Before the wedding I was doing at least five exercise classes a week and loving it. Unfortunately due to work commitments and injuries I didn’t get straight back into the routine after the honeymoon. For the last year I’ve half heartedly said I was going to regain the momentum and lose some of the weight, but I guess there just wasn’t the same motivation.
- weigh yourself every day
- if your weight is the same as the previous day, do nothing
- if your weight is higher, introduce a new habit
- if your weight is lower, remove one of the habits, but this new weight is now the measure for future days
This approach appeals to me for two reasons. Firstly, I think the daily weighing will provide me with a focal point that I’ve been lacking. I know a lot of diets recommending only weighing once a week, but quite frankly I forget, quickly followed with the good intentions. Secondly, I can use this method to introduce small step changes in my health regime, but in a varied manner as they are added and removed with my weight fluctuations.
From reading Mark’s blog, it sounds like it is not going completely to plan for him. However, I’m not doing badly. After three days, yesterday was my first one with an increase in weight. So with my first increase comes my first habit, which is to have a drink before eating. This will increase my fluid intake, but also hopefully highlight the difference between thirst and hunger.
However, I am still winning because my weight only increased by 200g so I’m still 200g down from day one.
Green indicates a new target weight and red indicates an increase in weight