Friday, February 01, 2013
I have lost about 5 pounds in the past 6 months. I had lost about 35 in the previous year. Obviously, I need to rethink what I am doing. In the year where I lost about 35 pounds---which is enough to satisfy me--I followed no diet. I just ate less of everything and I tried to be rational about trigger foods. It worked fairly well. Those trigger foods seemed less appealing and then seemed destructive and finally seemed vaguely repulsive. I got into good habits of exercise.
I think I must return to basics and forget about the razzle-dazzle self-righteousness of going vegetarian or going low-carb. I will lose weight if I focus more on staying on the low end of my calorie allotment spectrum and if I continue to try to do more at the gym. I need to forget about most of those diet books and not try to refine my program.
I've got a belly to diminish. I'm not going to call it wheat belly or beef belly or potato belly or Buddha Belly or Lapsang Souchong Belly or Bacchanal Belly or Bannock belly.
Let's just call it Belly and try to focus on making it less jiggly, less Dickensian, less Santa Clausian and move on with my diet. I need to just do it and not read about it. I need to return to common sense and not look for a Diet Doctor to whisper Svengali-like promises. Spark Away! I'm heading for a major goal and I don't want anything to impede my progress.
Thank you all for your comments!