is certain. It's refreshing, and reviving, and it clears out all taste of anything else you ate previously. I have no idea, but I don't see it ending any time soon. I am addicted to the Ginger Preserve on my toast every morning if nothing else. It is soooo good. So so good. I am missing "The Ginger People"'s Candied Baby Ginger. The Candied Ginger at the Tesco is not quite as good. I found "The Ginger People"'s Peanut Ginger Candies, and while they were good, they were not quite Gingery enough. I thoroughly enjoyed the Peanut addition though.

Comments? Thoughts?

On a side note, I haven't been eating any pickled Asparagus. I don't think they believe in pickling Asparagus in this country. Pity.