So this year I will be checking up on myself at the beginning of each month, I need to lose some weight and start drinking less. So each month I am going to publish a few stats, just to shame myself into action, and keep track of how well I'm doing.
So this morning I weighed myself and I came in at 13 stone (82 kg near as spitting, or for the Americans 182lbs) this gives me a BMI of 26.1 which for a woman is classified as over weight.
Not entirely unconnected is the amount I drink, I think I drink around 20 - 30 units of alcohol a week, equivalent to a couple of glasses of wine or a couple of pints each day, I think I will find it quite (or very) hard to cut down on this. Instead I plan to aim for at least two alcohol free days each week. I have managed that already this week, but am struggling to remember the last time I had a single alcohol free day, I think there may have been one earlier this month so I am going to claim three for the month of January; not very good!
The other side of all this is my activity levels, during January I have only managed six days when I have done any energetic work, so if it sounds as though I have spent the month lounging around at home drinking wine, well..............
I have managed two performances, playing for the Year's day parade and a Burns' night supper. Lets hope that I can manage some better stats for next month!