Let’s call this first week ‘awareness week’. I was pretty aware of all the nasties that made their way into my stomach.
However, thanks to one of the best diet boosters ever, I managed to shrink a little. I shrank despite being totally off our usual schedule – we went to Germany last weekend to introduce little L to her great grandma – and despite a long car journey that made us pass France (pain au chocolat & sandwich jambon, fromage, beurre) and Belgium (waffles and chocolate), and finally guided us to our final destination, Germany, land of the Jaegerschnitzel. And did you know that there is a range of Ferrero chocolate snacks that are exclusively available in Germany? Of course, I had them all.
I can literally hear you shouting ‘Tell us! Share your secret, MM! What is this magic diet booster?’ Yee shall wait no longer.
It is sadness. Simply sadness. It always makes me a little sad to see my grandma, especially after granddad passed away last August. She has done good all her life long and is left alone now. Abandoned by her offspring, that – under the pretence of having her closer to care for her – moved her to a city she doesn’t know, out of her house, into a home.
Turns out my grandma doesn’t hand out blank cheques only because she will turn 94 next month. Guess who cares for her now.
I never wanted to go back to this city. Out of all places, why does she have to be there now? This place holds more bad memories than I feel I am able to deal with right now.
There is a German expression for the feeling I had all weekend long: ‘struck in the stomach’. It describes pretty well how I felt, despite being very well cared for in the lovely hotel Kaiserhof with its Jaegerschnitzel.
Now for the weigh-in:
Last week: 136 pounds
This week: 134 pounds
Pounds lost: 2
How many pounds left to lose: 9