I shall start with simple food. Or eating simply. Or simply eat.
A few months ago I came across the Zoe Harcombe diet. I thought it made a lot of sense, tried it, it worked - I lost weight, felt good, looked better, didn't find it difficult, didn't feel hungry or (big problem for me) crave sugar. This is it, I thought.
I have found the book. Eating will now be simple. Bought the recipe book. Barry agreed the recipes were delicious, and was happy to cook them. So what is the problem?
I indulged a little, then a lot.
Today I have decided to go for it again. it suddenly seemed simpler just to do it than to go on beating myself up about it! And listening to that nagging voice in my head!
So tomorrow 24 March I start on the 5 day Phase One.
When I waken I shall reread that bit of the book and make a shopping list. (I have bought a little packet of gold stars, and smiley faces and will make a chart for myself. I feel really silly doing this, but it also makes me giggle.) I actually remember the feeling of getting a star on my page in primary school, aged five. I can't in my mind's eye see the teacher, but I can see the hand, at about my eye level, reaching for the stars and I held my breathe while the hand selected coloured (nice), silver (pleased) or GOLD! I was SO thrilled! What an easy pupil I must have been to try with all my little heart for a star on my page....