Post image for Weekly diet update Saturday 26th March 2016

I’m going to return to the fundamentals of diet, says he. And just a couple of weeks later, the fundamentals are well and truly forgotten. It happens so easily. You know, you start with good intent and for whatever reason you begin ‘off plan eating’. I don’t feel any shame about that. Shame is extremely unhelpful. […]


Post image for Weekly diet update Saturday 19th March 2016

As promised, I’m back with another update. Today I weighed in at 179 lbs and that’s 1.2 lbs down from last week’s 108.2 lbs. There’s also been some movement in the tape measure, with a couple of key numbers dropping. I think the photograph shows some progress too. The week as a whole, at least […]


Post image for Diet update Sunday 13th March 2016

It was no real surprise to see my scale weight jump up this morning. Knowing that in all likelihood, I’m not going to see 180 for a few days is actually OK because I’ve seen the pattern of my weight loss repeat itself so many times. In the week ahead I plan to stay dialled […]


Post image for Weekly diet update Saturday 12th March 2016

180.2 lbs is the lowest number I’ve seen so far on the current weight loss campaign. Yesterday I wasn’t sure if I would make it. I wrote about painkillers inhibiting fat loss but I don’t seem to have fallen victim to that. Needless to say I am happy, but I’m also slightly cautious. Although there […]


Post image for Don’t worry about fat loss, take the pain killers – Diet update Friday 11th March 2016

I used to be very concerned about taking pain killers for headaches or muscular pain. I’d seen various suggestions that taking pain medication interfers with fat loss, so quite often I’d put up with the headache because there was no way I wanted to put in the hard yards on the diet, only to blow […]


Post image for Don’t worry about ‘eating clean’ – Diet update Thursday 10th March 2016

Dieters are bombarded with ‘eating clean’ as the only way to lose weight. Worse still they’re bombarded with images of exotic looking dishes that many people don’t have the time or the skill to create, let alone the money to pay for it. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of clean eating. I […]


Post image for Skip one meal a day to lose weight – Diet update Wednesday 9th March 2015

I would hate to think that anyone reading my blog would believe the only way to be successful with my approach to weightloss, is to eat just one meal a day. The approach is a simple way to create a calorie deicit, either by reducing calories or by increasing activity. Ideally though, it would be […]


Post image for Diet foods that can ruin a diet – Diet update Tuesday 8th March 2016

It appears that this is a game of how many times can I get the word diet in the title of the post. It reminds me of the Simpsons episode in which Bart gets scolded for saying ‘hell’ and responds, “I sure as hell can’t tell you we learned about hell unless I say hell, […]