Finally achieved my goal of losing a kg in a week. That makes a total of 9 kg in the last hundred days. The increase is clearly due to the swimming. I can’t walk far but I sure can swim. I am aiming at 4 days a week at least from now one. After all what better use of my time is there? Maybe I can get fit enough to start SCUBA diving again.
An hour of breaststroke burns a lot of energy. More than backstroke it turns out. Backstroke is more efficient and I swim faster, but I’m going for the energy burn for now.
After the swim I spend another 30 to 45 minutes in the warmer indoor physio pool where I do all the exercises my therapist prescribed that are too painful to do under the full weight of gravity. There I get to chat with other old folks with artificial knees and hips and mobility problems worse than mine. A glimpse into my future if I don’t keep this up.
I’m losing weight and still eating food I like. I wish I’d figured this out sooner.
I just have to get the load off, Fanny. There’s a long way to go yet.
I pulled into Nazareth, was feeling ’bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey, mister, can you tell me, where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand, “No” was all he said.
Take a load off Fanny, and …