I Missed Out On My Weight Loss Target For January But I Am Slowly Getting Better With Dieting And Running!
I failed to meet my ultimate weight goal of 205lbs by February but I lost weight again this week and ended up at 207.5lbs, down 4 pounds since the start of January.
It’s been a good week and month but I’ve still given into ‘junk’ food a little too often.
This was to be expected as Monday was my birthday and the guys in work bought me a chocolate cake which was delicious and I felt no guilt in destroying two pieces of it quickly.
But it doesn’t matter how many times I’ve given in to ‘bad food’ over the course of the month, it’s more about my response on a day by day basis.
What I’ve learnt is that there’s no such thing as ‘healthy eating’. There’s just ‘healthy’ responses that you can take to past behaviour. For example if you’ve had 2 bits of cake and are angling for a third, the third bit of cake won’t bring any joy and it’s often best left to someone who will enjoy it.
If you eat bad tonight, then there’s nothing stopping you making amends for it tomorrow. But you can help yourself by having a 9″ pizza instead of a 12″ one now.
Simple shit like that. Common sense.
It’s the little things that ultimately add-up.
On Monday night I made the awful fucking mistake of watching a programme here in the UK called “Embarrassing Bodies” which is fronted by a cynical frontman called Dr Christian who ridicules fat people for a living.
Good work if you can get it admittedly.
It was a terrible show. Dr Christian, as a self-appointed spokesman for vaguely-overweight Britain, dismissed each morbidly obese person with the words “Eat more salad and no junk food you cunt.”
Now this might sound like obvious and well grounded advice, but the reason why his advice is shit is that most fat people will follow a healthy diet for a few weeks, tire of it and go back to eating junk.
I tried that shit many times when I was obese and it just led to me feeling more like a failure. If you tell someone that they can’t eat KFC ever again and that they must continue to eat only healthy organic food until they die, then 99 out of 100 times they will crack and return to how they were before.
I only found some level of success by eating a little less junk and moving a little bit more.
It’s not rocket science.
But Dr Christian and his ilk have no interest in disseminating truly helpful information.
Without a fat fucking Britain he has no audience.
But Aside From My Eating, Running Has Been Going Well!
I’ve been running for longer on more hills and at a slightly faster pace.
It hasn’t been plain sailing though as I’ve felt down quite a lot this week without really knowing why.
Still, I ran 8.76 miles at a 9:48 pace at 5:40am this morning. On Wednesday I ran 9.06 miles at a 9:53 pace. I am actually getting better for once!
I will run another 8 miles tomorrow and another 14 miles+ on Sunday.
If I keep this going for another 9 weeks then I’ll be more than fine for Paris.
I just can’t let up. And I won’t!