As of last night, I now weigh somewhere just south of 94 kilograms. That’s 10 kilos less than my record weight of 104 (I know you can do the maths, but it’s nice to see lots of numbers here). I’ve had to change the hole in my belt that I use, and my shirts are all fitting better.
I know you are all thinking “so, Ian, what’s the secret to your success?”
So as not to disappoint, I give you the four things I have done to drop that weight:
4. Drink water
Lots of water. I have a bottle on my desk and I drink from it constantly – then I fill it up and drink some more. I’m probably drinking about two litres of water a day. This helps me not to snack so much, and I think it flushes excess stuff out of my body at the same time.
3. Increase your exercise level
I got Wii Fit for my birthday, and have proceeded to use it infrequently*. I’ve also been walking to work from Central, rather than Wynyard (the closer station). It’s about 15 minutes longer, and (apparently) walking an extra hour per week (I only go into the office Monday to Thursday) is helping me lose weight.
2. Buy a house
Property is expensive, and the money you spend on it has to come from somewhere – in our case, we have been eating cardboard boxes, and licking the backs of stamps for dessert.
I’m lying through my teeth there – we have been eating fine, but we have been having less chocolate and smaller serves of meat, and less calories = less weight**.
I used to take leftovers to work for lunch every day. Lately I have been taking sandwiches*** instead. Now I’m not having two main meals each day, there is a whole lot less of me.
*Maybe just thinking about using it is helping…
** I realise there is more to weight loss than your calorie intake, but it obviously has some impact.
***Peanut butter and Vegemite sandwiches. Of course.
RodeoClown: 97.76% the man he used to be