Thursday, August 9, 2007
It is time!
Time to take some serious action. Time to finally start with a diet. I gained a lot of weight in the past year due to the fact that I didn't feel comfortable about the situation in my former job. I am an emotional eater. I eat when I have stress or don't feel well. In the past few months I started dieting several times, but each time I quitted after a few days. Apparently I wasn't disciplined enough. During this 2-week holiday I gained more weight than I ever did during a holiday. Shock! Well, not really a surprise given the fact that I ate a croissant and almost half a baguette for breakfast, half a baguette for lunch, a delicious Carte D'Or ice cream cone (pistache and banana chocolate ice cream were my favorites) every day and salad Piémontaise au Jambon supérieur (made of ham, potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, pickles in sort of mayonaise dressing) or Tabouleh Oriéntale to go with lunch or BBQ. I truly hope that these extra kilos disappear as fast as I gained them. However, losing these few kilos isn't enough. I have to lose a lot more, so as of today I will be on a diet again. No more cookies, potato chips, candies and other unhealthy food for me. I know I can do it and this time I am more determined than ever. Until 3 years ago I had a lot of overweight and I managed - with ups and downs - to lose 20 kilo/3.1 stone in 2 years. I told myself I never wanted to be that heavy anymore, but if I don't take care of myself now I will end up in that same situation again. I was so proud of myself after losing 20 kilo/3.1 stone, and I want to have that same feeling again. I have to lose quite a lot of weight, but my first milestone is to lose 5 kilo/11lb.