okay, I’m 19.5 stone, which was not nice to find out, and I’ve never actively tried to lose weight before.
I drink up to 20 pints of cider a week, snack on crisps and some chocolate plus crap like pepperami all the time, and my only excercise is wal;king the dog.
Pretty shite, eh?
I may be off base, but I figure the key to shedding some weight will be to just do less of the bad stuff and more of the good stuff. Simple maths, surely.
So the plan, if I can stick to it, is this:
1 - Give up the cider. It’s a killer, weight wise and I know I drink too much or it. I don’t fancy giving up alcohol altogether, so will be taking it in shots with juice or Diet Coke.
2 - No shitty snacks. Instead I have lower calorie health bars, which I like the taste of. If I really want to have a crispy snack it’ll b e something like Quavers, whiuch are about 85 calories a pack, and no more than 1 a day. Also, I find cup a soup a filling snack.
3 - No late night crap. After working late I have been known to pick up some kebab meat or sausage and chips, even when I don’t feel hungry. It’s purely for comfort after a busy night, and it will stop. If I am genuinely hungry I can make a sandwich or toast when I get home (I only have Marmite or similar on them).
4 - Excersise more. No brainer, right? Thing is, excersise is hard! I have just bought a Nintendo Wii and will di the fitness games and the like on that, and it’s also good for keeping track of the time spent on it and weight lost. Even if I just play a non fit game (I bought a few for fun),m I reason that I’m standing up playing that rather than sitting down watching the box. At work (I have a shop) I have a stool that’s about a foot and a galf high, and I will be using it for stepping, at first going for just ten minutes a day (maybe two 5 minute goes). It may not sound much but it doesn’t half make your thighs ache!
It’s all very non scientific, but if in the end I am eating less calories, drinking less pints and excercising more then it can only be a good thing, right?
Oh, and football with other fat blokes once a week can’t hurt eitther.
here’s hoping, and I wish you ALL the best with your own plans