Monday, 25 May 2020

Project 30

Back in 1991 in Italy
Now the rooms are done (one more to do, but that will start next week), I need something else to do. And it presented itself with a dress. A tight fitting dress at that. Which... ehm... wasn't supposed to fit tightly.

Yes, my next project is to loose some weight. Ever since this whole Corona crisis thing I have put on a few pounds here and there. Add those to the ones I already had collected over the years and it is a sizable me standing on the scales.

I remember working in Italy a lifetime ago. I was thin, I was tanned, I looked great. I moved to France. I was thin, I was in reasonable shape, I looked great. I moved to England and within a year my gp told me to watch my weight. I didn't listen.

The triathlon in 2016, not thin and most certainly not fit!
Over the years I tried to loose. When I wanted in the army for example. I did loose some, I became a bit fitter, but never made it through the tests. I became a busdriver then. The perfect job to not gain weight. Ha!

And over the years that followed the weight was put on. And on. And on. Until I now have a dress that shouldn't fit tightly, but does anyway. I got to thinking: I have just ordered my uniform (not a clue when I start yet), what if the size I ordered is not the right size anymore. Better loose some weight in that case.

So, the new project is called Project 30 and is supposed to help me loose 30 kilograms (66 pounds). And yes, I know, I won't loose it in one year. It might take several years. Or it might never happen as I do love my food and I don't particularly like moving about in an energetic manner. But I will give it my best go.

'Safe weight loss by Adiposetten weight loss tablets'
Don't worry though: I am not going to starve myself. There will be no pills, nor potions. I will most likely not even become a member of a gym as I know myself: go twice, become a sponsor for the next five years! But cutting down on the intake, getting back to walking and becoming a bit more active will have to be enough. 

I will keep you posted on how I go. My first goal is 105, which means about a kilo (2 pounds) to loose now. 


  1. Let me tell you that I mysteriously had several summer shirts shrink over the winter.

  2. Hari OM
    Slow and steady, that's the pace. One of the biggies is sugar; but biggest of all is getting the mind set to it! We'll be cheering you on. YAM xx

    1. I have just transcribed all the recipes I have here so far. There are some yummy treats there. Some of them definitely not good for me.... Mmmmmmmm

  3. My GW's doctor asked her if she did any kind of exercise. GW said, yes, she works out 3 to 5 days a week for 8 hours. Her job is not a sit-down job!

  4. Oh dear Mara...why is it weight jumps on before we swallow something not so healthy BUT when we try to eat right, exercise etc...That weight just takes root
    Good luck

  5. Good luck with your weight loss. Our mom struggles with her weight too and has trouble losing it too.

  6. I had taken off several lbs. but about 5 had crept back on my body. With the surgery and eating being a challenge for now 7 lbs. lighter. That won't last if I go back to the bad habits again. I found keeping a calorie count of food eaten was most helpful. I need to keep off the 7 plus at least 10 more as my weight is still considered morbidly obese. So if you want I would be a 'lose some of this butt' buddy. Janice

  7. You go girl, you can do it and I need to follow along in your footsteps. Reducing carbs and sugar is a good place to start!


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