I put in the word “obligatory” in the title not as a sarcastic inference but as something I am obliged to do for myself and for all of you too.
This obligation was set up by my May 27th post It’s Time To Take My Health Seriously and it is an obligation that I do take seriously.
So, with that all being said… Here is the update.
Since I started my “changes in lifestyle” journey on May 20th, I have lost a total of 22 kilograms and in that time (just under 5 months) I have not once succumbed to the temptation of ordering takeaway food.
This means that all of my meals at home to date have been cooked by me, from scratch and that in itself is a HUGE achievement.
When I started out I was pretty strict on myself and this was partly due to me “punishing” myself for getting my health into such a poor state.
Now, while this worked getting the initial weight off of me, I realised (with the help of a wonderful nutritionist) that my restrictive program was not going to be sustainable in the long run.
I have since then started to add foods into my life which strike a balance between good to eat and good for my pancreas as well.
Compared to when I started (check out my original post here)…
- I drink more water (but I can always do more)
- I’ve only just started introducing alcohol again (red wine mostly)
- Coffee consumption is the same but it’s now black, no sugar
- No takeaway food (not even once)
- Occasional walking on treadmill (I’ve got to do more exercise)
- Food portion sizes are still smaller
- Still intermittent fasting (eating window of 2-6 hours depending on whether I have a late lunch or not)
At the moment my weight has plateaued but that was expected and all I really need to do is to address some of the issues listed above (especially increase my exercise) and I can start losing some more weight but more importantly, start feeling even lighter, more energetic and sharper in focus.
I’m due for another blood test to see how my blood sugar levels are going and whether I am on my way to reversing my Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis.
I’ll make sure I get it done in the next week but nevertheless, I’m pretty proud of myself and what I’ve achieved so far and I can’t wait to see what I can do for the future.
Mara would be very proud.