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Burger Lite: Back from the dead

Posted February 14, 2018 into Sport by John Birmingham

Dragged my worthless arse back to the gym today. I haven't exercised since mid-December. In my defence, I did manage to pick up a case of something called 'walking pneumonia' just before Christmas and have only just got the all clear from my doctor last week. It was a helluva thing. Hacking, coughing, spluttering, fever, chills, the whole ninety-nie snotty yards, for seven weeks.

I did a couple of courses of antibiotics, none of which seemed to help. In the end it sort of just burned itself out. Funny thing is, I'm still coughing. The doctor told me that my body has forgotten how to stop. Been taking some cough suppressant trying to give myself a break from it.

I got into a pretty good groove before all this too. I'd just finished the second bar of my brown belt grading for jujitsu. The ladies were travelling overseas. Apart from looking after Thomas all I had to do was write some words and look after myself.

Anyway, seven weeks later, I haven't stepped on the scales yet but I feel like I'm about three or four kg heavier.

Took it pretty easy today, on doctor's orders. Just half an hour on the elliptical trainer and a pretty mild session at that. I felt fine afterwards. We'll see how I shape up tomorrow. I'm really getting to that point in life where, when I put weight on, it really wants to stay.

8 Responses to ‘Burger Lite: Back from the dead’

Bondiboy66 reckons...

Posted February 15, 2018
That post sickness cough can hang around for ages...been there done that. I just waited it out. Getting back to the exercise is a bugger too, one becomes used to lazing about!

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted February 15, 2018
One does indeed.

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Rob is gonna tell you...

Posted February 15, 2018
Wife and I are doing the 5-2 fasting diet thingo. I've lost 5 kilos or more already, she is at nearly 7 or more gone. It really does work. And interestingly, kills your appetite for the rest of the week, so you become more mindful of what you're eating and are able to make conscious decisions about what and when you want to eat. Downside is , those Lean Cuisine low Kj meals are fricken awful. Only 23 kilos to go, at this rate I should lose that by July.

John Birmingham reckons...

Posted February 16, 2018

NBlob is gonna tell you...

Posted February 16, 2018
Madness. Respect, but madness. If I lost 23 kilos, there'd be less of me around and I like me.

Rob would have you know...

Posted February 19, 2018
my middle aged spread really needs to go. I can feel my ankles and knees creak everytime I go up a flight of stairs

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jason ducks in to say...

Posted February 19, 2018
I hear you.

Four kilos hanging around for almost a year now. Gonna have to address that real soon before i need top buy different clothes.

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Murphy_of_Missouri reckons...

Posted February 21, 2018
Been swimming 600 yards every morning before class in the campus pool five days a week. Meanwhile I've been using the home gym for lifting, concentrating on arms, shoulders, core, and legs.

If I have dropped the ball anywhere, it is heading to the community center or campus gym to do those things that my home gym can't.

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