Those who know me will probably roll their eyes when I announce I’m going to lose some weight. I don’t have much to lose in the great scheme of things – about a stone (14lbs/6.3kg) – but I’m just about 5’3″ (1.6m), and my BMI is 27. Which is definitely in the overweight catagory.
Add to this a back problem, a love of food and cooking, especially baking, and the fact I seem to spend most of my life in the car ferrying kids and running errands for the house build in progress, and you see why I need to do something to get a handle on my weight sooner rather than later.
That, and I’m 40 next year. Whilst my age doesn’t bother me, I’m thinking it’s a milestone I can aim for.
Last night, I spent a while on Twitter, asking questions and receiving some good answers from different folks, namely @liveotherwise, @cosmicgirlie and @themoiderer. Then I went over and read The Moiderer’s blog, specifically her Thinking Slimmer tagged posts and was rather taken aback at how this system does genuinely seem to work.
Yeah, I’m a sceptic. Always have been, and cynicism is one of my defining traits unfortunately. But I read her blog, looked at the photographic evidence, then went and trawled through the whole Thinking Slimmer website. It takes some doing, they’ve got a lot of stuff on there and as DH was downloading a movie, it took a while to load each page. But I persevered and in the end, bought their ‘Drop a Jeans Size’ Slimpod.
The concept is almost ridiculously simple. You listen to a short reading each evening, about 10 to 11 minutes long depending on which slimpod you buy, and it sets up your subconscious mind to lose weight. Yes, seriously. And whilst I was inclined to take the testimonials on the website with a pinch of salt, when I suddenly spotted Jay Mountford/@cosmicgirlie’s name in there, I did a double take. I knew her name through @liveotherwise and read her blog on occasion. This was a real person who’d done it! That’s what lead to the Twitter Q&A session.
Last night was my first night listening to Trevor’s voice. Very soothing, very relaxing. His sentences are slow enough, but he says the odd word a bit quickly, which is peculiar. But then, that’s just my brain over analysing things, as it has a habit of doing. Note to self, do not dissect everything you read or hear.
Staring weight? Go on then, it’s 10st 13lb. Which is a lot on a short-arsed little frame like mine. Ideal finishing weight? I reckon somewhere about 9st 8lb would be good, but I’m aiming to shift a stone first and see if the extra 5lbs are really necessary. My main weaknesses are Starbucks caramel lattes and their toasted fruit bread, and nibbling after the kids are in bed. Oh, and toast and Marmite. And dark chocolate digestives. Uh, yeah, you get the picture.