Hopeless diet

January offers up endless possibilities for abstinence, pain and misery. When it comes to 2012 new year torture, my weapon of choice is a diet with the simple objectives of losing a bit of weight and getting fitter.

It is amazing that simply giving up alcohol (especially beer) and fried potatoes (chips, crisps etc) is enough to see me settle towards a more sensible weight. One that will give my knee ligaments a chance of survival as I occasionally pound the streets of city centre Manchester, trying to clear the smog from lungs that suffered cigarette smoke damage until 2003.

I’ve promised myself that I will re-introduce wine to my diet once I have lost half a stone. I’m already at 5lbs so things are looking promising. But I’ve just necked a Ruby Murray so tomorrow is another day on the treadmill.

Forgive the navel gazing. Normal wine service will resume soon.

One Response to “Hopeless diet”

  1. double glazing manchester Says:

    I too start a diet and my idea was to stop drinking until I lost a stone.

    I have already failed miserably though, a night out a Bredbury Hall in stockport included 7 pints and an amazing hot beef barm to finish the evening off.

    Oh well, I guess I better walk to walk, in marple, from hazel grove.

    Good luck with the weight loss

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