Welcome to this January’s #WeightLossWednesday, a monthly discussion about losing weight and staying healthy. As I explained last time, I have always been overweight and struggle to lose weight. Before Christmas, I seemed to have my shit together. I found my way into the mindset and stayed there. However, since mid-December and now into the new year, I appear to have misplaced my willpower.
It should be simple, should it not? To stick to five packs a day, with a wide variety of flavours, and drink plenty of water. At the end of the week, this will result in me losing weight and getting the result I want. So why am I struggling so much with it? Why am I finding it so bloody hard to stick to the plan?
I am calling this week a bit of a practice run. A practice run to help begin the process of losing weight… in fact, it looks like we will be in lockdown for the next six weeks, so plenty of opportunities to make a difference. Saturday will see me taking the photographs and the measurements and getting my head straight into the game.
It may help to outline my reasons for losing weight. So here they are.
- Dating. I’ll be honest; I would like to go on a date in 2021. It would be nice to start meeting other humans for potentially romantic reasons. Losing weight would help me feel more confident to do this.
- Hernia. My hernia is starting to gripe me now, and losing the weight will help me have it repaired more quickly. It’s not going to be until after COVID, but it needs to be done as soon as is humanly possible.
- Health. Yeah, this one does need to appear in here. Shouldn’t health always be a reason? I would love to wake up one morning and know that my foot definitely won’t hurt if I gain a pound or two.
These reasons are things that will keep me going… I need to get going first.