Thursday, 17 June 2010

A Decision

I have made a decision this week.
I am not dieting any more.

I will strive to eat healthily in order
to keep my diabetes under control.
I will strive to take at least
thirty minutes excerise a day.
But I will no longer battle with the scales.

I had a lovely afternoon out today with an old friend.
 Over a pannini and coffee at Starbucks
we discussed the battlewith calories,
fat content, sugar content etc.

She was bemoaning the fact that giving up butter, chocolate and biscuits
for Lent this year, made no difference to her weight.
When I tried to say the older we get the more difficult it is to lose weight,
she argued with me, in a good natured way.
I said the days we could drop seven pounds in a week, were long gone.
She didn't agree with me and aims to prove it to me next week.
I wished her good luck but will not hold my breath.

To be perfectly truthful I am tired, tired of counting calories, pounds and ounces.
So I will now be concerntrating on how delicious my food is.
I have dug out my diabetes cookbooks and Dr Oz.

I will be guided  by how I feel, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Rather than the calorie value, the fat content of the food I use to fuel
this body of mine.

So many of my favourit blogger's have lost their weight by following a healthy eating regime. 
They have had so much success as I have tread water counting calories, so  it shows that diets do not work.

So I will carry on blogging but no longer focused on dieting. 
It will be a mixed bag of stuff, I hope you will stick with me.

A Big Thank You for the love and support I have been sent over the past week
in comments, emails and text messages.  I have said it before and I will say it again.
There are some Very Special People out there in Blogland
and I am delighted to have met a good few of you.
Now I want to meet you in Real Life:)


Katie J said...

Would love to hop the pond and meet you Miss Sheilagh!

Anonymous said...

Just eating healthfully and exercising will be a relief to your soul and your body. While diabetes requires, as you know, a watchful eye on carb content, the stress of trying to move the scale needle is definitely not requirred for health!

I wish you peace, Sheilagh, and joy!


VRaz60 said...

Good for you!! Taking care of yourself in a way that is comfortable for you is a wonderful idea. I've gone back to that same kind of program, myself. Pressure is off, and I am able to enjoy without guilt, as long as I am sensible. Bravo, my friend.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Sheilagh. Concentrating on being healthy and enjoying life is a brilliant decision. The best in fact!

Bearfriend xx

spunkysuzi said...

We all have to do whatever is best for us :) I think you have a great plan "hugs"

anne h said...

You've inspired me to want to make some serious changes in my own life. Thanks!

F. McButter Pants said...

Good for you! You know, I lost 80 lbs and never counted a thing. Be healthy and happy and stay away from those scales. Being sensible really is here it's at!

Glad you're back and you sound mucho better!

F. McButter Pants said...

WHERE it's at...proof read much Dana??

Beth said...

I'm at the point you're at. All these days when I've been "OFF" program, my mind has still been "ON", because I am always thinking about food, and bumming about my bad choices.

I am so, so tired of it all.

I hope you are still going to be on your blog.

dawne said...

Welcome to the road to freedom!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

This is a wonderful decision; enjoy life! Don't be a slave to any scale! ♥