So, progress seems to be good at the moment, and the interest my plan has generated seems to still be high. Everyone I talk to (well, in the building, at least) wants to know how I'm getting on.
There's questions about how I'm eating (pretty well, actually - I can't actually eat everything set out for me), am I exercising (erm, not yet - the lunchtime walks couldn't happen without a wetsuit and snorkel at the moment), even whether I've lost any weight yet. I'm not answering that last one until the next weekly weigh-in this weekend.
Listen up, kids - weighing yourself every day is a Very Bad Thing, for the following reasons:
- Apparently your weight fluctuates naturally anyway, so it's not an accurate measure;
- Your weight could be lower than you expected. "Great," you think, "it's pie time." Bad move;
- Your weight could be higher than you expected and you either give up or go too hardcore on the whole dieting thing; and
- I have a life, and (whisper this bit) my weight is only a part of it. An unsightly, flabby part, perhaps, but a part nevertheless.
So the weigh-in is a weekly thing only, folks. I'll do a poster, or something.
Plus two people told me they were following this blog. Blimey. Hello - you know who you are. I'll try to be good, ladies. And that's not the first time I've said that, either.