Yesterday I went to the nurse for a general look over, and a refill of my pill. We chatted over the options (the phrase "You're at that age now" was used!) and then we did the height weight thing.
She told me I was overweight. This is not news. I know my body, and I know when I am being a lardy girl! Currently I am 11st2, or 156lbs, for my American friends. I know it isn't loads compared to some. I should be between 106 - 134, so I'm only really 22lbs over. Which is a lot, but easy to shift once I can move again properly.
Regular readers will recall that in December last year I tore the cartilige in my knee. In March the lovely NHS fixed it for me, and I loved the world. It is healing, but slowly. I still can't run on it. It still gets very stiff and won't unlock. I still can't push through it. Admittedly I only found the last one out yesterday when we moved the fishtank, but that's ok.
Mrs Nurse asked me what exercise I got. We went through the knee thing.
Because it is not dependable as yet, I am not exercising like I was. I don't care what people say, diet without exercise is pointless. I still walk to work every day with the child. I walk to Tesco 3 or 4 times a week. I walk to where J works on a regular basis, at least once a week, more often in the holidays or whatever.
If I run the numbers, it's around
School - 0.5 per journey - 5 miles a week
Tesco - 0.8 per journey - 4.8 miles a week
J's work - 1.6 per journey - 3.2 miles a week
That's a total of around 13 miles a week.
Mrs Nurse admitted that that was fine and a good base level of activity.
She asked about my drinking. I don't.
She asked about my smoking. I don't.
She asked about my diet. I asked her what she meant. She said, well, what did you eat yesterday? I said
Breakfast - cereal, fruit.
Lunch - porridge, fruit.
Tea - pork chop, mashed potato, peas, gravy.
No. She had no ideas either. The only thing that I can cut out right away is sugar in tea. Anyone who knows me knows that I love my tea. I've fought through 4 days of Caffine-Detox headaches just to drink my new brand of tea all the time. Now I have to take out the sugar. I could try sweetners. I like sugar. Bad ol' me!
So the plan is that I go to the weightloss clinic, and get my diet looked at. It's quite carb heavy, I should think, and I don't know how that affects diets and things. I've never had to worry about diet - it's simple in my world. Don't eat crap, and you'll feel fine! Eat home made food made with love.
Any ideas would be greatfully recieved.