Last week I was blogging about the fact that despite losing a fair number of pounds, I couldn’t locate where they’d disappeared from. I look the same. I feel the same. My clothes fit the same – OK so the clothes aren’t a good choice because I always wear them baggy anyway, but you get the idea! It was a little disconcerting to say the least that so many pounds could be lost and for them to have been seemingly invisible! But then, a couple of days ago, I found them!
Over and over again I’ve heard that in order to keep fit and lose weight you must exercise, and as I’ve also said in a previous blog, I have a problem with exercising. The mind is willing but the body is weak ….very weak! It’s not that I don’t want to do it, it’s just that it takes all the energy I have to do what I’m doing with 2 pre-schoolers, a house and a freelance business to run alongside multiple health issues including chronic fatigue. Despite all of this, there is one part of my body that does get exercise however, and it’s in this area that the exercise point is proven.
I’m not a real jewelry person. I love pretty gems, but usually to look at and not to wear. I have a medic alert necklace, a drug alert dog-tag for one specific medication, and a necklace hubby gave me our first Christmas together – I wear these every day. The only other jewelry (apart from my ear-rings) that I never take off are my rings – wedding and engagement. Well over the weekend I realized as I put them back on my fingers for the umpteenth time that they weren’t fitting properly. That’s right folks; the pounds I’ve lost so far have been lost from my fingers! Used to doing hours of exercise as they work out at the keyboard every day, they are now lean, mean typing machines!
So, I’ve discovered the slimmer area, and I’ve also proved that exercise plus diet equals slimmer works. Now if only I could find the energy to apply this to other areas on my body!