It’s been awhile since I’ve written about my weight loss attempts, because frankly I haven’t even been trying lately. Blame the Queen (for all the long weekends). Blame the weather (for all the energy-draining pisstastic weather). Blame Rich (for the wedding).
Mostly though, blame me.
I don’t really know why I do this. I do something that works to reduce my mass, but then after I start succeeding, I give up before I can actually succeed. There’s definitely a pattern to it – just check out this graph of my weight over the last year.
There is an 11kg (25lb or nearly 2 stone) difference between my lowest weight (the first “YAY”) and my highest (the “WTF”) during the last year. Why did I a) stop doing what I was doing to drop the weight and b) wait until I was so much heavier again before trying to do something about it?
I think if I can figure that out, not only will I finally get to a healthy weight, but I’ll also stop hanging out in my overdraft (I honestly believe that whatever it is that drives me to avoid weight regulation also drives me to avoid budgeting).
In the meantime, I’m gonna try again. It’s all I can do, right? Pick up where I am and try again. So far this week, what I’m doing is working. Here’s the graph for this week.
I’m pretty pleased with myself. I’m down 3.5kg (nearly 8 pounds) in four days. I completely understand that I can’t maintain that pace, but as long as it keeps dropping, I’m happy.
So what am I doing? I’m basically following the advice in Timothy Ferriss’ book “The 4 Hour Body“. Again. It’s how I lost a bunch of weight at the beginning of 2011, before I gave up (WHY WHY WHY?) at the end of April and went back to my old lifestyle.
The advice in that book may not be for everyone, but it does work for me. When I follow it, I mean. Obviously. Which I hope to keep doing this time. I would still like to get to my goal weight by the end of the year. To make that happen, I have to be a bit more dedicated.
So… here’s to being a bit more dedicated for the second half of 2012. I’ll try to blog more about my progress, what I’m doing to make it work (or what is getting in the way of making it work) and hopefully – by 31 December 2012 – I’ll be celebrating being a healthy weight for the first time in my life since childhood. Wouldn’t that be grand?