Monday, October 17, 2016

My 1/2 pound of flesh

Tarry a little, there is something else.
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;
The words expressly are "a pound of flesh."
The Merchant Of Venice Act 4, scene 1, 304–307

Ah, I remember this well as we studied The Merchant of Venice for the Inter Cert.
Now I'm really showing my age!

I have recently been haunted by my own "pound of flesh" or rather my "half pound of flesh".
For my first weigh in on Operation Transformation I weighed 11st 11 1/2 pounds.
Second weigh in: 11st 4 1/2 pounds.
Third weigh in: 11 st 2 1/2 pounds.
Great result. But I wish I could get rid of that 1/2 pound
Fourth weigh -in: 11 st 0 1/2 pounds
It's still there. a nice even 11 st would be even better.
Fifth weigh in: 10st 12 1/2 pounds.
I'll never lose it.
Sixth weigh in: 10st 13lbs
Nooooo1 I didn't want to lose it by putting it on!!!
Seventh weigh in: 10st 11 1/2 lbs
I don't care that it's back. At least I lost weight.
Eight weigh in: 10st 9 1/2 lbs
It's followed me to the end.

Now eight months down the line I have kept on track, added new exercise to my regime and continued to lose pounds and inches.
This morning I stepped on my scales and for the first time in 16 years I am in the 9 stone bracket.

Of course I am absolutely thrilled....but there is one teenie tiny niggle. If I could lose that damn 1/2 pound I will have brought my total weight loss to an even two stone. An extra lap of Joristown Park should help me achieve that!


9 comments:

  1. Keep at it Nols you can do so if you try hard enough.

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