Behold! The Devil incarnate.
I’ve been having a few lower back pains and in the past this has been a sign that I’m carrying too much weight. I’ve known for a while that I’m too heavy, but it was an acceptable amount of excess baggage!
Now, it’s getting worse. When I weighed myself I discovered that I’m a 1/4 stone over what my normal average weight is, which is around 13 1/2 stone.
This means that I’m now officially the fattest I’ve ever been and I don’t like it.
I’m not blaming anyone for it, I know I’m the only one I can point a finger at, in fact I do, every time I look in a mirror. This morning, as I was performing my normal ablutions I looked at myself and the spare tyre I’m carrying and I literally pointed my finger at my reflection and cried “j’accuse!”
I’m therefore, now on a low fat diet. I’ve replaced my mid morning snacks with fruit. Chocolate is banned. On my way to class this morning I popped into my local supermarket and bought a bunch of bananas and a pack of 16 sea food sticks. They’re very low in fat. I will nibble on these instead of the fruit and cereal bars that I normally have mid morning.
The bananas will serve as a replacement for the sweet I normally eat after my lunch. I must, however, resist the temptation of eating more than one.
According to internet sources, an average male’s calorie intake is approx 2500 a day. I’m sure that I eat much less than this anyway. But according to an internet diet calculator, to lose the weight of approximately 2 pounds per week I have to restrict my calorie intake to 1,242, carbohydrates to 170.8gm per day, protein to 46.58gm per day and fat to 41.40gm per day.
Not sure how I’m going to do this, but will give it a go. I’m not used to counting everything I eat, but half the battle is breaking habits!
The biggest battle I have to fight is the one against the brown Devil pictured above! I have a very sweet tooth.