I have been exercising regularly this week, which I am proud of. I have realised I cannot just cut food out of my diet, because I end up fantasising about it in my university lectures. So I have upped the ante, running in parks in the early morning, doing lunges and some crunches. I am still eating bread, chocolate here and there (I admit I had a few bars yesterday) but most of all, I am definitely doing more exercise than before.
However, today I stumbled across this article about weight. It’s from an editor at a health/weight loss magazine, who is 225 lbs. I don’t work in imperial units, so I worked out 225lbs to be circa 112 kilos, so she is more than 15 stone.
I know this will hurt to read and part of me does cringe for feeling this, but to be honest, how can anyone who is overweight like that be giving health advice at a magazine? Granted she is a journalist (something I aspire to be) and part of what journos do is collate information. But weight loss is so sensitive. Let’s put it this way, I will be more likely to read what someone who used to weigh 15 stone has to say other than someone who weighs 15 stone but still feels like they can write about how much you weigh.
Just seems a little contradictory to me…And before anyone tells me what about people who work on fashion magazines and are not fashionable, weight loss is different. Could you truly take what someone who is overweight saying as gospel on how YOU should lose weight?
It just sounds wrong. And on that note, I need to go running to shift these kilos off my body.