I see, hear and read about so many people who go on a diet to lose weight and fail. They try all sorts of things, but fail each time. My theory is that many folks fail not because they set their goal too high (well OK, low in the case of weight), but, like the story of tortoise and the hare, they go hammer and tongs at it for a short time, don’t get quick results, and get disillusioned and quit.
So, I’m not going to go down that road. I’m just going to keep making an effort to follow that Daily Telegraph diet – ‘Eat Less, Move More’.
I’m doing fairly well on the first part. I’ve stopped eating the blueberry muffins at the airport coffee shop, and am even more resolved not to buy them in future, when I found out that they’re a whopping 500 calories each!
I’ve not had a Full English Breakfast all last week, or even over the weekend. Nope, I’ve eaten scrambled egg or oatmeal instead.
Dinner time, I’ve been good and eaten more salad, and cut out the potatoes.
Less red meat, more fish.
Now, it can’t be all work and no play, so Saturday evening, with two days off work ahead of me, was spent in the local pub, where I had ham, egg and chips, and a few glasses of beer. Should I feel guilty about that? I don’t think so, because as long as I’m sensible for the rest of the week, a day off the new regime doesn’t hurt in my view. I’m not suddenly going to regain any weight lost with one evening at the pub.
On Sunday, we had a traditional roast, but not a great deal else to eat all day, so although I find it better to eat two or three smaller meals than one large one (and I know that’s recommended by doctors and nutritionists alike), I found I was full for the rest of the day.
It’s the ‘move more’ bit I have trouble with.
I’m not really a couch potato armed with a remote. I practically never watch TV. However, I do spend way too much time online, reading, and working in Lightroom. Right now, I’ve a backlog of photos to catalog and process, and then I really must get out and do more photo-walking instead of processing!
Not having a car helps to a point, as I have to walk on those short trips, such as to the local stores. Going further afield, I at least have to walk to the bus stop!
Talking of walking reminds me that I have to do that now – walk to the local stores.
More to follow.
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