6 months ago my doctor confirmed something I had suspected for a long time. It was still a bit of a shock. He took off his glasses and told me with sympathetic voice that I was fat. Well not exactly. He said that I was overweight and that my cholesterol was high. He gave me the ultimate choice to make…diet or pills. It was a toughie but in the end I went for the diet. Combined with that I needed to keep up the walking and in fact was one of the spurs to get a dog last month to help with general fitness.
So fast forward 6 months…I have lost 22 lbs, reduced my cholesterol and feel fitter than I have done for a long while. I am all for ultralight gear but it appears I have managed to ultralight myself! I havent finished yet and will keep going till I reach my target weight (another 9lbs). And it really has made a difference to my walking and so I am keen to keep it all going.
Barney the pup is a big help too 🙂