Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Weightloss. Bugger.

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.