1lb gain, 33lb loss in total.
I’ve been sat on a (training and weight loss) plateau as flat as a flat thing. It’s been so flat, it would make Holland look positively lumpy. And it’s driving me bonkers.
So, Pete and I have put our heads together and (surprise, surprise) we now have a plan. The first part of the plan is to pick up the mojo I temporarily laid down. It was getting rather heavy, and Alan and I had other loads we needed to bear for a while.
So, on our trip to Inverness last weekend – another marathon, another DNF, it turns out spraining an ankle the week before a race isn’t the best taper strategy – we had time and opportunity to address the mojo, pick it up, squidge and rattle it to see what happens.
Just like it was a foil wrapped present complete with silver bow left under a tree in December. It made me excited and curious to see what was inside it and inside my heart and my head now we’ve had an opportunity for a break. Thankfully, it feels good.
So, it means less thinking about this…
(Thank God great british bake off is nearly finished).
And more thinking about this…
(Thank God strictly come dancing and their incessent talk of fitness and weight loss has arrived – Come to think of it, maybe less telly watching and more moving around might be the real answer 😉
The second part of the plan is much more practical. The paleo way has become part of my life, fitting well and feeling comfortable, like a much loved dressing gown. It initially worked well as a weight loss tool, but for the last few months, weight loss has stagnated (I’m sure Pete still blames the pie ;). It appears that after years of sugar abuse, my body seems to seize on every ounce of sugar it can get hold of as an excuse to stop burning fat. Even paleo legal sugar available in fruit and vegetables, flicks a switch. It needs a kick up the arse to start burning fat efficiently again so, plan #2 involves a temporary move from Paleo to Akins to help give it a shove.
So, out goes dairy, root veg and fruit temporarily and in comes more dietary fat in the form of coconut and olive oil.
Peter’s not around for the next couple of weeks so it means a break from the scales, which will be a relief for both of us.