Monday, June 17, 2013
While I was on holiday, I bought a copy of The Spark Solution, and today is Day 1 - the first day I follow the plan. I've read the book, I've done the shopping, I've prepared my family. I know I can't keep doing what I was doing because - despite months of effort - I'm just not losing any weight. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of non-scale victories and I'm stronger than I've been in a very long time. I can walk for hours, I can carry my grandson, I can even iron, but that scale is just not moving. (Momentary digestion: after writing "that scale is just not moving" I had an image of a Disney-style scale sprouting legs and toddling across the tiles.)
Anyway, I'm going to give it my best effort even though there are some aspects of the plan I'm not very comfortable with. It has WAY more processed, pre-fabricated food than I'm used to, and a whole lot more meat, especially red meat than I ever eat. Also there is a big emphasis on eating pork products that I really don't like. (Of course, I'm substituting for the pork products.)
According to the book, for two reasons, I should be eating fewer than 1500 calories a day: 1) I am over 50 and post-menopausal; and 2) I am only 5'2". Given these facts of life, a more realistic weight loss goal for me is one (not two) pounds a week, the author says. Never mind. Slow and steady wins the race.
So. Two-thirds of the way through day one and I'm...trying. I'm committed to doing this STRICTLY for two weeks at least. Wish me luck.