Thursday, 27 May 2010


I had forgotten so much!

I had forgotten what to eat, how to eat, what I ate when, and how I made it. This week has been a journey of rediscovery as I dug out old favourite recipes and remembered just how much I enjoyed making them. I have eaten so many delicious meals that have left me wondering what on earth made me go back to beige food 5 months ago. It's been such fun furtling among my jars of herbs and spices, choosing which to add to that chilli or this pasta sauce. I make awesome pasta sauce! And fruit! Sweet, sweet fruit. The simple delight of a peach, the satisfaction of a banana eaten to stave of an early morning blood sugar drop when I'm working a night shift, the complexity of the wonderful pineapple - worth the effort every time!

I had forgotten what it was like not to suffer with heartburn all the time. I have a very large bottle of Gaviscon on my bedside table, and I had needed to take it every day, sometimes several times a day. But for the last 7 days I have not needed a single drop. My stomach is calm and settled.

I had forgotten what it was like not to be slightly worried every time I got dressed that this time something would be too tight to wear, this time my bra might not fasten, this time I wouldn't be able to breathe in my jeans, this time my one last fitting uniform wouldn't pull on over my arms. That slight nagging fear has grown over the last several months, even coming true in a couple of cases. This week the fear is gone. I have been able to dress myself in a relaxed manner, and in fact even had to add a belt to my jeans today, so much looser than only a week ago!

I had forgotten the feeling of elation caused by standing on the scales at weigh in and seeing those numbers drop. But I remember now, because when I stood on the scales tonight, I was 9.5lbs lighter than one week ago. Can you see my grin from there?


Anonymous said...

Well done! I just dropped by to check if you'd reappeared before deleting your blog from my list. So glad you're back and making positive steps :)

Getting started again is the hardest thing and it takes guts to come back online and admit you've slipped after so long

I'll be following you again :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy, that is SO fantastic! Well done on getting back on track and rediscovering the pleasures of losing weight and the loss of worries about clothes and gaviscon!

Sundancer said...

Yep I can see that grin ;-)

It's so *so* good to see you back on it Wendy. Not only becuase you are an inspirational writer, not only because you do so bloody well when you stick to it, but you are also so clearly passionate about the food that you eat! It makes me want to eat, but to eat *well*

Keep on at it, I'll be following you along the way :)

Digz said...

What a wonderful positive post Wendy. So pleased everything is back on track for you.

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Fantastic! I keep trying to avoid beige food, but sometimes it winks at me when I am vulnerable.

Anonymous said...

Wow thats some loss! Well done and keep up the good work :)


Jaframity said...

What a fantastic weight loss. I'm sure your beam must be lighting all the streets around you. I just read your last post too, and want to congratulate you on finding the courage to walk back through that door. This post is and inspiration to me about exactly why eating the right stuff works. Well done you!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

That is some going Kiddo!!! Absolutely fantastic! xxx

Gwilli said...

Well done Wendy, I'm too "shedding the fat" so to speak. It's a great feeling when you see those results x