…by which I mean translating my apathy towards my weight/weightloss into something worthwhile and usable as a motivator.
Having given it some thought — and thank you to those who shared your own weight dilemmas, experiences, etc; I know weight is a very personal issue for many — I have decided to work on the following:
- Self-control: I do not need to eat an entire pack of biscuits. 1-2 is just fine.
- Less carbs: I don’t believe in cutting out whole food groups from the diet, but I live off carbs. Potatoes, pasta, cake, etc. Replace with more veg. (Aiming for 8 fruit+veg portions a day instead of usual 5?)
- More exercise: it’s easy to justify eating how I want because I walk to work (~2 miles) every day, but clearly my input is greater than calories burned and as I’m likely to fail on points 1 and 2, this is crucial.
I’m very concious about not making a big deal about this, a) because that will just set me up for failure because I’ll cave under pressure; and b) because I think dwelling on the F word will only serve to fuck up Isabel’s perception of weight, health, body image etc.
All that said, I bought the Wii Fit Plus package, and having weighed myself realised I weigh about 3st less than I did pre-Isabel. Ouch.