Sunday, November 11, 2012
pizza and philosophy
I'm happy to cautiously report that I have begun to lose weight - I'd estimate about 10 lbs. since eliminating wheat from my diet - about 1.5 months ago. Now, 10 lbs. on a significantly overweight individual goes quite unnoticed and so I've quietly been enjoying the way my clothes are beginning to fit more comfortably. I'm still affected by my lifelong habit of reaching for food mindlessly, but I am finding it to be much less satisfying. Without the addictive wheat-based foods, I no longer feel compelled to eat just to...well, eat.
It's a learning process, though, and it's not always smooth-going. We've indulged in pad thai a couple of times and both times I've eaten too many rice noodles and regretted it...
Having lived most of my life as an overweight person, I believe I can develop a way of describing what that's like - you know, how it feels. Superficially, I think overweight women pay more for clothes because it's much more difficult to spend time looking for affordable clothes. I often shop in desperation and will settle for what looks the least bad.
I will write more about this. At the moment, 8 year old girl is on the couch talking up a storm. She's sick, my poor darling, but that hasn't affected her ability to talk...and talk....She was just speculating about all of the other activities going on in the world right now....and then she said, 'and then, if you look really closely there is a little girl on a couch who is not feeling well....'
Posted by Kare at 11:47 AM