This is a damn good feeling!!!

by Rob on

Most people will know by now that I am trying to lose weight and with a good result so far. On that later a bit more.

A few days ago I was in Haarlem and I decided also to buy some new jeans.

At a shop I found I went directly to the XL, XXL and XXXL section as I used was over the last years. I got a bit frustrated as I could find nothing that fitted well.

A lady working at the shop must have noticed my frustration, she came toward to me and asked me if she could help. I explained that I had problems to find fitting jeans.
She took two steps backwards and looked at me. Then she told me that I should not be looking here at the larger sizes, but should go to the section with the common sizes.
I literally felt a warm glow… back to the “normal” sizes. What an achievement!

The kind lady showed me the part of the store where I should be according her.
I asked her if she could advise me on the size of jeans I should look for.
She looked at me again and said 38/32. I really could not believe this. But there I was a few minutes later, wearing jeans of size 38/32! Completely unbelievable for me!

Why this was a huge surprise for me? Some pants I bought some months ago was of the size 58/32. Yes, you read well… 58… and now 38!

I am so happy with this complete out of the world result.

So yes, I have been trying to lose weight and as it shows with good result. People all around me told me that it showed so very well. There was even one person who carefully informed if I was ill.

In the around two months I am working on this I lost around the 18kg. An average of 2 kilo per week, which is good because losing too much too fast is really not good (and often leads to gaining weight later on again). And I went from “seriously overweight” to “overweight”, but my goal will be of course “normal weight”.
My last concern is my belly. But I know this will be the hardest to get back to normal and it will take time. But I will go for it.

Some folks asked me what my secret was. Well, there is no secret. Move more (10.000 steps at least per day, which sounds a challenge but isn’t) and eat healthy (look at calories, stay away from pre-prepared things, no sauces and alike from the supermarket, focus on vegetables and fruit… but choose wisely :P). My fear was that I only could eat things that weren’t really tasty. What a mistake! I can eat salmon and other fishes, all kinds of beef, poultry, many kinds of vegetables and much more.

What really helps a lot is the support and advices from the people around me. Specially when people react very enthusiastic on the result I have, that really gives a damn good feeling.

Rob (3 comments to this article.)

Written by: Rob

Sharing joyfully my life with Marion. Gaming. Cooking. Whisky. Greece/Lesbos. Photography. Computers. SF & Fantasy.

3 Comments

Bjarne

I’m so happy for you Rob! Whoow what a result. It also made me aware I should move more so thanks for that; Will setup my step counter again.

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Marion

I’m so freaking proud of you, Rob. This is a great achievement!
And as I showed you this morning, your hips are now as they should be: Skin, a small layer of body tissue (that should be there!) and then the bones. Size 38/12 is your size and will not go further down.

So after Greece (or maybe already in Greece :P) we will have a close look at your wardrobe and throw all that doesn’t really fit or doesn’t look nice away and replace it. Making sure you get a nice and modern wardrobe (and don’t worry, I don’t want you to run around in pink skinny trousers :P).

And concerning your belly, we saw this morning that in the last week it went down 2 centimetres. So that will be fine as well.

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Sanne

And what is wrong with pink skinny trousers? :-).

I foresee for Rob some very nice casual clothes and some decent suits (without ties!). :-).

And Rob, extremely well done!

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