Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you all had a satisfying night last night! The Grumpy Old Man and I went to a friends house for a party. Lots of chats, laughs, a bit of unco dancing and some divine pavlova! It was a good night!
And today is the first day of the year which always has that special gleam of possibility to it!
Have you seen this meme yet?
If you have me on your social media you may have seen it because I posted it during December. I know why people do the new year, new me thing, though. Because of that special gleam of possibility that a brand new year brings. Leaving a whole year behind, signified by the change of date on everything, and stepping into a new year is like special into a world of magic where you have never stuffed up!
In light of this, my family is stepping into a new world today. For the next month we're eliminating sugar from our household completely - just to see how we go. Reprogramming our tastebud, I hope.
As well as this, we're eliminating grains - well, the GOM and I are eliminating grains, but the boys have access to Special K in the morning if they want it, for the rest of the day they're eating low carbs, high fat.
Why are we doing this? Well a friend of mine did this last year and it cleared up practically all the pain she was experiencing from fibromyalgia, and she's lost a heck of a lot of weight as an added bonus.
The Grumpy Old Man's knees and ankles are steadily getting more and more painful, and since we got the car, we haven't been walking as much, so the muscles in his legs are doing the older man withering thing. He saw a doctor a couple of years ago about the pain the doctor said to him then that if he didn't take some of the pressure of his knees and ankles (i.e. lose weight) and at the same time build the muscles around his knees, he wouldn't be able to walk in five years time.
Five years is now three years, and the Grumpy Old Man hasn't lost any weight since then, nor has he built any muscle. In fact, we've both put on weight (after maintaining my weight for several years, I put on 9kg last year).
So, we're going to try LCHF for January and see what results we get. See if our pain (I have lower back pain) reduces and if we lose any weight.
For dinner tonight Broccoli and Cauliflower bake with cheese and bacon!