Diet and exercise.
I haven’t added anything for a while because I keep forgetting.
This isn’t a recipe, it just a note to myself.
A dude I know well was at least 70lb too heavy right up until his gallbladder got infected and they had to rush him to the hospital for emergency surgery.
The doctor told him that his problem was a direct result of being overweight, and we all know that there’s nothing like a near death experience to get you to change your evil ways. Well, he changed his eating habits for maybe a year. Unfortunately, he didn’t change his lifestyle, he just bitched about not being able to eat whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted.
The last time I saw him he’d slipped back into old habits and was a little on the rotund side. –Okay, he let himself get fat again.
I have a 2cm gallstone that, surprisingly, doesn’t bother me. However, the thought of more surgery, the hospital stay and never being able to eat spicy foods again does.
So I’m starting my diet. I know I’ll fail, but if I make an effort I can probably change enough bad habits to make some progress. –I gave up beer, so there’s hope.
This was my lunch:
Avocado, tomato, and pickled red onions on toasted sourdough bread. -With just a pinch of salt and no butter or mayo. The avocado provides the fat.
In addition to lunch, I allowed myself a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, an apple for a snack and one slice of pizza and a small yogurt for supper.
–Jesus. It’s no wonder all those people working in health food stores look undernourished.
But, given that my feet, back, knees and hip all hurt, I’m forcing myself to give this diet a chance. I’m even using my treadmill, not very long at a time, but I manage to stay on it a little longer every week.
I’m even exercising, but I blew out my shoulder a few centuries back and it’s recently started acting up again. So to avoid stressing it, I use one of those stretchy jump rope looking things instead of lifting weights. (If nothing else that blue stretchy thing is light enough that doesn’t hurt when -not if- I accidentally drop it on my foot.)
Once I’m down half a person I’ll start allowing myself to eat what I’ve been wanting, just smaller portions.
I’m 6’4″ and 285lb and my current goal is to be able to see my toes without leaning forward. –We’ll see.
And maybe even get back to writing recipes.