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A Pledge

A couple of years ago, a large man made a resolution; he went on a diet and he foreswore strong drink. He stuck to it, and after three months the Big Man became the Thin Man.

Now I’m somewhere in the middle, and my regression has to be reversed before all that good work goes completely to waste, or rather to waist. The warning signs exist; I haven’t had a steak for over two years, but last night I had a hamburger, albeit a very good one, in 1869, L’Escala. So, as of today I am back in the old routine, watching what I eat, and most important, off the alcohol. I am declaring this publicly, so that any back-sliding will be seen as weakness, something I do not like to display. Regular bulletins will be posted.

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  1. Shirl
    February 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Cheers big man!!!!xx

    • February 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you; under threat already, family for lunch, but I WILL be strong.

  2. Alison
    February 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Go for it, QJ. One of the hardest things in the world, this weight loss malarkey, but nowhere near as hard as keeping it off.

  3. Fred in sunny Sydney
    February 24, 2012 at 1:16 am

    We share the same boat.
    However it appears that as we go through our 60’s, as I discovered the other day, there is the bonus of sharp, unexpected weight loss occassionally overnight.

    I noticed I was nearly one kilo lighter than the day before, yet for several preceding days there was no movement whatsoever, and no cahnge in routine..

    Either those pesky fat cells decide only to move in unision, or somewhere in my bed is yet another body part weighing nearly a kilo that must have fallen off during that night! .

    • February 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Well, Fred. The phenomenon might depend on the meaning of ‘no movement whatsoever’. As for the drop-off theory, surely if that was correct you’d have lost more than a kilo. I suggest that you change the battery in your scales.

  4. Nick Noble
    May 14, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Unless I am going blind there have not been any further updates…

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