March 11, 2011

I’m trying to get healthy. I’d like to be skinny, but have decided that healthy is probably more important, particularly in my job.

I’m trying to learn to run faster. I’m a bit of a plodder, a ‘One speed suits all’ kind of jogger, so I’d like to improve my time – just because I can.

I live in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Yes, it’s hot.

Yes, it rains a lot.

Yes, we have crocodiles.

No, I don’t keep one as a pet.

I’ve just realised that I would like to lose 20 odd kg. That’s an awful lot of weight for someone who doesn’t move weight easily. I’m inspired by someone who decided they really wanted to lose it two years ago, and despite losing 50lbs in that time, are only just now starting to realise that they’re doing it.

So if they can do it, so can I.

Little steps. Eat healthy and well, and the weight will follow. I know what to do, and I know how to do it. Now I just have to put it into practice.

Updated Jan 1 2012:

Most of the above still applies, including the losing weight. Now however, I know WHY I don’t move weight easily – the past year has been an eye opener in that respect. Eat healthy and well and the weight will follow – my ass. Try ‘NO STARCHES OR SUGARS’ and you might be closer to the truth for me. I suspected that losing weight was an individual thing a long time ago… what works for one person doesn’t work for another. I am yet to find someone like me, but I know they must be out there. Somewhere.

At least now I’d like to lose another about 10 kilos. So far, I’ve lost 13, and realise I’ll never be able to eat what I used to again, not just because ‘it’s a lifestyle’, but because I have to make it my lifestyle. I’m fitter, stronger, healthier than ever, and well on my way to being the trimest. I’m happy with my body for the first time in years, and that’s something I NEVER thought I’d say. Mentally, I’m in a good place. I hope to improve on it this year.


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