Question: What’s five kilograms?
Answer: The difference between an anorexic diet and a regular one.
Over the last two weeks, I have lost two kilos (not bad, especially with Chanukah in the equation). I was moderately hungry, here and there, but not too bad.
My (near-adult) son, over the same two weeks (which started with his fasting pre surgery and his anorexic diet following the gastric bypass) lost seven kilos.
Frankly, he may have lost more, but I had more fun. A kilo a week is fine for me.
And an extra “fallout” of our diets is that another sibling is also committing to try to loose weight. And even Ricki, who is still in “indulgence mode” has been easier to keep within realistic boundaries of food consumption this week. (Unchecked, she can eat horrendous amounts….) [Whenever I refrain from overeating I have made it a habit to comment out loud that I am refraining. I am hoping that this will influence her.]
When I quizzed my husband, “What’s the difference between a regular diet and a gastric bypass?” and told him the answer, he commented:
“There’s another difference. He will continue losing.” (Implying that I wouldn’t.)
I understand his lack of confidence in my diet. I mean, why should this time be any different?
That is a question I will need to deal with day-by-day.
So I didn’t answer my husband’s jibe.
So here’s a cyber (calorie-free) toast to surprises!!!!!!