I started dieting in May of last year. I suffer from migraines and there is an increased risk of early onset diabetes from the medication I take. My Doctor’s told me a few times to lose weight and I finally accepted that it was time to do as I was told.
The doughnuts had to go. So did the fatty diet. I did eat a lot of fried food and full fat EVERYTHING.
I’ve tried counting calories and done the Atkins diet a few times, but after early weight loss I always put it back on. For this diet I was determined to lose weight and keep it off. The prospect, however small, of diabetes was a good carrot to dangle.
I saw an advert on television for the new Pro Points plan from Weight Watchers. I downloaded the iPhone App, signed up and was off. Any diet that lets you eat a Curly Wurly a day (only 3 points!) had to get my vote.
I’ve changed my dietary habits for the better. I eat a lot less fat and a lot more fruit and vegetables so that’s got be a good thing. I even manage to exercise! A brisk thirty minute walk in my lunch-break when I can have some time to think about my latest stories.
I reached my target weight by November. Two and a half stone (35 pounds) lighter and a lot healthier. A leaner, meaner me!
How has this helped my writing?
I set a goal and achieved it.
I will focus on the positive. I can set other goals and achieve them too. I WILL finish writing my book. The editing is making slow, but steady progress and I am over 60% of the way through it now.
I WILL spend more time reading. More goals will follow.
This is just the start. Dieting has been good for my life and my writing.
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