Right, so now we’ve established I need to lose a stone and hold it for 30 days, we have to work out how to do it.
Well the first important thing is to be actually able to measure my weight! I don’t actually own any any bathroom scales so some of Ebay’s cheapest scales are on the way.
Now a slight problem is that I find the whole losing weight culture thing very annoying and self facing. It’s almost like it’s parodying itself. Joining the weight-losing establishment I will not be.
I’m quite lucky that my general eating habits are quite sparse – usually just lunch and tea. I plan to keep this. Keeping habits I’ve honed over the years will mean I’m happier. Happiness and willpower are very important.
As a result of this, somehow my stomach isn’t as sensitive to hunger as other people. I’m sure this is partly due to my body always having enough stored up energy to power a small car, but not having to fight off raging hunger 3+ times a day must be somewhat of a blessing…
I’ve never really got into a snacking culture, so not eating that Mars Bar? I didn’t have it in the first place… Fizzy drinks? I drink a fair amount of Diet Coke which one can criticise for a wide variety of reasons, but calories is not one.
I need to watch out on Alcohol related calories, but I’m hardly a heavy drinker, so this is probably just a matter of being aware of it.
Basically I’ve put on weight through massive portions of lots of carbohydrates and relatively sporadic exercise. So to beat it, I’m planning to reverse this. Don’t eat loads of carbohydrates and do lots of exercise. We’ll see.
Some of the things that make me sad is that I’m going to have to scale back my tomato consumption. Tomatos are, in my opinion, one of the best additions to any dish, ever. This isn’t going to go away, I’ll just need to be more creative and eat much smaller amounts of tomato awesomeness.
I have lots of running and swimming and walking lined up.
Any suggestions on how to make this process as not-annoying-as-possible would be welcomed… and I mean annoying for other people, I’m fairly resigned to it really.