Up untill now, indulgence has – to me – pretty much meant chocolate. In various forms. Dark, tempting, amazing. Chocolate melted into brownies. Chocolate chips melted into chocolate chip cookies. Into wonderous cakes with steaming, melted midsections. Oh, there are other gastronomic indulgences as well. Not to mention shopping. But my funds have been limited, and chocolate allways near at hand. Allways scalable to funds. And the healing powers – oh – just think about Harry Potter and the dementors. I say no more.
Nonetheless, I’ve decided 2013 is the time for an entirely different indulgence. To do something else for myself. Having accumulated excessive chocolate over years, I’ve grown tired of carrying it around. Tired of back pains, growing knee pains, cholesterol and blood sugar pushing safe limits. Now, I have tried to get rid of it before. A few times with reasonable success, but recently my body has seemed to respond to any attempts by just shutting down metabolism to basically nothing. So I decided I neeed help. I enrolled in a program.
So what have the results been? To this date, I’ve lost 10 kg (or some 22 lbs). My my arms are longer. I can wear my wedding band again. I’m somehow travelling back in time, through parts of my wardrobe I haven’t worn for ages, havent had the heart to toss. It’s easier to get my butt off the couch, go for long walks. I am planning a reunion with my estranged national constume, my ‘bunad‘.
Now, if I’ve gone this far, the bunad may have to do it’s share, widen just a bit. I’m not going to pretend I’m 15 again. I’m not sure exactly where I’ll end up. I’ll let that depend on the feel of it. Where I can comfortably stay, stabilize. Find a balance between intake and activity. However, I will continue a bit because:
1) I want to be below medically defined overweight
2) I know I’ll gain a couple of kilos by just going off the diet (rebuilding glucose storage, gaining more water)
3) I’d feel more comfortable having a little buffer.
So I’ll just keep moving along the same direction for a while.
Strangely, hardly anyone seem to have noticed. Or they don’t dare to say anything. Myself, I’m pretty smug about the state of things 😉