I’ve had an ongoing battle for the past few months (or years if I’m honest). How to beat the advance of the evil Lord Blubber and avoid the spread of middle age.
I’m reluctant to admit to being middle aged but apparently it’s a condition which starts in the mid forties and continues until the mid sixties at which point old age begins. What nonsense!
Still, there does seem to be a slight slowing of the metabolism and an increase of the numbers on the scales. Cycling six miles daily isn’t cutting it, the legs are strong but the core is soft.
At some point along the way I started buying lunch from Pret a Manger, a London staple as there’s one literally on every corner. Despite my best intentions, they have sneaky salads where the dressings contain as many calories and fat as the salad itself and the nutritional value is questionable. It’s also expensive so in the words of Big T, one ends up fat and poor!
And so this week I’ve begun eating with purpose. Everything I’ve been eating has had a nutritional value, it has to be high in protein, low in carbs and good fats are ok. And to justify a glass of red wine, antioxidants are a positive thing!
Take that Lord Blubber, I’m not going down without a fight!