Friday, 10 December 2010

The heat is on

Today is the first day of my going back to the 4 day motivation thing. I'll modify it a bit, but basically, I have to weigh below a line of a graph in order to buy coffee at the supermarket, or go and see a film (although I'm allowed to see a film every 3 months even if I don't). This is the method I started way back over a year ago. I've only lost 10kg, it's not much is it?

Every day the weight I should be drops by 100g (although it slows down later on). That's not a lot, with diet and exercise I should be able to make it. In terms of exercise, I plan to swim Monday - Friday (on the weekends, the pool is too crowded) and later on in the day, go for a run. The swim will be 30 lengths (25 metres a length), and the running would be 30 minutes. I can modify these if they are too hard, or too easy. I've come across a food idea that's been floating about in my head for a while. What is it like eating the same thing day after day? I've been doing this on and off for about 3 weeks, and I have to say that it's a lot easier than I thought it would be. I have learnt to 'trust' the food that I've chosen, I know that unless I am exceptionally tired, I won't be too hungry (tiredness makes me hungry) I can make it through the day without a need for additional food.

I don't find repetitive food boring, so that's good. It really doesn't bother me. I know that not everybody can do this, but variety in food has never been an issue for me.

I realise that I haven't really lost any weight in the last 3 months, so I'm aiming for goal at the 2nd year anniversary of starting to lose weight: 3 September 2011. That's achievable. Today my weight is 84.075kg. I'll be posting updates on how I'm going, both with food and exercise.

Oh by the way, the 90 day challenge in the gym was a fizzer, I made it to about 10 days. I've decided to let my gym membership lapse, and only be able to swim at the pool. I won't miss the gym, I didn't really enjoy it, I only used the elliptical and the treadmill, and I only went to an exercise class twice in 6 months.