I recently went to the hospital for a few tests. Unfortunately the diagnosis was not great. I have problems with my liver from being bad and eating and drinking the wrong foods and beers etc.
You know the ones I’m talking about don’t you? The same ones you eat and drink. Yeah, those ones.
The worse bit is that my bad decisions left my liver scarred (cirrhosis). Now I am banned from alcohol, fizzy drinks and fatty foods. And if I don’t change, I will most likely die a lot earlier than my alloted 3 score and ten.
Well, erm, what do I do with that kind of information? I will tell you what I would do. Exactly what I did do, same as you. I undertook to change my life for the better. I have 3 very good reasons, at home, why I get up each and every day. There is nothing more important than my family. I have to get healthier
This is not a detox, not some prissy New Year’s resolution to me. This is life and I suppose death. So if I am doing the right thing then I am happy with myself. I can look you in the eye and be happy with myself.
I haven’t weighed myself recently but I know last time I did I was at 122kg. What I need to do now is tweak this plan. I really want to see myself permanently under 120kg. That means I have to do it nice and slowly. That’s how I got this way wasn’t it? I ate too much, got heavier, stayed that way for a while then did it all over again. So over last week I ate more salads, slept more, snacked less and who knows if it works then great. If not then next week and the week after and the week after that and so on, until this works I will have to ramp up the attitude towards green food. It’ll be more salads, less snacking and more sleep. Doing treadmill work is an incidental happy accident of this programme whereby I feel better each time I do some treadmill work, so I end up repeating the feel good factor by doing a bit more.
I don’t want to or need to lose weight quickly, I certainly don’t want rolls of loose fat lying around my body, making me look like some sort of giant croissant, I plan to do this slowly so I can shrink back along with my weight.
Well that’s my attitude. And my plan. What’s yours?