On the 13th of last month, having just got back from a fattening week in the USA, I weighed myself after my morning shower, and registered 105.4 kg. Today is the 13th, exactly one month on, and I weighed in at 99.0 kg. That’s a loss of 6.4 kb, which is almost exactly 14 pounds or, as the England have it, one stone.
Here’s how it was done:
(That’s just a single spicy crab roll in the photo, by the way: I cut it into twelve narrow slices instead of the traditional eight thicker slices.)
I’ve been on what I call the Eating Much Less Diet. And the key to is is: I eat much less, but what I do eat is all stuff that I really, really like. So most days I’ve been making myself a sushi roll for lunch and another for dinner, and that’s it for the day. (Note: sushi happens to give me a decent balance of protein, carbs, minerals, etc. But that’s just a bonus.) Zero snacking. Reject all offers of cakes and suchlike in social contexts.
I still have a way to go: getting under 100 kg was a big moment, of course, but my next goal is 98 kg. That’s the point where, at my height, I will technically be merely overweight rather than, as at present, obese:
Realistically, I will never get into the green zone of “normal” weight: that would require me to get down to 80 kg, and I’m just not built to be that size. But I guess a good goal would be to get right into the middle of the yellow “overweight” zone, which would be at 90 kg.