Ok I coming clean, I'm on a mission to loose some weight, and that's the understatement of the year.
blog from last year, basically it is a car racing event, held over three days, around the theme of 40s, 50s and 60s, the biggest fancy dress party ever. Anyway, this year was a great event, but I always have problems finding outfits for my bulk, I also watched a video playback of me Jiving with my good friend Tracy, she is so slim, it made me think of a ballerina trying to dance with a grizzly bear - I was not impressed with myself.
Then on the Monday we caught up with a couple of episodes of the Hairy Bikers Diet show, this really inspired me, if those guys could shed the pounds, in the job that they do, surely I could do the same without so much temptation constantly around me.
So Tuesday morning was the start of my mission! I downloaded the App for MyFitnessPal to my iPad and started counting my calories, I also went down to the gym at my office (yes I'm a lucky boy), weighed myself and the nice gym instructor measured my fat ratio, he has all the gizmos. So I am coming clean, I weighed in at a mega 132.1 kilos, that's over 20 stone in real money, and my body fat was 33%, I have never been so heavy - time to get serious.
The FitnessPal is a great App, I can see how many calories I am allowed each day, and has made me aware of what is good and what is bad. It keeps me on track, and in the first week, I lost 1.9 kilos, that gave me a lot of confidence.
The next thing I have done was buy the Hairy Dieters cookbook, there were some great ideas in the shows, and some great recipes in the book, for a bloke like me, I am not going to do the rabbit food route, I am not into slim fast, I like my food, and like the guys, I am not going to give up the things I like, I just am going to eat in a different way.
An example of the eating change, started with me thinking I need to give up my bacon sarnie in the mornings for a bowl of fruit and yoghurt, when I actually put the ingredients into the FitnessPal, I realised that the fruit was almost the same calorific value as the bacon sarnie, so I decided to give up the latte and keep the sarnie.
I will keep a regular blog going to let you know how I am getting on, I really need to get some photos for a before and after, I will do this soon. I will be happy for all the encouragement you can give, but keep the chocolate hob nobs!