Well this is cool, every Friday I get on the scales and I’m kind of expecting to have lost about a kilogram. It’s usually more than that and in fact my average loss is currently 1.27kg per week. I’ve still got 12.4kg to go until I reach my goal. At this rate that would be 12.4/1.27=9.8 weeks until my goal weight of 70kg. This comes out as Friday December 9th, 2016. If this happens I will be amazed as at first I thought it was realistic to reach my goal by my birthday in April, then I thought New Year might be achievable, then Christmas and now I’m thinking that the start of the ski season might be feasible!
This last has been a very difficult one emotionally as my wife was hospitalised with a very serious illness. My usual temptation in situations like this is to drink copious amounts of alcohol and wallow in sadness. However, this time I decided that I owe it to my wife and children to be a strong and healthy Dad/Husband for them as they are certainly going to need me to be on the ball both mentally and physically. This makes the Weight Watchers plan even more important to me.
This week I decided to invest in a spiralizer for my fruit and veg. I bought this model from Inspiralized which seems to do the job very well. Courgetti – noodles made from courgettes – now feature a lot in my diet as a pasta substitute. I’ve also been spiralizing carrots and sweet potato too. I don’t think I have ever bought a sweet potato in my life, so that’s a new veg introduced into my diet already. The real joy of a spiralizer is that it can make food look much bigger than it really is, so psychologically you get satisfied quickly even though you are only eating mostly vegetables.