Standing on the scale caused a gentle awakening.
Trying a low carbohydrate diet has not been easy. I take advantage of being busy and ignore the hunger pangs that will not leave my side. My friend invites me and insists on helping with a plan that works.
“You can do it,” she guides.
I have never been a regimental person and know this will be difficult. I think she knows that too, so I receive an email or two, followed by a whatsapp message as a reminder for me to check the recipes, she thoughtfully sent.
A phone call to make sure I am walking or skipping as promised.
“Maybe I’ll start next week ,” I persuade myself.
So far, I have been deliberately eating many juicy tropical fruits, in different forms. Smoothies, chunks, slices and whole. I enjoy the assortment. In my head I know I am getting different vitamins and minerals but the carbohydrates!
Breakfast works, a hot healthy meal at lunch, sometimes a salad and a light dinner with just vegetables and low fat protein. I am a late sleeper, by nine pm temptation visits. It draws me and insists I visit the kitchen. I have resisted but I know one day I may give in.
I know my friend will call soon, so I will keep my word and ignore the pangs.