So it’s almost been a year.
I don’t know if I should laugh or be ashamed (or both)
It is amazing how months of dedication can be flushed down the toilet in a week or three and then derails you for almost a year.
I don’t know what got me to this point again – maybe it is the fact that we have moved up to the 3rd floor from the 1st at work and I huff and puff when I get to the desk, maybe it is due to friends that I have seen who have been unfit and overweight before and is now running half marathons and doing Karoo to Coast MTB races.
Maybe because another good friend got some bad news this week regarding his weight and cholesterol levels and he needs to start exercising and watching what he eats and it would be a good idea to have someone close by (and in real life) that knows what I’m up against.
Maybe it is that I enjoyed the response and support the previous time so much that I decided to start at the very beginning (cause it’s a very good place to start) *groan*
It might be most of it, but it also is because this time it has gone past any place I’ve been before.
I turned at about 165.
And that is frightening.
I am just over 2 years away from 40 – and that frontier I need to cross with the best chance I could give my body.
In a sense I have no choice – this time its gotto work.
So here I am like that miserable guy that rocked up at the AA meeting after he was sober for a year and then went on a binge session:
Hi – I am Fatguy and I’m about to be a loser (we all know AA is for quitters, so then this site must be for losers…)
I was thinking a little bit about this and this is where I stand:
The main things in my mind that made it fail last year could be a relapse in will power (especially in ‘out of the ordinary’ circumstances like holiday and such) and the fact that I now realize that reducing intake is only half of it. I need to increase the output. If I’m fit it should be easier to stay on track (and healthy)
So in that spirit I have finally bought me a mountain bike. As soon as I have figured out how to put my motorcycle’s soft seat on there I’ll be on my way
Actually – it needs a new seat but that will be sorted shortly and then from there I could start it slow and see where it takes me.
I might start with a duvet crammed into the back of my riding pants, but hey, it’s a start…
I have already weaned myself from double sized portions again (already 3kg’s down from where this started about a week and a half ago) and I am feeling motivated again.
I don’t know how regular the updates will be – probably again once a week on a Friday like in the past, but I will start a new graph as soon as I have three weeks of stats.
I am cautiously optimistic this time, but optimistic none the less.