A couple of years ago I decided I wanted to rediscover the old more positive me. As part of that journey I started running again and trying to lose weight.
I was using an app to monitor my calories, carbs, protein, fiber, sugar and fats.
Everything I’d hit a plateau, no matter what I did. But then I heard about research that Dr Michael Moseley had done re sugar, and as I’ve already documented I recently eliminated as much sugar as possible from my diet, along with aiming for 10000 steps a day.
So far the weight has dropped off, however I’m Wondering if I’ve too many variables, because I’ve two control variables,
- Keep all sugars below 80g per day
- Do 10000 steps plus.
Well next Monday will see my activity level drop as I return to work as a courier. However it will not be impossible to achieve.
Even then,there are inconsistent variables in my activity,including
- Distractions (such as other dogs)
- Environment (am I walking on concrete, heavy mud,tracks etc)
I cannot control the weather, Distractions or environment, I have little control over speed but I can have control over clothing,footwear and route. In fact most days Stella and I do the same routes except the weekend, footwear I can largely control, depending on the route and clothing is largely effected by the climate I’m not going to wear a body warmer and heavy jersey in the height of summer and equally I’m not going to routinely wear shorts (unless I’m a British postman) in the depths of winter.
So now there are only three inconsistent variables that I have no control over, but that’s better than 7.