Saturday, February 25, 2012


Aaaah, that's better. After a big week, focused on diet, meat/fish/chicken with low density vegables (sic) for most meals and more exercise I can report pleasing results. I'm catching up with the 1% weight loss chart.

This is definitely something I'm finding a tougher assignment that I'd originally bargained for. It doesn't just happen. It requires focus and attention.

I read all these adverts on the internet saying how easy it is to peel off the weight using X, Y of Z diet program. I'm tempted to try them out but believe eating sensibly from the top of the Hourglass.

Hourglass is the most sensible thing to do.
I believe that cutting our bread, biscuits, cake and chips is an essential part of my weight loss strategy. I'm not as pure as the driven snow, but almost, and I feel better for it.

I see adverts in chemist shop window for powders that contain over 30% sugar and bars with about as much energy content as Mars bars and cherry ripes. Why anyone would be buying food from a chemist shop is beyond me. You can't buy pharmaceuticals in a grocery store!

But there again chemist shops sell just about anything to make a buck; - shoes, soap and all manner of confectionery ... The prescriptions are expensive because the chemist shop cartel is protected by the Commonwealth Government.

But I digress. I'm pleased with this week's progress. I've done three good weight training sessions (which I think is helpful) and been on the stepper a number of times as well as running most days.

I've been able to run every day because of my new shoes - well about three months old - Sketcher's Shape shoes. They've thrown me on to the balls of my feet and pretty much eliminated Achilles pain and got rid of all calf pain. They look strange and they weight so much it feels like running in clod hoppers, but it's enabled me to run more than I have for several years. Until the Shape shoes I was tearing calf muscles every second month and putting up with Achilles tendonitis. Gone.

Michelle from across the road recommended them. They cost $100. You'd reckon the podiatrist I went to should have known about them, or the running shoe shop.

If you suffer from Achilles, calf and knee pain, I recommend you get a pair and see whether they are the right sort of shoe for you.

The stepper has been important because I can exercise like buggery without out stressing my legs.

I do have to report some heel pain - hence more time on the stepper.

But I can tell you one thing, (and the anorexic community won't like me saying this) 'nothing tastes as good as thin feels'.

In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned; eat from the top of the Hourglass and exercise like buggery.

John Miller

1 comment:

  1. Hi John
    Met you a few years ago at AusAID and love your work. I've just bought your hourglass diet weight loss program, and it makes complete sense to me. I don't imagine I can get the 1% per week, but hope for 0.5%. I bought a heart rate monitor and used it on a fifteen minute run. Last year I let my health go, depression, weight gain, even started smoking again. I stopped all that as a New Year's resolution, successfully so far. I want to have a lean long life. I am just 48 now, and who knows what improvements medicine will bring in the next decades if I keep myself trim.