I have received a number of requests to write a book about weight loss. This book was to chronicle how I personally lost around 80 pounds by changing how I ate.
Me at my heaviest
After the weight loss.
While I started this book some time ago, I have now placed this project on hold. Over this winter the stress of Katie’s illness (and my endeavors to keep whatever she would eat and drink handy) resulted in a bit of a weight gain. I’ve no clue how much I’ve gained, only that my clothes fit considerably tighter now.
Me now (sorry, folks, it’s the most recent body shot I have)
Because if this I would feel like a hypocrite if I were to write a book about weight loss while heavier than I desire to be.
Instead I intend to eliminate this weight before I will even consider writing such a book.
This will not only prevent me from committing the sin of hypocrisy, it will serve to demonstrate that the results are repeatable.
When my ankle has healed I will walk up to my vet and step on their scales; it won’t be a totally accurate starting number because I started my regimen a couple of days ago but it will give us an idea of how far I want to go.
my weight loss method
My plan to lose this weight is almost minimalist in its simplicity:
- Drink water and zero-calorie drinks (with the exception of my daily cup of coffee or tea).
Only eat when genuinely hungry.
Take small bites and chew very thoroughly.
Stop eating when full.
I can eat what I want as long as I am genuinely hungry even if that is a candy bar or an ice cream.
That is how I lost around 80 pounds several years ago – and how I will lose this weight again.
this is not a weight loss blog
Since this blog is not about weight loss I won’t bore you with constant updates and I have no intention of using this platform to preach about weight loss. Occasionally I will post an update about my progress for those who are interested and that will be that.
I hope that you can now understand why I have placed the weight-loss book on hold and will indulge me while I take care of business.