|Thursday, 31 March 2005|
Incredible Shrinking Frank
One of the 'leading indicators' for my health problems has been my weight.
When I was admitted into hospital back in October 2004, I weighed in at 125kg (275 pounds/19.6 stones). The message was clear, drop some weight or things will get worse, a lot worse!
So, I started a simple regime that consisted of some regular exercise (walk for 30 minutes each day), adjust what I eat (increase in fibre, more veggies, less crap), and give up some things (my beloved coffee).
This change was for the good, and the weight came off. I was averaging a loss of 500g per week. My doctors were happy with the progress and I was feeling good.
I made it through Christmas and New Year, but then was admitted to hospital again. This time, I weighed 115kg (253 pounds / 18 stone).
Once I got out of hospital, I continued with the regime. I even went walking through the local national park with a work friend.
By the time I went back to hospital for my minimally invasive endoscopic examination, I weighed in at 105kg (231 pounds / 16 stone).
Last week I passed under the 100kg barrier and this morning I weighed in at 98kg (216 pounds / 15 stone). I cant remember the last time I was this weight. I think it was 10 years ago.
I probably have another 10 kgs to shed in the next few months, especially with my upcoming surgery, but at least we've dealt with one of those pesky "leading indicators".[listening to: Woman - Wolfmother ]
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