Monday, June 25, 2012
It's been a while. I've lost weight. I think I might have now reached my target weight, except I can't remember what my target weight was. But I've lost a significant amount of weight - and ironically, it happened when I wasn't trying. Three weeks ago I decided, quite simply, to start eating less. Not to lose weight - weight loss (although, thinking about it, the logical result of eating less) didn't even occur to me. I'd actually been reading about how eating significantly less increases the lifespan significantly. And I was also thinking about the fact that if I fast, I am much more alert, and was wondering if the same would happen if I started eating a lot less than normal. I thought it through, and wondered whether the 'significantly less' really was undereating, or if we eat so much in today's society that we consider overeating as normal eating. Anyway, I worked out a healthy, nutritious diet of three meals a day, which involved eating significantly less than I usually eat. And I found I did feel more alert and focused. And then, quite randomly, realised this week that I've lost weight. I'm also a lot more toned, because my job involves quite a bit of physical exertion. It makes me tired, but it is toning me up. Hadn't gone to the gym or done kettlebell swings in ages, but tried the other day, and found the 8kg kettlebell, that was a challenge before, was now easy, and I could attempt the 12kg.