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19 June 2009 @ 11:37 am
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Every time I go to my G.P. (every 6 months for a pill check), I get told off for having put on more weight. So every 6 months, I decide to try and be more healthy. It lasts about a week. This is that time. It helps me to write it all down, so you must all suffer.

My main problem is that I can get through at least a litre of Coke a day. But I have been really good about that recently. I think in the last week, I've only had about 3 glasses (large) in total. The headache's gone too! I'm on nights again next week so I'm not sure how long that'll last, but we'll see. I've tried diet coke and coke zero - they're yucky.

The other thing I struggle with is breakfast. I like having a full fried breakfast or a massive omelette but that's usually only a couple of times a week. I think I can cut it down to once. But I don't know what to have instead. All the cereals that are edible are bad for you. I quite like Almond, Oats and More, which is wholegrain and sounds reasonably healthy but has more sugar and saturated fat than Cocopops! How does that work?

My current weight (according to my scales, because they're kinder than the ones at the doctor's surgery) is 69kg. Which makes my BMI 29 (on the overweight side of overweight). I'm aiming for 55kg (yes that's what I'm aiming for in the week it takes for me to forget this whole thing) puting my BMI at 23 (middle of healthy).

I do realise that at some point there should be some exercise too, but one step at a time.

Of course in about an hour I'm going to the cinema (popcorn!) and then out to eat. Oh well.
Wish me luck.
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stealth_rosestealth_rose on June 19th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
Re: the cereal, well, I do oatmeal. With stuff, because oatmeal by itself is disgusting. I'm currently eating oatmeal with raisins, nuts, and dates in it; the last box had flaxseed and cranberries. I throw in some cinnamon, and I use (2%) milk instead of water - oatmeal with water is nasty.

Probably too late, but stay away from movie theater butter!

Good luck!
Maria: dr who 10ria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
I did manage to stay away from the popcorn! I'll try the oatmeal.

Thanks.
noctuabundanoctuabunda on June 19th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Why does it have to be cereals? Why not just try bread for breakfast? Some whole-grain stuff. Maybe with honey, or turkey breast (very low fat), whatever you like...
Maria: Daniel/Teal'c - Friendsria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
I don't know why I didn't think of that. Toast tastes so nice!
Thanks :)
ravenlaughing on June 19th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
considering the insurance industry developed the BMI, it's not really an accurate indicator of "health". I'd recommend watching this: http://kateharding.net/bmi-illustrated/
Fantastic vid to show just how ridiculous the BMI actually is. Also, look up "health at Every Size" stuff. I have a couple of friends who are skinnier than a rail and get sick often, and friends who are BIG people yet ride 50 and 100 mile bicycle rides.

As a side note though, my weight DID reduce a little and stabilize when I quit drinking pepsi, and I went through a LOT of it a day. It was the hardest thing to do, and I went cold turkey. Now I just have an occasional Coke with dinner when we're out (especially Mexican food). Alternately, tea keeps your caffiene intake while having less than half the sugar, and even better if you can drink it unsweetened. Hope all that helps, and remember your friends love you no matter what!
ravenlaughing on June 19th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
btw, I hate most normal breakfast food, especially eggs. I have a light sandwich, tasty vitamin-full muffins, or sometimes a salad for breakfast. I make sure to always have protein though so my blood sugar doesn't bottom out.

A local bakery makes the most incredible muffins here, called Morning Glory Muffins. They're like... unfrosted rich carrot cake. Divine! and they're actually vegan somehow.
Mariaria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
LOL! That was a great slideshow. Thanks, I feel much better now.

I will try and stay off the coke. Maybe tea with sweetners?
Tikatika_w on June 19th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
you know about the coke thing. I used to think the same...I absolutely hated the light and zero stuff! disgusting!!!
then I went to the US and realized how easily I can gain lots of pounds just by eating the wrong stuff and trying out all the new, exiting, fat food *g* and I switched to pepsi light (which in my opinion tastes better than coke light). It's a problem of habits. Now, six months later I love the light stuff as much and the real thing and can drink coke light and zero as well.
If you really only drink it for the caffeine, light will do. And if you try out just drinking light products for a few weeks, even if you don't really like them, you'll get used to them :)
Maria: Arthurria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Hmm it's not just the caffiene, it's the taste. I don't went to "get used" to something that doesn't taste nice! :D I might have to switch to tea.
tiki b.: guitarguy!tikiaceae on June 19th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. I approve of everything about eating healthy except for the popcorn part!!!!
Maria: amanda awesomeria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
LOL! :p You'll survive. Maybe.
azicrow: Castiel - Mischa side lookazicrow on June 20th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Really impressed with the coke decrease. *grins* Well done.
Mariaria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
Thankies! :)
what you're saying is you just didn'tbohemu on June 20th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
:( I quite like cereals like Basic 4, Total and Crispix so I don't know what you're talking about. But then again, I've never looked at the nut facts side by side with the candy-colored cereals.

Good luck though!
Mariaria_kukalaka on June 20th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
I've not heard of those. I'll have to look them up. Thanks :)