Thanks to Ronnie for suggestions on a plan and to others for their general encouragement.
After last Wednesday's weigh-in there was little or no improvement by Saturday so my wife marked me down for six strokes of the cane at some future date.
I have to take a chart to the weight checks where progress, good or bad is recorded.
I skipped a meal yesterday and did some swimming..
There was a delightful young woman walking around the pool wearing the smallest of bikinis, so that provided a pleasant distraction whilst I exercised..
Later in the evening I ate slowly as I have been told that aids the diet.