Greetings all. Finally, it has come to this. Over the years, I have gone up and down in weight more times than a bridal nightie and now I am about to turn the big 50.
I am a full time carer for my wife who is 36
and so I stay home most of the time. My weight has risen steadily over the past ten years from 115kg to January 2nd this year of 130.2kg!
Due to limited funds, I cannot afford a gym or buy fancy drinks or shakes and believe it or not I actually eat healthy food and dont drink alcohol(well, except for the occasional snort during the festive season or birthdays).
When I was younger, I could do exercise of 2k runs, ride my bike to work and play table tennis all day, which made me loose 15kg in 3 months. But I was a spritely 35 year old then. Now with my 50th only 5 weeks away, it has become the battle of the bulge. On the hereditary side, my mother battled weight loss all of her life, but my father is skinny(now why is it in couples you get one big one and one skinny one, you ever noticed that
?), so he just put up with everything mom did, from diets, to fad diets to surguery. Now half the kids born were of mums genes(me and my youngest sister) long sufferes of weight imbalances, and my 3 other brothers who were like dad. It pisses me off when my brother would say how fat I have become while he is digging into a plate of meat and spuds and I am feeling guilty about eating anything
Well, so much for the history lesson. I figure that I need some kind of exercise. Now I hate walking.
One, because it is soooo boring and two, I have a cerviacal rib, which means I have a nerve that connects over the extra rib on my left side which causes my left arm to go numb when walking for longer than 20 minutes. I have had this since I can remember, even when I was in the army at 17. I have an Obetrek, but it states maximum weight is 120kg. Damm, 10kg over. When I try it, it makes a horrible racket, must be a built in complaint component. So I have dusted off the old push bikes and trying them.
Now I measured the distance from our house to the top of the street. About 250 meters. Uphill. So, I figured 8 times up every day. About 2k a day, uphill on a push bike. Problem is, the bike tyres are rated to only 90k, so they are constantly being flattened by my fat ass. Gives me an excuse to go for a 20 minute walk to the service station to pump them up and ride home.
Anyway, after the inital shock of seeing 130.2 on the scales, in 2 weeks I have gone down to 126.8kg. I do my riding 6 days a week, usually when the wife is preparing dinner so I have an appetite. I drink more water than I used to(I hate water
), and one thing I have noticed is that I actually do snack. I have denied this for years, but now when I think about nibbling on something I make an effort not to, and wow
I do eat a lot between meals. I have now taken up eating beans(green fresh from the produce) if I feel like nibbling, however, once a fortnight I buy a treat of shortbread bickies.
This is my jouney.