Like most men over 25 (houns excepted), I eschew the mirror as far as manly possible.
But last night I caught sight out of the corner of my eye of a weeble-shaped blob, sitting on the edge of the bed puffing as he pulled his socks on.
This is not good I thought.
Sure enough, tip-toed onto the scales this morning and when the overload lights stopped flashing I clocked a
magnificent sizeable 97.4Kg.
This is worse, thought I.
I can't carry this off with the 'ol "but I'm 6'4" so it's to be expected".
*divides by height squared, counts toes, counts rolls of belly fat, carries the one*
My BMI has tipped into 26+, and at 38 if I don't get a handle on this, it's not going to drop back down again any time in the next 38 years.
I confess I've let myself go. Hardly ridden the bike in 9 months, using the excuse of "other projects" to dodge the inevitable.
I'd like to get back down to 85Kg ish, a BMI of 22. Admittedly a figure not seen for probably nearly 10 yrs.
First hour on the bike this morning - will aim to do the same each day, will trim the diet to salads and cold meats for lunch, and veg and meats for dinner, I rarely snack but will make sure its none. And will try and keep away from breads, rice, pasta and spuds. Dropping ale intake will be the hardest thing.
How much weight loss over how long is reasonable to aim for? Id like to set some kind of target for 60 days time when we go on summer hols. There will be graphs involved.