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Well as expected I'm fat bloater of the week. I've no-one to blame but myself as I gave up totally on the diet and ate normal food. The problem is, is that when I reach my ideal weight - how can I go back to a normal diet if I just put the weight back on? The thought of spending eternity suffering just to be a more socially acceptable weight is crazy - especially as the whole reason I need to lose weight is cos I need to remove as many of the unattractive features of me as possible. Except being unhappy cos I'm not eating properly is surely just as bad as being unhappy cos I'm overweight. If only being single forever was a viable option.

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The problem is, is that what it defines as "bad" foods are often a vital part of a normal meal. Sure it's all well and good being able to eat a vast pile of meat, but without pototoes or something along those lines it just doesn't work. The converse is true also.

Thats my problem. I want exciting food. Pasta every night of the week is getting boring and dull and eventually I'll never ever want to see another bit of pasta ever again.

I'd love to do ready meals, but I've yet to find a supermarket[*] that sells any that are sin free. There isn't any point wasting sins on normal food as then I don't have any left for treats and I feel (more) miserable.

I have plenty of motivation, but it's for all the wrong reasons. I don't care if I'm fat - I'm just losing it in a vain attempt to make myself at least vaguely likeable.


[*] As Linette will confirm - Ashford Tescos which is very very large has hardly any.

Thats the one I can't get to easily.

I know. I don't get home until late, so if you give me a lift there, it'll have to be at the weekend?

so I am curious as to what this diet is.....

Do tell!
Please.

Mindy~

It's very simple. Each day you can either choose to have a "red" or a "green" day. On a red day you're allowed to eat unlimited amounts of raw fruit and veg and lean meat as long as it's not cooked with oil/fat - so basically a protein based day. A green day is the same except the meat is replaced with pasta/potatoes/rice/etc - a carbohydrate day.

On top of this, you're meant to have a portion of milk or cheese, plus 2 portions of other semi-healthy but important food stuffs. Like bread or cereal. And then finally everything else is allocated a sin value and you're allowed a certain number of sins per day.

So on the face of it, it seems really simple...but not when you're stuck in the middle of nowhere with the only source of food being a really crap canteen or packed lunches. The only real way to stay on top of the diet is to prepare all your own food, which isn't practical without access to a kitchen.

I guess most of the problem is that I'm not a very good cook and don't really like many foodstuffs.

I hate to tell you this but skinny people (women anyway) tend not to eat "normally". The trick is to work out how you want to eat and then adapt it to be less fattening. For instance, I am a total snacks addict, chocolate, biscuits, crisps etc, so I try to find snacks that are less calorific like fruit and ricecakes, and I eat small meals to balance out the snacking. Other people find that they're not too bothered about one particular meal and so can replace it by juice or soup. Or there's one I heard about where you eat as many meals as possible naked in front of a mirror! And of course there's that nasty evil thing called EXERCISE, ugh!
Just out of interest, do all women know this stuff?

Argh! This is too confusing! I can't see myself keeping this weight off at this rate. I'm beginning to wonder if women aren't worth all this hassle after all.