That is where I have been banished to.
Okay, we. We are in hell.
My Glugster and I both will be spending two weeks in the very abyss of deprivation.
Today we went to see the dietitian. After a good long appointment which included calculating our weight and muscle, discussing our current eating habits, our lifestyle, our practically non-existent exercise regimen and so on, we were sent home with a very strict two-week programme to get us started.
Whilst I can happily live with no coffee, alcohol, junk food or sweets for the next two weeks, its going to be really hard to give up my Coke…
Its only for two weeks, and when we go back we’ll get a “friendlier” version, which will let me have some Coke every day, but I will have to switch to Zero. I can live with that.
She told us a lot of what we already knew when it comes to food, which wasn’t unexpected. And she suggested when it comes to exercising that instead of trying to start a whole new routine that we simply try to increase the exercise we are getting by walking faster and longer, and taking the stairs instead of the lift or escalator. As we make progress and get fitter we can look at joining a gym or some such.
The fact that my Glugster and I are both dieting, and both need to lose weight certainly helps because I’m not doing it alone, but I do know how pathetic I am when it comes to self control…
And working in my kitchen all day doesn’t help!
What also makes it a little tricky is the funding – we’re still battling some when it comes to finances and things like fruit, low GI bread and cottage cheese are luxury items for us… But we’ll make do.
Its only two weeks.
I have to keep telling myself that.
I think I’ll keep telling myself that even after the first two weeks is over. 😛