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On the 24th January 2013 I started dieting again. This time the ‘Fast Diet (5/2)’*. This diet featured on BBC’s Horizon back in 2012, the presenter Dr Michael Mosley continues talking about the benefits at every opportunity. At the same time I started with the exercise again.
Any of my Twitter friends reading this will know I’ve tried many times over the years to shed a few pounds and I usually do shed a few pounds. However, last week I vowed to stop standing on the scales for a week. I’d got into that habit of weighing myself every day, not good.
This morning Tuesday 19th February), as I had promised myself, I stepped, gingerly, onto the weighing device.
On the 24th of January I weighed 17 stone 3 pounds (109 kg / 241 lb), this morning the scales said 16 stone 1 pound (102.1 kg / 225 lb), that is a loss of:
1 stone 2 pounds (-6.9 kg / -16 lb) – In 26 days!*
I’m very happy with this, I’m about halfway to my weight-loss goal, I know it’s going to slow down now, the weight loss. But the diet won’t get any harder, the 5/2 concept is just so easy to follow.
To celebrate I’ve signed up for the local park run, I suspect the exercise IS going to get harder…
* If you want to investigate the Fast Diet look here: http://thefastdiet.co.uk/
* Seek medical advice before embarking on radical dietary changes, this diet doesn’t suit various medical conditions,supervision maybe required.
After six days off work I reached into the wardrobe this morning, bleary eyed, to grab a pair of work trousers. Pulling out my favourite office pants, the now button-less ones, I popped them on. The button issue doesn’t matter as the flaw it is hidden by a well placed belt buckle.
Feet, calves, thighs presented no problem, however once over my arse I was sporting v-neck trousers, these mothers ain’t ever going to ‘fasten’.
Declaring it dress down Thursday I donned a pair of jeans and headed off to the office.
The thing is I’m off work for ten days, working just the Thursday (today – day 7) before a long weekend. This brings me to an annoying trait (yes, just one of many), I have a tendency to diet during holidays; diet and exercise. I guess this may categorise me as a comfort eater because I clearly stuff my face the rest of the time.
I’m beginning to think the ‘diet during holidays’ thing is possibly an urban myth. I know it’s the Easter holidays and as religious as I am (snort) I’ve adopted a very strict policy towards Easter eggs and quality control. Basically, if it’s out of round, break it up, recycle it, quickly :-/
All of this doesn’t bother me as of course there is always tomorrow for dieting, lets face it, I’ve got three days off, I’ll easily get back into those work trousers before rejoining my work mates. I am in the office today as part of a tiny skeleton (ha!) staff. I sit here in my jeans answering the phone as “Jabba speaking”, no one will ever know the proportions I reached.
There are three of us in the office instead of fifteen, turns out we are ordering chip shop lunch, this maybe my last meal before the next diet.
What of my trousers? It seems Buttonside and Holeside won’t be getting together for a reunion anytime soon…