Those mythical regular readers will also have noticed a mysterious absence from Losing it lately. Yes, it’s been a while since the last weight report, hasn’t it? Checking my spreadsheet, I find that I stopped recording over two months ago, which is not at all good. I have stepped on the scale a few times since then, and the numbers have been getting progressively higher.
It’s not that I’m eating significantly more, or eating significantly differently, but my activity level has dropped. Well, plummeted would be more like it. Quite apart from not managing to get on the exercise bike or the rower, I’ve been lapsing from my usual walking routine. For some reason, I’ve been having trouble making myself walk to or from work lately. Now this is quite acceptable if it’s pouring with rain, or I’m just plain knackered, but this has been happening nearly every day. And the results are not at all good.
So, an anniversary (more or less) is a good point to try to make a new start. I’ll give myself some mild targets for the next week:
- Walk to work at least three days out of five
- Walk home at least three days out of five
- Post the dreaded weight figure daily, even if it’s horrible
- Attempt a minimum of two exercise bike sessions and post the details
Now that’s not too ambitious, so I should be able to persuade myself to keep that up. And if that works, I’ll gradually introduce more exercise, while keeping an eye on what I eat.
Stand by for more reports.
 Always set targets you stand a good chance of exceeding, that’s my motto