This is going to be something of a confession post. I’ve been dieting, watching my weight, exercising more and every other excuse for not actually sorting my health out for years.
I’m about 5’ 7” and currently weight (however much I try to blame it on the scales) about 16 stone with a stomach that reaches the door about a week before I do.
The problem is that I like food, actually no I’ll go one step further than that – I love food.
Actually I can’t say ‘love’ food in the context I’m talking about – yes I do LOVE food in the taste, texture and artistic concept but in this context a better word would be obsessed with food.
I’m a geek and work in an industry that involves long periods of time sitting in front of a computer screen at my desk.
Working at a desk all day means I regularly pick at food all day and in most cases this is utterly crap food – not the sort of food anyone could love – more food that you just kind of eat.
Crisps, fizzy drinks, cakes, pot noodles etc….
There has only been two times in my life I’ve successfully lost wait and kept it off for more than a day or two.
The first was when I was sixteen and was working every evening/night while going to school during the day – this meant I had something like 30 minutes a day to grab something to eat while constantly on my feet the rest of the time.
The second time was about five years ago when I decided, for fun, to keep a diary of everything I eat and did over the course of a month on bbc.co.uk/jersey.
The shame of spending the first week or so writing about all the crap I was eating shamed me into making my diet healthier. This proved successful and I got myself down to a reasonable weight.
But I stopped writing the diary before any real habit was able to form – so the weight went back on pretty quickly.
As I don’t want to change my job I’ve decided to give the diary thing another go – after all I have a blog that demands huge amounts of content to stay active.
This is the introduction post.
Hello, my name is Ryan and I’m an over eater! I’m currently just under 16 stone and need to get down to at most 11 stone.