Righto, here goes, I've been at this now for about 6 weeks, I think I spent 2 months looking into it, reading books, watching the clips that had been put up before finally biting the bullet.
My plan was to lose weight and get fitter, however I was going to be sensible, so 3 weeks of just the diet change, then add in swimming, and this week I have added cycling back in, no running as my knee is shot, I may take up skating though!!
So, last weekend was 48 hours off the diet as I was away for my wedding anniversary, although I didn't do to bad, struggling to get back with it a little but its getting easier now 4 days in.
At the moment I have lost 33lbs, there is a lot to lose though after numerous medications and steroids for the knee pain caused a huge amount of weight gain over 2 years, this weeks cycling was good fun, swimming is improving, knee is settling down as well, not as many mood swings and the foods great, just still need to break habits such as looking in cupboards when I'm not hungry.
It is working for me, I'm finding more and more recipes and foods to eat, more energy and I can tell when I eat something I shouldn't, aiming to shift a further 25 lbs before Christmas which seems a lot but with the additional training coming in I think this can be done, just over 2lbs per week, which should make the biking easier and the swimming faster in the New Year, then I am aiming to do Windermere Tri and then retire for good, but keep the fitness and lifestyle changes
I've been looking into this, and have started playing with it, well, cutting carbs, similar to what I did for my IM training in 2013, really cut back on the carbs, and lost weight whilst training, back in the bad habits now but have started changing in the last 10 days, the thought of eating a high fat diet is perplexing me and giving me issues, the cutting of carbs isn't giving me any issues. Plus I tend to eat chicken and protein and I think it is the thought of cutting that back that is causing me more issues.
Breakfast this morning was Bacon x 2 rashers, scrambled eggs with butter and cheese, not eaten since and feel full
I had a great day, up at 5am, bacon and eggs, head to the Bike course to marshall, set up on the A6 in Whittle Le Woods, scream and cheer every competitor, ring the cowbell, extra screams for the pirates and people I knew, oh and direct traffic, 99.7% of which were really nice and cool, a couple of dickheads, one who stopped to complain that I had held him up, yet after his discussion with me I reminded him he was held up for 5 minutes instead of the 30 seconds I had slowed him down for.
Thanks to Darren who lived near my marchalling post, who supplied me with coffee and loo facilities, and to the lady fresh out of church that also supplied coffee, lovely, then the moment where Tim stopped to ask me to post on Facebook that he was going to make cut off, the realisation I hadn't seen Holgs, but I had seen a very beaten up Chris Wild, who looked like he had been in a cement mixer.
The the last hour screaming at people and telling them the average MPH they needed to make the cut off, not sure if this helped but I think a lot of them made it through.
The a dash home to change and onto the run course to scream and clap some more, bruised hands from clapping so much, I watched the last people across the line and some more just after cut off. I missed Tim, didn't know about his injuries, next year Tim, smash it then, in all a great day to be out cheering on friends.
Injured knuckles from the cowbell, sore hands from clapping and a lack of voice.....I've already volunteered for next year