I have been on a diet for thirty years. I have lost the same five pounds a dozen times. I have tried so many different things. In the early nineties I did the tuna diet. Surprisingly that didn’t work. I tried Weight Watcher where I successfully lost forty pounds. Over the years, I have slowly regained it and more. I rejoined Weight Watchers a couple more times but had lost my willpower to give up the crap I like to eat.
So I have decided not to diet but change my eating habits to eat healthier, which is kind of like Weight Watchers but on my terms. I was a vegan for about a month but I could not live without cheese. I love cheese! It doesn’t even have to be real cheese, in a can, in a jar or in a box, still love it. I tried not eating carbs. That lasted a couple days. I love bread with my cheese. I even tried the Whole30 and made it a whole 14.
I have the perfect solution to my dilemma. I will hire someone to cook healthy for me and follow me around. When they see me eating ice cream they will smack my hand causing the ice cream to fly out of my hand and hit the ground. I have many bad habits but eating off the ground is not one of them.
As for exercise, not enjoyable. I use to walk every morning with my friend but she moved away. We would walk everyday unless it was raining hard, under 20 degrees or one of us had cramps. On those days we would drive to the Donut Shop instead. I tried walking without her but I really needed someone to force me out of bed everyday. Another friend wanted me to start jogging with her but I complained that my knee was bothering me. She harassed me on a regular basis. I finally went to the doctor and ended up having knee surgery. So my excuse to this day is, I just had knee surgery (in 2013).
I tried Yoga and loved it. I wasn’t able to go the next two times but when I finally went back it wasn’t as enjoyable. There were other people there. The nerve of them. It was a beginner class and they didn’t act like beginners. When we left I complained to my friend. Being the voice of reason she said maybe it was the only class they could attend. Ok, fine.
So I am trying some different things. I need to control my acid reflux also. This week I vowed to do two things. 1. No fried foods. 2. No ice cream. Number two was added because one day last week three different people brought me ice cream and I ate ALL OF IT, a blizzard, (Dairy Queen), a blast (Sonic), and a sundae (Braum’s). Note: The week ends on Monday so I will be heading to Dairy Queen. I have no self control.
Update: I made it a whole week and I feel better! I was able to sleep lying down without having acid reflux. Today was my ice cream day. I went to Dairy Queen, twice. (I had french fries too.) Tomorrow I try for another week. Wish me luck!