So we started with a bang, or maybe a whimper on Saturday morning. I was all over the place and couldn’t get it together – lucky I was on time (I have been late only 5 times in my life – yes it’s a problem).
I must admit I was very nervous. I mean, it really is ‘it’ for me. I have no other option but to do something about my weight – if I don’t I will continue to get heavier.
The day was interesting to say the least.
You could see the huddled groups of woman all nattering amongst themselves about how they just had their last fill of Kentucky Fried Chicken… I kind of felt sorry for them, but quickly realised that I was there for all the reasons they were. That quickly got the smug smile off my face.
It was a long day, from 9am to 4pm with a few breaks and a whole lot of talk about fat. Talk about obesity, talk about why people are fat, why we are bears and not humming birds and what it is [fat] actually doing to our bodies. To name a few.
I was horrified.
Horrified to find out that since gaining weight I have made 60 extra kilometres of blood vessels so my heart can push the blood to where it needs to go. SIXY KILOMETERS!
Horrified to hear stories about the man that got so fat his stomach fell so far in front of him that he couldn’t go to the bathroom without leaning on a wall and messing him self up in the process. Or the story of the lady who became so fat that her husband had to help clean her up after she went to the toilet because her bottom couldn’t separate when she sat down. Don’t even get me started on the pictures we saw.
You know what though. I really needed to see this. I needed to see and hear how bad it can get and what the consequences are if I keep going down the road of gaining 4-5 kilos each year.
I also learnt about;
- Soggy Brain Syndrome
- Hypoadiposis or Adiomegaly (new terms to define obesity)
- POD – Pain of Deprivation
- POEx – Pain of Exercise
- Weight scales are the devil in fat loss
- Each kilo lost produces 2 kilos of water (why you sometimes weigh more but are less fat)
So now I have to wait for another 12 days to see Dr Rensburg. During this time I have to take my supplements, fill out a comprehensive daily food diary and eat normally.
I must admit that I like this approach. Since making the decision to go on this wellbeing program some 4 weeks back, I feel like I am fully prepared for what I am about to face.
You have to put in the work to be accepted at every stage (there are 4 stages) and I am determined to make it.
I will make it and I have the support of people around me.