August 2009

I went to visit my dietician on Aug the 5th. She was very happy with the progress. I did say that I am sometimes amazed at the slowness of the weight loss and that it does get me down sometimes. I was re-assured that it was better to lose the weight slowly and for it to remain off then to come off in loads and go back on as quickly. It is not about a quick fix. There is no quick fix to losing weight. It is a slow process done on a daily basis with lowering the amount of food intake and gaining exercise as a means to using up the calories from the intake of food that day and then using up the stored calories in the fat. Hence we lose weight. So at the end of the day it is up to me to do the best I can to enhance my years of life on this planet and lose the weight and to gain fitness for my body to help me to sustain my feeling of well been. Simple but of course it is hard to do. I see the pictures in her book of foods to avoid and immediately I can taste them in my mouth. It puts me on alert not to get lost in the realms of fantasy and that I can eat that food and get away with it. Sorry I cannot. I would be back at square one and after 8 months of hard work and exercise and I believe it all to be worthwhile, I have no intention of spoiling it all just for a quick fix, no way my friend no way.

I also have my toe nails cut due to I cannot do for myself and it is a great feeling after the toe nails have been cut and the feet messaged. One feels the benefits of the chiropodist work after they complete there tasks on my feet. This is something I am learning as well, that message of the body is very good for feeling relaxed and to help smooth the mind and helps sleep. I would not have any message in the early months but now that I am down to 159 kilo it is manageable for me. I am unlikely to break the table. It is worth remembering for your own safety to check the holding weight of any bed, massage bed, chair or any furniture one is likely to use. This also applies to clothes. I promised myself I would not buy any clothes till I gained my required weight of 100kilo. That did not happen as my clothes became too baggy on me and now a triple xl fits me down from a 6 xl. So also this shows what is happening to the body and that the weight is coming off and the body size is depleting slowly but surely. It is further evidence that I am loosing weight. Often I am the last to notice. People say nice things to you and how are doing the weight loss and so on and they are some genuinely interested and I will give them what I have done to get this far and how the wardrobe contents are slowly changing to smaller sizes and the pleasure one takes from all of that is indescribable. Again though it can have the opposite effect of trying to lose the rest of the weight by tomorrow which does not help you at all and makes one feel depressed when it does not happen and one is prone to stop there food regime and decrease it and this is both wrong and dangerous.  Keep on with your food regime as it is.

The weight will come off do not do anything like skip meals and take the so called magic pills these will not help you one bit only to make you feel stupid, lost and what’s the use. Keep on track do not allow you to be sidetracked by any publicity or rush to get a body like the model on the TV. You must be your own best friend and not your enemy. Love yourself and the new you and be patient. You will succeed in losing all the weight you require to loose by giving time, time. Remember this GIVE TIME TIME. All will be well. You will be a success and all the platitudes you can give you please do so. You deserve them in abundance.

Do nothing to sabotage your well been. You have come a long way and the journey will soon become easier and will become part of your new life as a well exercised and free minded person when it comes to food and your precious body. Your body is your temple, see to it that you treat it like a temple and look after it with all your might.

Be well and enjoy life daily.

I weighted in at 163.1

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Oliver Greene

About the Author

I suffered weight issues for over fifteen years. I started with being fat then I graduated to being overweight. At last, obesity struck me about 8 years ago. In the year 2008, December, I fell seriously ill. The illness could have cost me my life but for my faith and family that I came around. Now that I had got a new life I had to spend it with zest, confidence and a winning attitude.