Monday, October 18, 2010
Weeks, not months.
The countdown commences. Well, the countdown began some time ago, in April in fact, but now it's getting close.
December 13th. The ticket is still booked. That's 56 days away folks. 56 days!
So now I have to try to lose close to twenty kilos, in order to be as near maximum hotness as it is possible for this body to be. What a co-incidence. Today's story for analysis was 'Feeder' by my favourite (not that I'm playing favourites, Sabina) editing lecturer, Glenys Osborne. FYI, if you haven't bought and read 'Come Inside' (Glenys's recently published first novel) you should do so immediately. However I digress.
Feeder is a wonderful (even though the subject matter is dark) short story about body image and associated issues. Now I'm not going to give away the plot (like a certain classmate did for me - Terry!), but it is interesting that at this point (when the realisation that I'm a big fat blob has well and truly hit home) that I should read and dissect this particular story.
Even more interestingly, one of my classmates with whom I studied this text today was previously a sufferer of anorexia nervosa. Furthermore, another of our classmates has a daughter who also suffered from the condition. So I was perfectly placed to ask for weight loss tips at the conclusion of class.
It seems 150 is the magic number. Calories that is. Apparently if I limit my daily caloric intake to 150 the pounds will veritibly drip off me. So I just visited this calorie counter website. Today I have had three poached eggs on two slices of toast. I was even evil enough to grate a bit of cheese over my toast as well. I also had a Big M. I had to; it was the first time I've seen the Limited Edition Egg Flip (which I voted for), so I just had to have it. Anyway, that's all I've eaten today and alerady I'm coming in at a massive 780 calories. Ridiculous!
So in order to achieve 150 calories per day I am going to be drinking nothing but water, and eating nothing but alfalfa sprouts. Mmmm. Yum.