We’re in level 3 of lockdown, which is basically full lockdown with takeaway food. Not exciting.

I’m doing well with my food, but not losing any weight. I think that’s due to the fact that I’m drinking a lot. So much so that I may have to quit to actually get my weight coming down.

But I’m not snacking much at all any more. The “one day at a time” thing really helps me. I’m still eating quite big meals, so I may need to start thinking about portions, but for now I’m happy with where I’m headed.

I’m going to start tracking my food, and just reducing my portions a bit. Clear space between items on my plate, that sort of thing.

I’m also going to start doing daily walks. With the lockdown I’m getting minimal exercise, so I need to improve there.

Finally, I’m quitting diet soft drink. It’s not good for me anyway, and it’s expensive, so time to quit. I’ve struggled with my addiction to Pepsi Max for years, but I think I just need to go cold turkey. I’ll buy Matt cans of it instead, and that way I should be able to avoid going near the stuff. I’m done with it.

I’ll head out for a walk in a sec. Just waiting to dry my hair. It’s quite cold outside still (winter in New Zealand) and I don’t want to catch a cold.

So that’s my news – I’m going abstinent from soft drink, and I’m going to exercise and watch my portions.

I can do this.