Pretty much everyone who is reading this has likely seen some of the vaccination stuff I’ve been doing.  I don’t want to write about that again, at least for now, because this is not a vaccination blog.  That wouldn’t be sufficiently chaotic.   However, I will ask that you go to http://redd.it/wd18j and vote up my article.  It’s getting a fair bit of attention, but a bit more won’t go astray.

This post is just a quick diet note.  In the first, admittedly fairly strict, two weeks of the diet I lost 4 kilos.  That’s half of what I want to lose, and I never got hungry.  I assume that I ate fewer calories and that some of the weight loss is fluid, but it’s pretty surprising to me.  I ate plenty.

It’s interesting.  I’ve spent a long time intending to do something about my slowing increasing weight.  I’d look at the scale in the morning and tell myself, in one of a range of tones of voice, that it’s time.  At any time I could have done something about it.  But I didn’t.  And now I’m doing something about it.  So what’s the difference between then and now.  Have I suddenly discovered a discipline gene?

I don’t think there is anything different.  In the past I put more energy into excuses and at the moment I’m not.  Nothing has changed except that now I’m losing weight and before I wasn’t.  Nothing.  And yet whatever that nothing is I’d love to be able to bottle it.

I’m sure you know what I mean.

By the way, my BMI is now 24, safely in the normal range.  My beach ball is intact, though tending towards basketball.  I’m sticking with this regime until I hit 75kg.  Then I’ll have to figure out how to stay there.

 

3 Responses to “Another weighty matter”

  1. Maybe sick of, bored of, listening to those voices?
    I heard today about 1/3 of Americans are obese A total of seventy-one percent are either obese and overweight.
    Australia’s not far behind.

  2. So what are you doing? I like how you “ate plenty”. Can I eat plenty and lose weight too? Please?

    • I chose the South Beach diet. It was an arbitrary decision based on the fact that I’ve got low iron and am trying to eat red meat along with my supplements. It’s fairly strict in the first two weeks (no fruit, bread, sugar, pasta, rice, and low fat/low calory everything else). But not hard. I used a bunch of their recipes that were quite edible. I didn’t go hungry – in fact some days I’m sure I overate. But somehow I lost 4 kilos. Go figure.

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