A little lighter…

A few weeks ago I decided I was a little too overweight and felt I should do something about it.  So at the beginning of the month I changed a few things in my life.

I’ve been doing stretching exercises every day since I had trouble with my neck and shoulder, then with my back and finally with my foot last year.  My general muscle tone, though, hasn’t been very good for a while and it’s probably as a result of sitting at the computer all day.  So now I’m doing some weight exercises and squats, along with much brisker walks to the shops when I go out each day.  Even with these few changes over a few weeks I’m already feeling much better for it.

My biggest change has been to my diet.  I’m not counting calories or anything like that, but I’ve cut down a lot just by taking a little less sugar in my tea and coffee, drinking more water instead of juice drinks, not eating biscuits between meals and cutting down on the size of the portions at meal times.

Surprisingly, it didn’t take my stomach long to get used to eating less, which is where the main battle lies with will power.  I’m ready for my meals when I have them, but I no longer have the unnatural hunger pangs I used to have before.

I got weighed this morning and I’ve lost ten pounds since the start of the month, which I think is pretty good going, particularly as I had a few days last week where I did no exercise after straining my back a little.  A little more and I’ll be at my lowest weight in over three years. 🙂

Busy, busy, busy…

I just realised that it’s been such a long time since I posted here I ought to spend a few minutes to put things right.  I’m very busy with work at the moment, which is why I have so little time for other writing.  This is a good thing, obviously, but I do feel a little bad that I’m neglecting the people who pop in here from time to time to check on the blog.  Sorry.

I’ve actually started on a diet of sorts.  It’s not anything slavish, just reducing the size of meal portions a little and not eating things like biscuits between meals.  I’m also doing a little more exercise, which is helping me feel better.  My mental state has improved somewhat, but I don’t want to speak too soon about that.

I have a busy few days coming up.  This evening we’re having a meal with some friends, tomorrow evening I’m at an event to meet Alan Bennett, Saturday I’ll be visiting family and Monday I’m at the Script Factor event at York Theatre Royal.  Should be fun.

The weather this morning has been strange so far.  Very thick fog when I woke, which has slowly cleared leaving a sky with not a cloud in it and lovely autumnal sunshine.  I hope it stays like this all day.