7 years ago I could run 10 km on a whim and 14 if I pushed it. I ate semi-intelligently and quit smoking cold turkey. I have the wherewithal to do this. I am too smart to be this heavy. And yet - here I am. I started eating crap and taking solace in food when my family blew up, and I suppose quitting smoking didn't make a sensible diet any easier...but at the end of the day excuses are what they are.
When I was in good condition I got there by common sense and caution. People are nuts about dieting - what with the 'Paleo Diet', 'Atkins', and the beshitted vegetarians that seem to think they are morally superior because they fart at three times the volume that ordinary humans do. Most of those diets fail over time too. My weight problem will not be solved in a few days, nor will I even think about the magic bullets that stupid people shoot themselves with. A gastric by-pass? No thanks. This is going to be one long, hard fought battle and it will be me against myself and my sloth. It will be a rumble of biblical proportions too!
For now it's the Canada Food Guide. The diabetic diet is good too for guys that are way over the line like me. The trick is getting started. Wish me luck folks - and good luck with your resolutions this year too.
No, I think I'll pass on the wafer-thin mint, thank you very much!