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Man I love the cake!! ...

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:10pm

I am making a concerted effort to eat better and exercise more. According to the evil BMI warlocks I exist smack in the centre of the ‘FAT’ category. It has not always been so. Last time I took a bit more care over what I ate, I lost three stone in one year, and got back to my so-called ideal weight which put me in the centre of the ‘OK’ category. The warlocks were happy, but I looked terrible.

Towards the end of that year I became very very ill  – my immune system had been eaten away silently by the stress of living with a mentally ill husband, and by the new year I was in hospital. I lost another half stone, but according to the warlocks I was my perfect weight.

A few weeks after being discharged from hospital I left my husband and went to live with my parents to recover. My mother is not a slim woman, and she likes to eat good food – especially food with extra calories and lashings of butter. I recovered, but my weight crept up over the next two years, through the ‘OVERWEIGHT’ category and now, where I reside, in the ‘FAT’ group.

Well, the BMI warlocks are, as I said, evil. And they are also wrong. It appears I need to be across the border just into ‘overweight’ to look ok and to feel ok – so that’s the country I’m heading for.  The way to lose the pounds is to eat healthily, but not to cut things out of your diet that you like. Otherwise you’ll be getting a bit thinner but you’ll be miserable, and you’ll never keep it up.

I’ll keep you posted with how I’m doing.

 I the meantime I’m going to make my christmas cake today. You can’t have christmas without some lovely fruitcake, so I’m going to have some. I’ll make it myself, and that way I’ll know exactly what’s in it, and how much of it I can eat for a treat and still lose weight.

Does anyone else still make their own christmas cake?

Does anyone else disagree with the BMI warlocks?

I am making a concerted effort to eat better and exercise more. According to the evil BMI warlocks I exist smack in the centre of the ‘FAT’ category. It has not always been so. Last time I took a bit more care over what I ate, I lost three stone in one year, and got back to my so-called ideal weight which put me in the centre of the ‘OK’ category. The warlocks were happy, but I looked terrible.

Towards the end of that year I became very very ill  – my immune system had been eaten away silently by the stress of living with a mentally ill husband, and by the new year I was in hospital. I lost another half stone, but according to the warlocks I was my perfect weight.

A few weeks after being discharged from hospital I left my husband and went to live with my parents to recover. My mother is not a slim woman, and she likes to eat good food – especially food with extra calories and lashings of butter. I recovered, but my weight crept up over the next two years, through the ‘OVERWEIGHT’ category and now, where I reside, in the ‘FAT’ group.

Well, the BMI warlocks are, as I said, evil. And they are also wrong. It appears I need to be across the border just into ‘overweight’ to look ok and to feel ok – so that’s the country I’m heading for.  The way to lose the pounds is to eat healthily, but not to cut things out of your diet that you like. Otherwise you’ll be getting a bit thinner but you’ll be miserable, and you’ll never keep it up.

I’ll keep you posted with how I’m doing.

 I the meantime I’m going to make my christmas cake today. You can’t have christmas without some lovely fruitcake, so I’m going to have some. I’ll make it myself, and that way I’ll know exactly what’s in it, and how much of it I can eat for a treat and still lose weight.

Does anyone else still make their own christmas cake?

Does anyone else disagree with the BMI warlocks?

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