Well this time last week I got the dreaded news and I must say I have been quite proactive throughout this week.
I have joined an online health and diet tracking community at www.sparkpeople.com that allows me to input everything I eat and any exercise I do... it also tracks my weight loss (assuming I have any) and if and when I start measuring my blood sugar it can track that too. I'm using the site to try and keep my interest level high and my focus intense.
On Friday night we went out for drinks that turned into dinner with TLOML's workmates. Her boss (who is wonderful) was permanently confirmed into the position and it was truly cause for celebration. I confined my drinking to Gin and Tonic (low sugar and low carbs) and though it still has calories it is better than wine or beer. Then I managed to choose a meal from the menu where the only thing that was not Paleo approved was the mashed potato and I only had about half a cup.
Yesterday we went across to the mainland and saw the new James Bond movie Skyfall ... it was very good (if you like that sort of thing which I don't really)... we had lunch at the local Leagues club and I ordered a Gluten Free Option Kangaroo Salad made with lots of greens and lean kangaroo loin. It was bloody delicious!!! I should have taken a picture. The waitress might not last long (but then again it was the Leagues club) because she put it on the table and promptly told me that she couldn't cope with eating Skippy... Hmmmm... not the best marketing move LOL. Kangaroo is a great option for any red meat eater who is dieting... it is tasty and lean and high in omega 3's, antioxidants etc (check out this link if you want some info) Anyway I had a lovely lunch accompanied by ice water with a slice of lemon (free is me!) and didn't harm my diet in any way!
So things are going well... no spectacular weight loss... but to be honest that is not my focus anyway even though I could do to lose a few pounds my real intention is to change my blood sugar readings.
I really appreciate the comments and the support it is wonderful to know people are reading this and thinking about me even if only for a few minutes.
My thanks to you!