Yet again I am stunned that I have lost another kilogram during the week. I am actually finding all this pretty easy to be honest. I am aware that there are somethings I am having a lot less of. Alcohol has always been a problem with me especially when I’m playing bass with my band which normally involves a lot of shots and beer.I’ve pretty much reduced this to no shots and 2 pints maximum while I’m playing. Last Sunday I had an extra half of lager whilst I was packing up. My red wine consumption is probably down to half of what it was, so all in all I’m doing a lot less booze.
My rate of losing weight has decreased slightly to -1.3kg/week which I’m OK with. I am aware I need to step up my activity and try and control the booze a little bit more too. If I can continue this rate I should be getting very near my goal in just 10 weeks time. 10 weeks time is around Christmas so if I can hit my goal by the New Year that will be a great way to start 2017.
I’m definitely aware of everything I eat now – really, everything. In the video I calculated the SmartPoints value for 2 slices of this Harry’s Beau & Bon bread. I hadn’t had my breakfast when I made the video, so the plan was going to be to have a boiled egg and 2 slices of toast with Marmite. This would have come out as 6 SmartPoints in total, which I considered a little bit too excessive, so I decided to just have the toast and Marmite. I believe it’s these kind of decisions and tracking absolutely everything that has helped me lose 6.5kg in 5 weeks.
I was just thinking about the old imperial UK measurements that many people still use; 6.5kg would be 1 stone in ‘old money’, which is quite a milestone (excuse the pun).