Monday, August 11, 2008


So far so good on this low carb diet. I am not actually following Atkins, I am too lazy to actually follow any diet strictly! I am just cutting processed carbs from my diet. I have to say, I have had more energy over the past few days then I have had in years. I am not sure if it is related to this diet, but I hope I continue to feel this good.

The other great thing I noticed is that while I was packing up my pantry for my big move to the suburbs I made a pile of food I had to leave out that I would need over the next couple of weeks. I was shocked to find that the only items I needed from my pantry were a couple of spices. All other food I am eating is fresh from the fridge. Normally I rely heavily on pasta, rice, muesli bars, rice cakes and packet sauces. It has been great preparing and eating all fresh and unprocessed foods.

On another note, I was tagged by Marshmallow...

What's something you'd love to say to your younger selves of 2, 5, 10, and 15 years ago?

2 years ago

I was 25 years old, I would say be patient and don't expect your career to happen over night. Enjoy your work and study and just chill out for a while and have some fun. You are on the right track and you will get there. Also, awesome work on that 20 kilo weight loss, you are looking great!

5 years ago

I was 22 years old, I would say that you have the strength to pull yourself out of this mess and that things will get better. You are not worthless and you don't have to continue to allow yourself to be treated like you are. Hang in there, things will get better.

10 years ago

I was 17 years old, I would say that you are about to embark on the time of your life- have fun and enjoy it, you are only young once. Oh I wish I could be you again!

15 years ago

I was 12 years old, I would say to be yourself and don't change for anyone. People will like you if you stay true to who you are. Also, you are not as fat as you think you are, don't stress about it and stop dieting!


  1. Thanks for taking part in the tag :-) I loved your answers and it's interesting to see how you past has shaped you.

    I look forward to seeing you again when I'm in Melbourne - not long to go now!

  2. OH bugger, I got tagged by that tart too... just remembered reading yours. *sigh*... don't think I will do it though, too mcuh to do, not enough time.

  3. @Chris - HAH! I only tagged you because I love seeing you squirm; what a tiny little tag can do to you, is too hilarious :-P

  4. I never could stick with Atkins either--too much work! :)

    Funny your responses sound a lot like mine would.

    Hope your new eating plan is agreeing with you :)

  5. I am so happy that this is all working for you....I find low carb very hard but it definitely works. I am such a carb addict and I need to get over my addiction.

    Are you moving soon?? Good luck with the move! I hope it all goes as smooth as possible.

  6. Well done on the low carb front. It is a hard road and you are doing great!

  7. I have always found that cutting out processed and refined carbs is an excellent thing for health overall let alone weight loss.

    Fresh fresh fresh is the ultimate way to go. Your body will thank you ten fold for it

  8. Really glad the low carb is working for you. I need to get my eating back in line as well. Hope you're all settled in now.

  9. It's amazing how much better you feel when you cut out processed carbs! I used to be so anti-low carb. I still am I suppose, just more aware of good carbs and not-so-good carbs...

  10. Cutting out the proc. carbs sounds like the way to go. Something I should try as I've been eating too much crud lately.
    It would be nice to go back in time and tell ourselves some much needed advice. 'if we only knew then what we know now'....but that being said, would I really want to go back....maybe not.

  11. Heya chicka, it was really good to meet up with you in Melbourne for dinner - just a shame we weren't able to meet up again for lunch! I guess work does that to you, eh?

    Thanks again to you and your flatmate for taking so much trouble to treat me to a nice dinner (that restaurant was sensational) and to drive me around the city. :-D


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