I do apologize for lack of blog updates. I get a bit preoccupied with soul searching this time of year, making forward plans in my mind and with Christmas preparations and visiting friends and family, there has been little time for my blog.
I weighed in this morning after Christmas and my weight is back up to 18 st 12 lbs which is 264 lbs or 119 kg which is hardly surprising as we’ve had a jolly good Christmas and I’ve actually even been out to parties/dinners etc!! I’ve eaten choccies, mince pies and made a huge Christmas cake (and have only eaten one slice yet).
Christmas Day saw traditional simple food. I ate veggies and stuffing and a veg gravy while I cooked a small, fresh, free range turkey for the girls which I served with free range pork wrapped in bacon and sliced ham. None of us could eat the Christmas pudding…
I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas too..
And striding forth into the New Year I am psyching myself up to address the final 100 lbs I need to lose. I may get to 190 lbs and think- that’s enough….I think this is where I am happiest. So the final goal is fluid. I just want to be at a low health risk and I want to be able to run all day and make love all night.
Good news! I had my first health check in 15 years last month! Now I am back in the UK it was important to me to make sure everything was OK now I have free health coverage. I explained to my doctor that I had not had a proper health check in 15 years so she did several blood tests including thyroid, iron, glucose, kidney and liver function, urea and electrolytes and cholesterol, weight and blood pressure. ALL came back great (apart from my weight) and after doing a heart disease risk assessment, I was told, despite my weight that my risk of heart disease was just 3%..
I truly believe the veganism AND eating lots of simple nutritious foods have really helped. Long live rationing!!!!