*Not actually last, just the last one for 2 weeks.
For those of you who don’t know what I look like (all of you, btw) I have a bit of a weight problem. That round dinner roll that is my profile photo is almost an accurate representation:
Because of my weight, I have a serious body image and self esteem problem. So much of one, that I have no mirrors in my house except the small one in the bathroom that I only use for flossing and post-brush plaque check. I am somewhat phobic about showing my body to anyone, but if I am to accurately record my next step, I have to get out of my comfort zone and show the parts of me that I would rather keep hidden. Like my legs:
And my arms:
I haven’t stepped on the scale in ages, but the last time I did, I weighed 233 lbs (16.64 stone, or 105.7Kg)
Which is a bit much. Honestly, it snuck up on me. When I was in my early 20s, I was a very muscular and athletic 160 lbs (11.43 stone, or 72.6Kg). Thanks to a decade of poor diet and almost zero exercise I’ve gained 70lbs… and it feels weird to read that. It makes it real somehow. I’d like to get back to that cycling weight, or a little lower since I don’t need my cycling calves to get to work anymore.
And the way I’m going to be doing this is by “fasting” for two weeks.the word fasting is in parentheses because I will still be eating, I’ll just only be eating one food. And because I’m obviously a glutton for punishment, the food that I’ve chosen is brown rice. It helps that I have a never-ending bag of brown rice.
Anyhow, mono-food “fasting” is supposed to reset something called a “biome” which, if I understand it correctly, means the critters in my stomach responsible for the breaking down of foods will swap over from the flesh eating kind to the kind that make mincemeat out of veggies. As it were. It should also have the added benefit of resetting my brain and tastebuds, since I will literally only be eating brown rice. No salt, no sugar, no nooch, no spices, no herbs, no oil, no flavor, and no fun. Brown rice and water only. Days 3 and 4 are supposed to be miserable and day 5 is supposed to be the euphoric endorphin release day. Expect a lot of whining in a few days. Sorry in advance.
I’ll probably take photos on each day to document any changes and use this blog as a diary/psychiatrist’s couch. A few well placed “And how does zat make you feel?” Comments would not go amiss if one were so inclined. JS.
Anyways, this post has gone on quite long enough. Be happy, be healthy, be kind 🙂