I am optimistic, which is unusual for me, despite my recently voiced concern about developing hideous, embarrassing saggy bits. Why, I hear you cry. Why? Why? Why? Why would you develop a sudden attack of sanguinity about such a thing? Have you seen the state of yourself? Well, that's the thing. At the moment, only Denise and I are in a position to comment and Denise is fabulous and positive. And so I will be positive too.
So, my onset of optimism is founded on some in-depth research into weight loss that I have been conducting over the past several minutes via Google. This has suggested to me that things are not, perhaps, as hopeless as I thought they would be. Still moderately hopeless, but not entirely hopeless.
The saggy bits are not necessarily colossal dangly bits of skin. They are colossal dangly bits but, bearing in mind that even if I hit my target I will stil be overweight, they are quite probably just dangly bits of fat. And so there is the potential that losing more fat will allow my saggly, waggly bits to fade away to nothing. The downside to this is that it would require me to lose quite a bit more weight and this is getting harder and harder to do.
Toning up and getting a bit of muscle in the appropriate areas may yank these flabby bits into closer proximity to my body. So my 30 day abs challenge continues.
If I can increase my protein intake a bit maybe I can improve the quality of my connective tissue, build a bit more structural protein and thereby give myself a bit more structure. Looking back over my diet records I don't do well on protein intake and I could do better. I had two eggs for breakfast this morning. Which is a start. Shame I hate nuts, though.
And these, friends, are the keystones of my newfound optimism.