Losing weight

Yesterday I had the dubious pleasure of having an appointment to discuss my blood pressure control.  I spoke with a Registered Nurse, a renal specialist, and a dietician.  It seems that I have reached a plateau in my use of medications, currently at 4 tablets per day.  Now the focus is on shifting the lard from my midriff.  Easier said than done! 

About a year ago, I weighed 112kg and decided I was sick of being unfit and obese.  So I cut out eating bread, not because bread is a bad food, but because I tended to put bad stuff on it.  This was pretty successful, and in 3 months I lost 12kg and kept it off.  Over the next 6 months, I started eating bread again, but less than before and trying to choose healthier fillings.  The weight stayed around 100-102kg, which is where it is today.  The frustrating thing is that it doesn’t seem to matter what I do now, I can’t crack the 100kg barrier!  I even tried the bread thing again, but no luck this time.

Seems like portion control and physical activity is the way ahead.  So now that I have my new bicyle (see previous posts) I’m riding at least 16km daily.  Portion control is hard, but I’m trying an idea of using smaller plates to fool the eyes.  Time will tell if I can smash through the 100kg barrier and head to my goal of 90kg.  I know that if I can start getting the weight off again, then I will be motivated to keep doing whatever it was that made it happen.  Well, I think I know that anyway.  Here’s to seeing what the scales say at the end of June, my next deadline.

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