Day 9: Sunday, November 20
There’s nothing like the smell or view of shit to remind us that humans are animals. After my concert last year, i was left with enough cheap toilet paper to bury me several times over. It took 10 months for my arse to finish it all. What a contrast to now when i took my first, reluctant crap in days…and i plipped rather than plopped. So much for junk food being junk food cause my body must’ve decided it was needed and hung onto as much as it could. Just as well as i’m busy on my last toilet roll.
Brunch: 3 potatoes (microwaved and then fried).
Dinner: Nothing. Continue reading
Day 7: Friday, November 18
86kg. I lost 6kg in 1 week – inactive women on continuous diets must be jealous – he he.
I never expected to be overweight when poor but the logic is that the cheapest foods (bread, potatoes) and treats (oil, crisps) are fattening. Gone are those South African days from the past when fat was desirable and sexy as it indicated wealth (which was associated with health and security). A lifetime of cheap pap, bread, potatoes and beans has made many black women into wobbly, fat mamas.
Nevertheless, it smacks of irony that only 1 week ago i weighed more than i ever had. Having no car and walking everywhere only rubs in the oxymoron. Conversely, and concurrently (but not wholely), i do spend a lot of time in front of my computer which isn’t good for the belly!
On Thursday night, i tortured myself by watching 4 episodes of Man versus Food that i found on my computer. Even now, i’m salivating as i think of those enormous meals and, most of all, the pork/broccoli/garlic/cheese/gravy roll that was in the last episode i watched. Continue reading