My Weight Loss With MyFitnessPal.com Is Slow At The Minute. But The Scale Is Still Going Down!
Today I weighed in at 209.2lbs down 0.8lbs from last week.
I didn’t expect to lose anything after only covering 14 miles last week but I focused more on my diet and it paid off.
I’ve been glancing back at my weight history on the Wiithings website and it had been following an upward curve in 2012. When your weight is increasing steadily it can be hard to admit it to yourself then you stop trying to eat better and it starts to creep up.
Similarly once you lose weight a few weeks in a row you get into the way of making better choices. You feel positively charged to keep your progress up.
The chart above started in January 2011 when I was 216lbs. I crashed down to 207lbs by February ever since then I’ve been going through cycles of gaining and losing.
It’s only now that I’ve hit a bit of consistency and it’s creeping ever downwards..
So Should I Feel Disappointed At A 0.8lb Weight Loss?
It would be easy to feel upset by a seemingly meagre 0.8lb loss particularly if I were to compare it to the contestants from ‘The Biggest Loser’ style shows were Tiffany from Albama loses 30lbs in the first week after finally shitting the 15 year backlog of dead animal out of her system.
Those shows don’t represent real life though.
I’ve no reason to be disappointed. I’ve put 2 weeks together of weight loss. I’m content with that. There’s nothing stopping me now making it 3 weeks in a row, aside from myself and my ferocious appetite.
My Diet Still Isn’t Great, But I’m Finally Finding A Balance Of Sorts.
This is my MyFitnessPal menu for yesterday. It’s fairly representative of my eating in general in the past few weeks.
I’ve been aiming to eat around 2,750 calories a day. I need 2,500 calories to maintain my weight and I walk 5 miles a day to work and back.
Am I Eating The Wrong Types Of Food For Running?
From time to time I receive emails from health experts lecturing me about how I should eat plenty of vegetables, tofu and lentils to make better progress.
Without meaning to offend anyone in particular, I don’t want to make ‘progress’ if it involves becoming a humourless Paleo cunt with a crewcut.
I’d rather fucking die now, than buy into the illusion that you’ll live forever if you eat only the foods you hate on an organic diet.
You might increase your life expectancy by a few years, but what’s the point in living for longer if you’re fucking miserable?
I’d rather celebrate life and eat the stuff I love and make a stab at creating my own diet, than blindly follow the advice of those I actively despise.
It might come at the risk of dying 5 years earlier, but is living to 80 really that better than 75? What the fuck are you gonna do with your life when you’re 75 anyway?
The chances are by that stage you’ll be praying for the Grim Reaper to saw your head off with his scythe.
On a more positive note.
I lost 0.8lb this week and I’m happy.