Things were going pretty well for the first half. I had conceded 0,5 kg as an acceptable "over" - surviving holidays away, partying with friends and general non-exercise that I'd tried to maintain since the turn of the year.
But what have I learned?
Smoking is the Ultimate Appetite SuppressorI remember a few conversations over the previous year about my "secret smoking" and the general conclusion, by them at least, that smoking was key in suppressing my appetite that helped me achieve my weight loss goals.
After a wonderful reunion / 50th birthday where none of the guys smoke any more I finally kicked the habit. As I type I'm 5 months smoke free, but it has seriously dented the scales.
BBQ & Beer Doesn't Help You To Lose WeightSummer time was all about BBQ. Whilst meat (or protein as food assholes call it) in itself isn't bad, the quantities and the accompanying beers, wines and champagnes did not help.
I am compulsive by nature, so saying "no" to more is really hard for me. Maybe I will learn for next year.