Dec. 30th, 2008

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New Year's resolution is to get down to 11 stone (a fit 11 stone, not a starved 11 stone) by the end of the year. I'm virtually exactly 12 stone at the moment, so I should be able to lose 14lb, surely?

Step one has been to adopt a slightly healthier eating and drinking regime (yes, I know it's not New Year yet, but you know what I am like for being early). I've stopped drinking coffee after 3pm. I'm also not eating for a couple of hours before bedtime. I'm going to try to take some brisk exercise after my early evening meal. And, shock of shocks, I'm eating muesli for breakfast. I've also cut down significantly on carbohydrates, except for just before the gym.

Not any old pre-packed muesli, obviously. This is dry-roasted wheat/oat/bran flakes (allowed to cool, obv), with various dried fruits and nuts and seeds, plus 4 dessertspoons of low-fat yoghurt.

The net calorie level is probvably no lower than a bar of Twix. But the plus to it is that the sugars in the dried fruits are far slower-releasing, which means that you don't feel hungry again as quickly. And, buggray me, it seems to work. It's also bloody delicious, btw. I've added my own touches, including some dry-roasted cumin seeds.

Oh well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. We'll see how well I am going come the end of March, when I'll try to put in a general "Birks progress report".

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