First before anything – first update would be on the BP issue. Realised that I took my reading wrongly. And now there are some improvements. I need to keep going to keep it in check. Need to continue to cut down on salt and lose weight.
On the point of losing weight, I know at the start of the year I started the #project364days but I guess that went down the drain. However, I did lose approximately about 14kg and now I need to figure out what to do next.
In the past couple of weeks – I’ve been considering going aggressive and try out Atkins/Keto type diet to really shock the system. Despite the fact that slow burn is the best, my personality doesn’t seem to be working well as I tend to drop off the bandwagon quite quickly. I need to focus on something that’s solid, very regimented and something that I can follow to the teeth. There are a lot of changes that need to make but I guess in order to accelerate, I need to make hard changes and then taper down to a stable pace.
In total – I have about 60kg to lose as of to date. That’s pretty a lot. Not a simple task, but with perseverance – I am quite sure I can achieve this. Today would be the first day for me to try out this, and I will keep tabs on this and make sure that I can reach what I want to achieve in another 364 days. Not going to be easy.
Few things about this “new” diet,
- Focus on super low carbs
- Get into ketosis zone (need to get some Keto strip)
- Drink a lot of water. At least 3L a day.
- Regular exercise.
I’ve seen people who lost 20kg even on the first month. I doubt I would be able to get down to that. In fact – the first 5 weeks is the most important and I am hoping that I can achieve it.
Plan for today Day 0…
- Breakfast – skip!
- Lunch – salad at subway
- Dinner – chicken and vegetables.
As I am also trying to reduce my BP, for the first five weeks it is going to be challenging because I will be skipping direct salt. Must also reduce water retention. So skip everything.
For now – no cheat meal has been planned. But let’s focus on getting thru the first 5 weeks and decide where I want to head to next. Going to be an amazing journey. Wish me luck!