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Weight Lifting - One Hundred Days - 001

Updated: Nov 10, 2018


Milk is the first casualty! I love my milk, but at the rate I consume it, I don't think there is any doubt it contributes to my weight.

If anyone would like to know what it's like to live inside the body of a fat, balding middle-aged man, feel free to come & talk to me, I'm an expert! How I got here, I have no idea. It really did creep up on me, like most changes in life. I didn't do anything dramatically different, I didn't change the amount of exercise I took or change my diet. In fact I probably have done more exercise in the last few years.

I'm getting older; I'm resistant to 'well-meaning' advice; I love sugar. Yes, that's the killer - the sweet tooth.

So how can I fix it? No idea really, but I'm going to try. You are welcome to come along for the ride. I promise not to give dietary 'advice' or tell you what you must do. Weight is a very personal issue & I do believe it is different for everyone. I intend to 'lift' around twenty kilos, if that's humanly possible. Oh, and I'm not going to give you any 'before and after' photos; not until the very end anyway & that depends on whether I get there!

I'm a great believer in traditional wisdom, like "a little of what you fancy does you good" & I'm not very receptive to so-called 'medical wisdom'. OK, so I'm a man, but the male perspective is quite misunderstood. People would have you believe that men avoid going to the doctor to their own detriment. Some do, but mostly we are pragmatic & don't wish to rub ointment into small wounds that we can self medicate for.

So when my doctor says my blood pressure is 'elevated', I say ok what can I do about it without taking any pills? Answer: exercise & weight loss… So here we are. At the start of a new chapter in my life. Over the coming days I'll let you know what I have decided to eat & not eat, and why. It's work in progress, so feel free to pitch in with suggestions & if I think they have merit, I may try them along the way.

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