Yes. For those who don't really understand, Splenda is the name of an zero calorie artificial sweetner, and Getrim is a low calorie meal replacement drink, details of which will follow.
That is how serious I have been about losing losing weight. At the doctor's office in September 2010, after having a baby and fracturing both of my feet, I was terrified of stepping on the weighing machine. I think it showed a whopping 100.8. Man where had all that come from? At that time, I was still recovering from the Caesarean section and fighting with constant pain and sweeling in both my feet. The doctor said: "It's a trap. Your feet will heal slower because of your weight. And to lose weight, your feet are not strong enough for exercise. " Those words nearly killed me.
Nearly a year later, today's weigh in showed 85.7 kg. Going by the measure of BMI, It still is classified as obesity for my height. But I have nearly 15 kg less to lose to get to my target weight.
So I have replaced Spelnda for sugar in my morning tea. I was really apprehensive about doing it. But since I don't like my tea too sweet, it took just a wee bit of getting used to. Now after 5 days, I am totally alright with it.
This morning I opened the box of getrim that was sitting in my kitchen the last two days. The last time, I tried the vanilla variant. I drank it everyday for about 5 days. Then I started feeling nauseous every time I saw the box. So, I have made two changes this time. First I bought the choco mocha flavour and have decided to replace a meal with it once every few days, when I feel I don't have the time or ideas or ingredients to cook up a healthy meal. Today is day one. I had it at about 9.30a.m., and am not starving until now. Lunch time is in about 30 minutes. So, I think the satiety level is good. Just have to suck up to the not-so-good taste.
Alright.That's the update for now. Watch this space for the lovely things about weight loss and healthy eating.