When I was a kid and up to the end of my teens I ate what I liked and never had to worry about my weight. I never thought about it, worried about it or had to make decisions concerning what I ate.

As a teenager, growing up in the late sixties and early seventies, I ate what I could as money was scarcer than calories and healthy choices were not the buzz words that they are today.

In my early twenties and over the course of a few months, I fell ill with constant abdominal pain and was admitted to hospital where I started to lose weight as I couldn’t keep anything down and the use of painkillers killed any appetite I might have had.

After 5 weeks I had lost more than 20 kilos and when I was finally taken to the Operating Theatre I was just a shadow of my former self.

The surgeons were pleased with their work and proudly showed me what they had removed in a glass bottle. I was just happy to be pain free at last and looked forward, at last, to the rest of my life.

I have, rightly or wrongly, pinpointed this incident to the commencement of my problems with body weight, as since then, not only did I regain all the weight I had lost, but also I went the other way and became chronically overweight.

I’ve spent the last 40 odd years struggling to establish a stable, acceptable – to me, body weight.

At this moment I’m once again overweight. This time last year I managed, after a years effort, to drop down to a healthy BMI and went from XL to Medium.

Now I should try to take it off, again, but I can’t seem to find the motivation or the energy to embark, once again, on the weight loss quest.

It’s a constant preoccupation and a source of stress and worry.

It’s not going to go away though is it.

One Reply to “Cake or fresh fruit?”

  1. Good luck. you can do it! i know how difficult it can be. in our younger years our metabolism is much faster so we can pig out and not worry about gaining an inch at the waist, but now it is much harder. i used to weigh 120 lbs when i was 20 and now i am overweight (in my eyes) which is far too much than it should be and it has only been a few years since i was 20.
    i know it’s an uphill battle, but trust me, it is wonderful to have that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. i reached 200 lbs at the age of 23 and i went down to 150lb in a few months. so i KNOW it can be done..it just takes a bit of determination and commitment, and then it’ll be fine.
    i have gained weight ..again.. and i intend to start walking and staying hydrated and try to shed the fat (and keep it off) this time.
    work hard at it! im sure you’ll do great!
    once you start seeing a bit of change in your physique, you will feel motivated to continue. you just have to start.. which is the hardest part. but once you do.. i promise, you’ll enjoy it!
    GOOD LUCK! =]
    Also, please do check out my food-review blog too with posts which you may find interesting at https://eatandtell1.wordpress.com/ =]
    & follow me on Facebook too https://www.facebook.com/eatandtell001
    Bon Appetit! =]


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