It isn’t very exciting for you to read about, and it definitely isn’t very exciting for me to do, but I’m now officially trying to lose some weight.
The lead-up time to actually doing this has been lengthy – at least 4-5 months – but, you know: Christmas, winter, birthday, etc. All those things conspired to put me off.
Well, now they’re past and it’s time to get (reasonably) serious. I’ve joined a charity weight loss challenge at work, part of a team called SupercalorieflabelasticXXLedonuts (my name – rather proud of it), downloaded some exercise apps on my phone, and – much to the Lovely Melanie’s amusement – I’ve bought Paul McKenna‘s Hypnotic Gastric Band book.
Why the book? I’m fascinated to see if it will work, frankly. Can something so apparently simple actually make a difference? Well, let’s see…
I hate gyms and playing almost all sport, so the phone apps are to give me some simple and convenient exercises to do at home, whenever I have a few spare minutes. I don’t want to join a gym or go out running, but if I can get into the habit of doing some exercises while, say, waiting for the kettle to boil, that can only help, right? Plus, I do genuinely enjoy walking, so maybe I can persuade the family to walk more and to walk to places for pleasure. Maybe.
My diet will also be changing a bit – not a lot, just a bit. Last time I did this (before the girls were born) it was relatively simple to reduce my portion sizes, eat fewer biscuits (my persistent nemesis – biscuits and a cup of tea…) and do less snacking.
I stood on the scales yesterday for the start of the charity weight loss challenge thing and was found to 14 stone 5 lbs (I was relieved to be under 15 stone!)
So let’s see how far my unique combination of soft exercise, cutting edge hypnotherapy and shoe leather get me…