Friday, May 8, 2015
A whole kilo!
With help from Joe, I started a weight-loss diet last July. I went on a diet of Joe's devising. He has weight issues himself so is knowledgeable about such things. The diet worked. I lost ten kilos up to December. But then, with the help of Christmas, I plateaued. I couldn't stick with the system rigorously enough to lose any more weight.
So lately I have been experimenting with a system that takes into account how things work for me personally. I have always been a TWO meals a day person. I normally don't need lunch. Anne tells me that her son Warren is the same. Just breakfast and dinner are enough.
The big danger, however, are snacks, particularly late-night snacks. And I have long been a big drinker of softdrink. Joe is addicted to flavoured milk and I am addicted to softdrink. So our vices are similar. So what I have been doing is cutting back on the snacks and the drinks. And by cutting out nearly all of that I am making progress. Last week I lost half a kilo -- and my scales tell me this morning that I have lost a WHOLE kilo this week. That is the most I have ever lost in one week so I feel I should celebrate -- maybe a caramel malted milk! (Just kidding).
I was in fact so surprised at what my electronic scales said this morning that I had to get out my little torch and shine it on the readout to make sure I was not misreading it! No wonder my strides have been tending to fall off in the last few days!
So I have two good meals a day, which I enjoy, and I can still lose weight! It's very simple and could make me rather envied by some, I imagine. But it would be unlikely to suit many other people -- maybe Joe. He has been trying something similar. And one of my meals this week was a Mosburger with chips and peach tea! Very yummy. Japanese know how to make hamburgers -- and much else besides. Mosburgers have umami.