Monday, April 13, 2015


Well I got up this morning after a good night's sleep, 12 cups of water yesterday to flush out sodium, and got on the scale to find my weight is UP again. I am back to where I started. Again. Crushed.

I'm not saying I don't know why, exactly. But the thing is, apparently to lose weight and keep it off I have to be 100% perfect ALL THE TIME. And of course I am not. I am nowhere near perfect. So I lose a couple of kilograms or maybe only half a kilo and then I eat a bread roll and a couple of chocolate biscuits and the fat comes straight back. Five years, bouncing back to the same weight over and over.

Do I just give up now? Try to be happy at this weight? Do I go on some crazy punishing diet? Because what I am doing isn't working.

Could anything be more of a first world problem? Oh dear, I have so much tempting food available that I overeat. Gotta laugh, really. Or cry.


  1. I know it's lame Natalie but if you didn't do anything for the past 5 years, your weight problem could be a lot more serious.

    Have you met with a nutritionist?

    Maybe you need a break and see what is really important for you. Happiness come in every size.

    I understand you are disappointed, but it's not to be 100 % perfect that is needed, it's to change our life style.

    You might be at a cross-road, if you don't do nothing now, you might never have the opportunity of coming back. But if you are determine to continue, those past 5 years were a lesson about what was not working for you.

    There is a solution for you, it start by you not giving up.

    "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."
    Lyndon B. Johnson

  2. Thanks Richard. Actually I have seen a nutritionist but she was very much into the official food pyramid with far more bread and cereal etc than I am comfortable with. And also "low fat" labelled products that I don't consider real food. I've got a university Nutrition course textbook that I should finish reading to balance all the other contradictory stuff I've heard.