Yeah, we all know dieting makes you fat. The more extreme a diet is, the more you gain once you stop dieting. That is a fact. So this is not a diet. It is my weight game.
For more than a year I have struggled to lose a few pounds. The opposite has happened. I have gained eight pounds. So, enough! Today is the first day of a month where I set myself the challenge to lose weight without being on a diet.
People tell me I should accept becoming heavier. They say it is age. I should accept my metabolism has changed because I am past 50 (I am 51).
People also say I don’t need to lose weight as I am not overweight. I was always slim, and before I had children I was 105 pounds. After two children I crawled up to 132, but then I started running and my weight went down to 125 pounds, which felt great.
And people say aging women should not focus on body image but accept that we change. I agree, of course. Women shouldn’t buy into negative stereotypes of staying fit and young. However – I still don’t want to gain weight… yeah, this is a dilemma and a contradiction.
Today I am 135 pounds (61 kilo). Shall I accept that aging means gaining weight? Today, I make a choice: Buy new clothes or lose weight. Since I don’t believe in dieting I will try to lose weight by turning this into a weight game.
Here are my game rules:
- I eat what I want in what quantities I feel like
- I review my habits and make new habitsabout eating
- I weigh myself every morning (after two cups of coffee) and upload the image
So, tomorrow I’ll write about habits. Now I have to go make dinner.