Look! Pomegranates!!!!!! I only thought the tree hung onto one, but there was another sneaky little one hiding around the back. I wasn’t sure when to pick them so yesterday I asked Tom22 to go and have a look and see if they were ripe. Ten minutes later I walked into the kitchen to see them sitting in the fruit bowl, so I guess I had my answer. I have to taste one today, because soon I won’t have the chance for weeks. It’s all about my new life.
Well, so to speak.
Remember how I was saying that I wasn’t happy with my enormous girth in the lion park photos? Although I’m not in the realm of filling in my application to go on the Biggest Loser or anything, I’m still the heaviest I’ve ever been and it’s not a place I want to stay in. So instead and whingeing and sighing every time I go past a mirror, I’ve done something about it.
I’m doing the hcg diet, under a doctor’s supervision and going the whole hog. (Except that hog isn’t on the menu.) Today was the first day I gave myself the hormone injection. Have a look at the FAQ page and see what you think. The thing that initially sold it to me? They tell you not to exercise while you’re doing it. Now that’s the diet for me!!
When I was in South Africa I heard about it and spoke to a few people who’ve done it. They all raved about it. There’s a homeopathic one, but anyone who knows me IRL knows how very unlikely it is that I would ever invest my hard-earned in anything homeopathic, so I decided to go with the doctor supervised one where you actually get the REAL hormones. You can administer with drops under the tongue but the doctor said it was about 10% less effective that way, so I figured if I was going to do it I was going to get the most bang per buck that I could.
I’ve currently signed up for the three week course, but I may decide to extend it to the full 6 week one. I’m keeping my options open at this point and seeing what happens over the next couple of weeks. I’m pretty excited about it, as I haven’t been happy with how I’ve been looking for quite a while now and I think that this will kick-start the whole ‘look after Frogdancer’ phase of my life. I’m not quite ready to look matronly and comfy just yet.
One good thing that’s already happened is that before I began I had to have blood tests…. lots of blood tests. Turns out my thyroid and liver are fine, (bit of a relief with regards to the liver… I like a nice red at dinner), but I was incredible low in Vits B and D and testosterone. No wonder I was hanging onto the weight! So along with the normal vitamins and minerals everyone has to take when they’re doing this, I’m also taking extra, with vitamin B shots to get me back up to speed. I’ve been feeling incredibly tired and jaded lately, so I’m looking forward to when I get my energy back. There’s so much I need to get done!
Pretty darned happy I have the thermomix, as I can weigh my proteins and veggies straight onto it and steam them, so there’s no risk of using any fats or oils to cook with. The boys all know how to cook with it, so they can make their meals together and I can go along my merry way with my set meals. I hope that in a few weeks I can post some pleasing results.
Anyway, I’ll let you know how I go. Wish me luck. :)
Thermomix recipe: Red Thai soup with lentils (vegan)