My name is Ginge in Germany.
I am obese. I weigh 122.4kg. My waistline is 120cm. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am maxed out on tablets. I do not inject insulin (yet).
I have tried various diets, as well as hypnosis. Hypnosis has been the most effective method so far, dropping from 120kg down to 108kg in 12 weeks back in 2003. A week ago I was chatting to an old classmate of mine, who is now a nurse. She recommended the 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet. This is the book.
Minutes after chatting to the aforementioned classmate, I had ordered the book off Amazon. Two days later the book arrived. Schatz was away all weekend. I dedicated myself to reading the book from cover to cover over the weekend. The first section was all about VLCD: very low calorie diet. I get the idea. I whizzed that part, yellow highlighter pen in hand.
On Sunday I bought a pocketbook at the McPaper stationery shop. This book has now become my food diary. Everything gets jotted there. Today I started in earnest. Smoked salmon omlette for dinner. Most pleasing to the palate. On the way back from the supermarket I called in at my local cafe. Tempted as I was, I refrained from ordering my usual piece of cake or bread roll.
Nur eine grosse Tasse Kaffee, bitte.
The lady sitting at the table next to mine turned out to be from Croatia. I ended up practising my very rusty language skills with her.
Dugo nisam govorio hrvatski.
One hour and three cups of coffee later, time to head home. I had forgotten all about eating sticky, sugar cake. As Barak Obama once said…
…Chuffed to bits.
Any cold turkey? Any cravings? So far – no. Perhaps coincidentally a slight headache, though that may be caused by the dull overcast weather or slight dehydration. I am following expert advice and drinking 2-3 litres of water a day while on this WOE (way of eating). On the other hand, I think my blood sugar has already improved. I feel more alert, energetic and awake already. Maybe it’s also because I’ve also given up on drinking cola… Nothing like a good de-tox. Oh, and I feel a lot more cheerful and positive, with an improved attention span.
Today I decided to work from home.
Lead us not into temptation.
That way I avoided colleagues offering me sweets, birthday cake, encouraging me to go on, have the lovely dessert, etc. Close confinement at work, with minimal food in the flat. If it isn’t there, you can’t eat it.
It’s day 1. Let’s see how it all looks on day 56.
Have a healthy day, won’t you!