This is a 5 kilo bag of potatoes. As of today I am no longer carrying this around with me everywhere I go.
Most of you will be aware of my struggle with losing weight over the years, especially after the cancer surgeries and chemo which really screwed up my metabolism. But after my recent bout of gastroenteritis followed by the emergency op I have dropped five kilos “without even trying”.
Yes, that last bit is meant to be facetious. And of course it’s just the tip of the iceberg because I still need to lose about four more bags of potatoes, but at least I seem to be heading in the right direction after years of being stuck at the same unhealthy weight.
This has actually inspired me to get super serious about getting fit as soon as I am recovered enough to go back to the gym. But the fact that I’ve lost these five kilos while basically sitting around on my butt since mid-August is also inspiring because it has made me realise how just a few small changes in my diet can make a huge difference. And these are changes that I know I can live with. Go me!
Fiona Flores Watson said:
Wow, that’s a welcome unexpected side-effect! New wardrobe needed, then?!! Bit of light shopping once your stitches are out, so you can try on clothes?
Nah, I’ll wait till I lose another ten kilos before I buy any new clothes. I have plenty of stuff to “fit back into” along the way to keep me going.
I know the feeling – I have dropped 6 kilos since April! Without really trying as well – trouble is getting any lower (which I need to) will require trying!
As you say – having got rid of it, the key is to keep it off.
Nothing like a serious gastro episode followed by (just the smell of) hospital food to kick start a weight-loss regimen. 🙂
Good to see you up and about.
Hey Mike – nice to see you here! To be fair, hospital food in Spain is actually pretty good. But just being in hospital puts me off… well, everything.
I trust you are back home now?
Way to go, Az! Fantastic – not the way you’d choose to lose it, obviously, by the sounds of it, but its certainly a silver lining if it has helped you to see what small changes can be made and stuck to that will continue to help the battle against the bulge 🙂