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Finally the scales gave me what I wanted and desperately needed: a lower number! Yay 🙂

Over this past week I lost 1,2 kgs which is roughly 2,5 lbs. It’s pretty crappy over two weeks since there’s lots to lose, but hey – I’ll take it. I really needed some encouragement after last week when I didn’t lose anything.

My husband, recently called confectioner on national tv (he’s not), has been baking up a storm recently, as well as cooking bacon every darn day and the house smells soooo good. But with this encouraging result I will manage to stay clear of the kitchen and eat my fruit and quark without suffering too much. Yeah, I guess we need to talk about quark soon too…

When you read tomorrow’s post you might think I’ve forgotten all that I’ve just written, but trust me, it’s all been calculated for! 😉

What a cliffhanger, eh?!

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It’s official – I’ve never weighed as much as I do now. Never. And it’s horrible. Mainly I blame the cortisone I’ve been taking for a few years now, and between May and November in very high doses. But obviously, periodically not being able to walk, and feeling sorry for myself hasn’t helped.

I’ve never been on this much cortisone before, so didn’t realize quite how bad it’d be, but let me tell you – it blows. Your body just swells, out of control. These are some of the side effects I’ve experienced:

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  • Dry and thinning skin
  • Bruising or discoloration of skin
  • Insomnia – sometimes
  • Mood changes – in my case, less happy
  • Dizziness – only sometimes, luckily
  • Bloating – oh, hell yes
  • Slow wound healing
  • Changes in the shape or location of body fat – changes in the rapid growth of it!

But you know what’s not even on there? Facial hair. Yep. Cortisone makes you grow a beard. Well maybe not quite, but up close I look like a classic witch/hag with long hairs growing on my chin. Not cool.

Of course, it also gives you weak bones, and bad teeth, but they’re apparently such “minor” side effects they didn’t even make it on the list. Crazy.

So now – no sugar. And once I’ve got that under control I’m joining Weight Watchers again to get whatever help I can to help all this water my body is holding on to out of my system. My Doc said the cortisone kilos should be gone by summer (summer!!!), but I’ll be damned if I can’t give them a good kick up the arse first. Wish me luck please, because I hate myself right now. I avoid mirrors and cameras as best I can, as I can’t even recognize myself.

This. Is. Not. Me


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Also known as 10 weeks till Christmas. Because that’s all there’s left until there’s a knock on the door and a “Ho, ho, ho” can be heard.

Thus, Weigh-in-Wednesdays make their comeback starting tomorrow. Of course, the ultimate goal is to lose 10 kgs for the wedding, but losing 5 kgs till Christmas would be a very good start. Weight Watchers here I come!

Come Christmas, this should be me (without the boob job) 😉

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And…we’re home 🙂 With five days to spare I’ve reached my first goal – to lose 7,5 kg by June 1st. Yay! My pants are falling off and all my bras are too big (goddammit – I hate that part of weight loss).

P, the bf, says it sounds crazy that I should’ve lost that much weight in the time we’ve been together, but it’s true. At work people say there’s nothing left of me which of course is total bs, but even so – it’s nice that people notice and actually mention it!

So, time for a new goal then, eh? Well…I said in March that “The ultimate goal is to shift a total of 13,5 kg, and if I manage that for December I’ll be pleased”. That still goes, but I may attempt at something a little more – I’m going to aim for another 6-9 kg lost by December 16th when I board a plane for Bali. Sound feasible? I’ll need an entire new wardrobe by then, granted, but I should be able to wear my favourite pair of jeans (a pair of Wrangler’s) again – woohoo!

So – onwards and upwards! I won’t bore you with as regular updates from now on, maybe monthly or so. But – thanks for all your support so far!

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It’s been two weeks since the last weigh-in update, but that doesn’t mean I’ve bailed out – no no! Last week, no 10, I came within 100 g of my goal – so close! – and then I sat on my ass for four days, eating, in a canoe, and I bounced right back up again to where I was week 9. Or, close to it at least. I now, again, have 1,1 kg to lose in a mere 12 days…will I make it? I don’t know if they’re taking bets on it, but you might want to find out. 😉

I honestly think some of it is down to building muscles too. I’m keeping up with my running routine, and almost even missed it when I was out canoeing. Crazy, I know. This fine morning I did the usual island lap and added more to it at the end – tough going, but I did it! That run I signed up for is approaching at a frightening pace, so I need to get myself psyched for that…

Ok…here we go!

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And…I’m back. Back where I was two weeks ago, or at least very close to it. I lost -0,7 kg this past week, so I now have 1,4 kg to go in 3,5 weeks. It should be achievable, what with my new crazy running idea.

I hate jogging. Like, literally hate it. It’s just about the worst thing I know, always has been. Up until a couple of weeks ago I’d never ran more than 3 km at any one point in my life. Ever. And now my morning run is 4,6 km. Crazy. It takes me like a good 40 mins, so I’m by no means fast, but then again I don’t need to be, I just want to burn fat.

And here’s the real kicker (for which I entirely blame you, Tasha) – I’ve signed up for a bloody run. Like, an organized run (Blodomloppet) in the city. It’s 5 km, and for a good cause – to promote giving blood. It’s our sports club at work that’s been pestering us about joining in. Ok, so they didn’t really pester us, but there were a couple of e-mails about it. So, on June 9th I will, 1,5 kg less heavy, run myself to an early death. Without a doubt.

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DOH! I knew it would happen, of course it would! So why didn’t I get my act together sooner?! You want to know why, like really know why? Because I’m stupid is why. Sigh. I’ve lost my momentum. I’ve gained weight in the last week. Goddammit. And just when did this become a weight-loss blog anyway? Booooring!

I’ve gained 0,8 kg, so over a pound, and now have 2,1 kg to lose (again) in 4,5 weeks – so the pressure is on. Since my knee is back in order I’m going to up my level of excercise from now on, and I started by heading out for a run with my best friend and neighbour at 6 am this morning. We jogged over to the next island over from us and did a full lap and back. She’s in much better shape than I, so she pushed me on which was great. We said we’d try and do it twice a week, and then I’m buying a bike on Friday, so starting next week I’ll be biking to and from work – 10 km total every day.

I WILL reach my goal, so help me God, or whoever else that might care. Bring on June 1st, I’m sooo ready!

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