Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Ready to Lose weight?

I know I am overdue to return to Kenya when my trousers start to get a bit tight round the waist.

It's not my fault, but my job in the UK involves sitting in front of a computer all day, and being mildly disabled, I find exercise difficult. I have bought a bike, but in the recent bad weather , I thought it a little imprudent to go cycling.

And chocolate is for to easy to acquire in the UK.

What I need is a good stay in Kenya, eating only fresh fruit and vegetables, with a bit of meat on Sundays, no sweets, chocolate, candy, no cakes, biscuits, etc.

And most important, no car. Trying to stay in your seat during a six hour matatu ride must burn off a lot of calories, and just walking a few hundred metres at 5,700 feet altitude is also hard work. Just being subjected to 26°C to 35°C every day is hard work.

As soon as I get to Kenya, the pounds will soon drop off and I will be able to wear my trousers again, comfortably.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can relate to your experience. Whenever I'm in Kenya, I lose a lot of weight only to regain it all when I return to America. In Kenya, I walk about 2 miles to catch a bus to the nearest town and the same 2 miles back to my house. Unlike in America--where walking is an event, something to talk about at dinner with friends--in Kenya nobody notices, since most people walk out of necessity. Also, In Kenya, I eat only when I'm hungry--someone has to go buy food every day and cook it--it's hard work. In America, the roadways are lined with fast-food chains seeking to draw you in.