22 February 2011

A bit less podgy, a tad less unfit... progress!

OK, it may not be perfection but things are a whole lot better than they were. Phew! I was getting quite scared that I couldn't get things back under control and I would slip further along that awfully slippery path. Over the days, months and years since I finally got serious about wanting to lose weight, I've worked so darned hard to get to 'here' that I really didn't want to go back to 'there', if you know what I mean.

I still have a lot going on and I'm still pretty stressed (to the point of tears at times), but seem to have found a way to handle things without resorting to eating for England! Or at least, not wanting to pig out every moment of every day to hide the feelings under an over-full belly.

What I am eating is generally healthy stuff, and filling enough to keep me from wanting those naughty, tempting (and dangerous) nibbles. Stepping back and taking a deep breath every now and again helps, as does talking the scary things through with my lovely hubby. What probably helps as much, physically that is, is increasing the exercise though.

My mornings now have a time slot for rowing again, followed by the abs work, and walks as many times as I can fit them in during the day, even if they are just little ones. I feel better for it and I know that, given time, it will start to pay off.

As I said before, onwards, ever...


Sara said...

Deniz, just the TITLES of your posts make me smile (and want to be European).

Progress indeed!!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Deniz, loved reading these posts. God how I empathise with you but your comment about the exercize being key is so important. I've started interval training - warming up for five mins then running for 30 down for 90 secs and so on for about 20 mins. It's a shorter exercize session but it really does melt the flab. I get bored doing exercize so this is a great way of getting it out of the way nice and quickly.

Good luck, you can do it!

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