So I'm still going to the gym regularly and sweating off as much as I can 3 times a week for at least an hour but my weight hasn't gone down. In fact it's gone from 100.6kg at the time of my last post to 101.8kg yesterday. I'm not worried though because I can feel that I'm slimmer around the belly and the skin on my arms etc is tighter.
I'm hoping that i'm not deluding myself... getting fatter while feeling slimmer because i'm putting in effort like someone who plays football once a week so thinks he can eat and drink whatever he wants.
I did measure myself around the belly and I've gone from 44inch to 42 inch however I don't trust the accuracy of my measurements. I think they change depending on time of day and my general feeling about where to measure.
Therefore I will decide today that under my armpits around the man-boobs (over the nipples) is Area 1. Around the waist is Area 2.
Area 1 = 44inch / 112cm
Area 2 = 38 1/2 inch / 98cm
I know there's a weigh in but I haven't spotted a place for measurements and how to accurately do them so if you know please pass it on to me.
My diet has improved because I'm focused on losing my belly but I'm not on a diet, preferring to use my judgement on what and how much to eat. I will in April start a stricter diet but I'm enjoying the taste of good food now I don't smoke and it involves a lot more fish than previously so I hope that improves my general health.
If you would like a recipe suggestion try this;
1 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
Rosemary (goes surprisingly well with the seafood)
a tin of canelloni bean
a tin of kidney beans
a tin of tomatoes
approx 200g raw prawns
Fish/veg stock 500ml
Chop onion, fry gently in a little olive oil for 5 min. Add the chopped garlic and fry for 2 min. Add the tomatoes (break them down if whole), season (rosemary) and cook for 10 min (chuck in some chili flakes if you want). Add the stock. Add the beans cook for 5 min.
You can leave this on a low heat for a while.
When your partner gets in .... add the prawns and cook for 2 mins and serve.
Not sure about the calories but I loved it and don't imagine it's got many negatives.
Next time I'll swap the beans for rice or the prawns for fish