Anyone who knew me back in the day will tell you I was a skinny kid. My father made jokes about it, telling people I had to “run around in the shower to get wet.” But somehow my muscle and fat caught up with my heavy bones (wrist measurement 8 inches) and I struggle to get back to the weight I should be by every measure known.
Lockdown put paid to a great deal of our walking activities. Then an over enthusiastic bout of gardening at the allotment resulted in bursitis, meaning that I could not bend my left knee for almost two months, so even my sporadic Wii Yoga exertions came to a halt.
Imagine my surprise – nay shock – when I dug out the Wii this morning and weighed in 5lb (2.25kg) — 5lbs!!!! — lighter than I was 3 months back!
My immediate thought was “I’ve lost 5lbs? Where the hell from?” Especially as the bathroom scales have been telling me a very different story.
My next thought was to get off the Wii board smartish, before the reading changed!
I have no doubt the next time I dare to step on that Wii it will tell me I have put on 10lbs (ish – cough), but just for today?
I have lost 5lbs!