Losing Weight

I’ve finally made peace with some things. For one, I actually do like clothes and looking good. I like looking good A LOT. I’ve been very resentful of the effects insulin resistance has had on my body, so I’ve been acting like a petulant two year old. Fortunately I read something that Liz Hurley said (yeah I know pearls of wisdom from Liz Hurley. Whoda thunk it?) Anyway, she said as she’s aged she’s had to stop drinking alcohol and that she goes to bed hungry every night. Hmph. Bottom line is, I probably would’ve had to change the way I eat with age regardless. Back in the day I could eat whatever and as long as I worked out it was all good. Those days are gone, never to return. 1200-1400 calories is pretty much my maximum if I want to get this weight off. No sugar, no booze, no grazing. This is pretty much the way I have to eat for the rest of my life. That thought used to depress the hell out of me, but I’m realizing that it’s not nearly as bad as the thought of never wearing a swimsuit or being able to shop off the rack at Anthropologie. Hunger is not an emergency, at least as long as it doesn’t make me pass out.

I’ve always had a curvy body, and I miss my waistline more than anything on earth. Insulin resistance has given me two things I never had: a thick waist and a belly. (I’ve made peace with the c-section pooch, despite being a PITA the Luke is worth it.) So if giving up sugar, booze and grazing will help me get my figure back I’m all in. This time, I’m in it to win it.

4 thoughts on “Losing Weight

  1. ….and I’ll support you! Go Mrs Roz. You’ve written exactly what I’ve always felt, hence why I’ve kept my figure, somewhat. I love drinking too, but am trying now to limit it and exercise extra if I go overboard. I refuse to buy new clothes, that way am “forced” to stay in shape to fit into my wardrobe of fashion. So worth it!

  2. Good for you.
    -After reading that Agave is not necessarily all it’s cracked up to be,
    -(and adhering to my previous policy that chemical sugar is much worse than the real thing)
    -learning that it’s the carbs/grains/sugars that are largely responsible for excess fat, not fat,

    I’ve limited carbs to once a day, and treat myself to real sugar every now and then.

    I’m dropping weight.
    Like you, I’m just tired of not fitting into all the cute clothes I could wear a mere 2 years ago.

  3. Hi Ms. Holcomb,

    I hope this isn’t too personal, but can you share some of the symptoms of Insulin resistance? I think I might be in the same position, but every time I go to the doctor, they always say I’m “fine”.


  4. My first two symptoms were facial hair and a weird weight gain with fat distribution around my midsection and stomach. If you’re a woman with facial hair, there’s a very strong likelihood that you have some type of insulin problem.

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