Long time, no log in. Well, I'm still not back into things and I know I've put a little of the weight back on without even jumping on the scales. I well and truly lost my way (weigh LOL!) over Christmas. I might be getting back into it this this week though because my car broke down on Wednesday and I won't be getting it back until next Wednesday (it needs a new starter motor). What this means is that I have to walk to and from work each day which is no easy task considering it's a 6km trek each way, so that's a 12km walk each day. And let me tell you that you haven't experienced leg and foot pain until you walk a total of 12kms in a day when you're about 35 kilos overweight. I also have to carry a bag with a change of clothes, small hair dryer, toilettries and umbrella because we have been having storms and it's really, really warm and humid. When I get to work I'm wet, sweaty, no make up, and my hair is all frizzed out from the humidity. So I have to leave at 6.30am, get there at 8am, lock myself in the disabled toilet for privacy, take my wet clothes off, freshen myself up, dry my hair, change into my work clothes, repack my wet clothes, and then start work. Christ.
But the best part is at home time when I have to get back into damp clothes and wet sneakers and do the whole trek back home again.
If there's one good thing that's come out of all this it's that the shenannigans of the past few days has made me realise that the short 4.2km walk I was doing five times a week and that was taking my weight of quite nicely really wasn't that bad. I also didn't have to arrive at work all sweaty and frizzed out at the end of it. I'm not religious but I almost get the feeling that the car broke down for a reason, you know what I'm saying? Maybe there is someone or something up there trying to tell me something.
Thanks for checking in and keeping an interest in my little thread here guys. It means the world to me that people are supportive and interested in how I'm going. I'll get there eventually.
One thing that's a big motivator for me at the moment is that I'm a huge heavy metal fan and I've heard whispers that Metallica might be coming out later this year. I used to go to metal shows but stopped in '06 when my weight started ballooning again because at those shows it's hot, sweaty and the audience is usually packed in like sardines. My weight has stopped me from going. And I REALLY don't want to miss out on 'tallica!
Talk to you all again soon,