Unlike our supremely stupid government – whooops, bit of politics! – my plans are working and not hurting. I have measured my waist this lovely Saturday morning and it appears to have shrunk a bit more. About another quarter of an inch in a week. So three quarters of an inch in three weeks. Thus I hope to hit a full inch (or three centimeters if you prefer) in my first month. An inch a month would be fab. I need to get my waist down to 35 (89 centimetres) or less for health reasons. So I am nearly a quarter of the way.
I won’t however be weighing in till March 6th when I need to visit the doctor’s for a test. May as well get weighed on same scales as before. I was 15 stone 4 pounds, 97 kilos, (height is 5’7/1.70m) when I began this regime so I am hoping for a few pounds/kilos off at the next weigh-in. I don’t mind how little has come off. So long as something has. I am after a slow, steady, reduction here. One that I can maintain and keep up. And keep off. I’m very overweight with a BMI of 33. Which is officially obese – yikes! If I can get below 30 sometime this year, that will be good.
A BMI of just under 30 can be achieved if I get my weight down to 13 stone 9 pounds or 86 kilos. Which to me still sounds very fat and overweight but it’s a bit under two stone to lose so feels achievable this year. And achievable goals is what this is all about. To be merely overweight, I have to lose 23 pounds, or 10 kilos.
Not just about weight
However this diet/new eating plan has always been about far more than weight loss. I want to stabilise my blood sugar so I don’t have massive highs and lows and I want to improve my health, skin tone and energy levels. And thus far I have to say, it’s working. I am sleeping better (something I was told might happen with Paleo) and I do have more energy. This morning, a Saturday, I got up at 7.30 and cooked a full English breakfast for two. I expect to do the same tomorrow. I feel very alive, vibrant, healthy and happy.
Course it might all be psychological but who cares? It’s working. As is the need to report it to my public – even if that’s only a handful of people, so what? It’s probably the same number who attend a regular slimming group and that’ll do for me.
Hope it’s inspired you to give it a go too. It really is proving thus far to be a lovely way to lose weight, slowly but enjoyably. I never feel hungry. Never feel deprived. And I don’t miss bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, crisps, biscuits or cake. I think instead of all the lovely things I can eat. That list is far longer and far lovelier!
What’s your BMI?
Why not have a bit of fun messing about with the figures to see where your BMI is and what weight you need to be to get it right. And yes, I know BMI isn’t everything. But it’s something.
Have a good weekend.