I went for a 'Chronic illness' check up yesterday at my GP practice. Just another low budget 15 min. cursory once-over ; BP. heart-rate, weight, height etc. to gloss over the lack of proper aftercare thanks to Tory miserliness.
So the practice nurse wound up the session with advice on a healthy lifestyle, with questions like 'Are you eating plenty of fruit, fresh veg, & cooking meals rather than using those nasty ready meals, avoiding sugar & fatty foods and getting plenty of exercise each day ?
Fiction :- I'm nodding vigorously to all these and even throwing in a few positive extras.
Fact :- I've done lots of cabbaging for the past three months and, since Christmas, been pawing at those chocolates which I asked everyone not to buy me 'cause I can't stop eating 'til I feel sick.
Result :- Feeling disgusted and determined to shape up. I hate Winter but that's not a good enough excuse I know. I need to take responsibility for my own health and stop eating cr*p such as ready meals, cake and chocs.
So this is a confessional which, now I see in print, will hopefully take on an extra potency and urgency !!
Mitigation :- I've always, up until recently, eaten healthily with loads of fresh veg., fish, no red meat and no fatty or processed foods. Just got really low and a bit lazy this winter.
Anyone else got anything they'd like to own up to ?
Fatter Cat xxx