I’ve had to face facts. But first I’ve had to face fat. The fat man in the mirror.
I remember once sniffing at someone who stated that he’d let himself go until he was 35 and then repair the damage. “What a fool”, I thought. Now I’m that fool.
There are a host of reasons and justifications and genuine limitations that I’ve turned over a thousand times in my head and that means there won’t be a return to c200 miles a week on the bike. I’m glad I had those days, and I miss them, but I’ll come to accept that loss and move on.
But the most direct way to address this is still within my control: what I consume. Previous attempts have shown good results from:
1. The infamous idave diet – summary here, though copyright is with
Dave Smith and RST: http://www.jamesrichmond.com/misc/iDaveDiet-RST.pdf
2. Intermittent fasting – more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting
1. idave diet six days a week. Cake blowout on the seventh.
2. Of the six days a week, two to be 600cal fasting days.
3. For other reasons this is the biggest long term question mark, so I’d rather do more than I’m doing (nothing), but less than I did. I think I’ll do some walking. And maybe a little light gym work with the odd ride at the weekends.
Timescale? Yesterday, obviously. Realistically, around October 2013. But that’s less important than the end result: thinner, lighter, healthier. I’d like to get to a place where I can relax the dietary restrictions a little, but still use them to maintain weight.
Why write what I already know? I need to go back to the genesis of a commitment and have it stare back at me, as the fat man did looking back out of the mirror.