(Disclaimer: I know you’re not my doctor, I have a doctor’s appointment scheduled but it’s two months away and I’d like some info before that. I won’t take anything you say seriously. I will listen to what my doctor says. I know you’re all a bunch of faceless Internet yahoos who will give me false information and I promise to believe not a word of it.)
That said, Mr. Athena is a worrywart, and he’s driving me nuts because I’ve (gasp!) lost weight without trying much. He’s certain I have some horrible disease; I’m thinking there’s a lot of reasons why this weight is gone, and I’m pretty fookin’ happy it is.
I’ve lost about 18-19 pounds over the last year and a half. The first ten pounds of that was right after I quit a desk job. I had put on ten pounds when I started that desk job, so to me, it makes sense that working in an office makes me fat, and when I stopped, my eating habits changed, and I dropped the weight over about a year.
At that point (which was about last February), I started working out more. We temporarily moved to a place about a mile from downtown, and we’d walk there and back at least 6 days a week, and usually a bit longer than that. So I dropped another few pounds over the 2.5 months we lived there. Then we moved back home, and it was summer, and I bought a new bike. I biked a lot - let’s say an average of 4 hours a week, hard enough to be VERY sweaty when I was done - and another 5 pounds or so was gone.
Now, it’s getting cold, and I haven’t worked out much over the past month. Maybe 1-2 times a week, and not at all in the past week. I’m still dropping, albeit slowly - I’d say on average I’m between a half pound and a pound lighter than I was a month ago.
So, am I dying? Is anything about this odd? For what it’s worth, I’ve never lost a pound in my life without working incredibly hard at it, so it seems a bit unusual to get to a point in my life where it’s coming off rather easily, but it’s not like there’s no explanation. I know I eat better when I’m not working outside the house (not as many tasty tempting lunch items, and I’m free to cook more dinners), so I’m sure that’s part of it.
I think neither of us would be worried except for the fact that I still seem to be losing even without working out. But I guess to me, it’s slow enough that it doesn’t worry me. Mr. Worry-Wart, on the other hand, is losing sleep over it.
As I said at the beginning, I’m going to the doctor but it ain’t anytime soon. I’m also far from a waif - my BMI is slightly over 25, and I’m a good twenty or thirty pounds away from skinny.
Should I join him in worrying?