[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
I skipped the gym tonight, something I rarely do but I hurt my leg yesterday walking home from work and I'm sooooooo tired. I'll put in the hard yards tomorrow.
Things went well at work today - I'm finishing up this job tomorrow and starting the new one on Monday. The bad news is I don't get my first pay until mid April. That is going to take some budgeting to deal with. Damn money, it's always a problem.
I'm still finding it freaky that I've lost a third of me. It's not even about the weight loss but that I once had a third of my body just hanging around doing nothing. I'm still flabby but a lot of the 2/3s left contain vital things like internal organs and skin and bones and muscles. The third I've lost contained none of that. It was not earning it's keep unless I was stuck in the desert or something and I had to live off my fat reserves for months... and since I'm not one of the Leyland Brothers, that's not likely to happen.
Today I was thinking, people get all het up because some study shows a tentative link between some food or habit and a disease. If you eat this you might increase your chances of butt cancer or whatever. But really it's the big picture that counts. If your basic diet is rubbish then drinking 2 cups of green tea a day or taking a vitamin pill is a waste of time.
If you are overweight and you eat an unhealthy diet, you will eventually wreck your health, both physically and mentally. No two ways about it. I used to say - I might be fat but I'm healthy. I said that after I had my gall bladder removed. I said it after I was diagnosed with diabetes. I said it when I hardly had the energy to get out of bed of a morning.
Breathing and walking around don't mean you are healthy. Being free of disease doesn't even mean you are healthy.
I'm glad I'm not in that place now.
Kathryn can you email me? I have something to ask you, (email@example.com)(fairly urgent.
So true, so true... I have really changed my thinking over the last few months and want to be a well and healthy person. This takes work but I know it will be worth it.
Amen to that!!!! We are what we eat has never sounded more true :) Once you get your mind right, nothing can stop you.
You have such a great way of expressing things - especially like the third of you hanging around doing nothing!
I love the comment about 1/3 of your body hanging around doing nothing - it is so true and such a great way to put it !
It's good to be able to know when to give your body a break and not feel guilty about it either.
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats