I have to say I’m enjoying the heat and sunshine far more than I have in previous years, and its largely down to a couple of physical changes.
Firstly I’m wearing my hair a lot shorter these days than I have done in the past. Long gone are the days of hair down past the small of my back. These days I grab the clippers and buzz cut my hair back to an even grade two about once a month.
Secondly, and far more importantly, is that the weight I lost when I started treatment with Byetta has stayed off with the shift to Bydureon. I still have a little bit of a belly these days, but its more feasibly the type to respond to situps and exercise than the barrel configuration I used to sport.
I even got accused by Lady M of looking skinny on the chest last night, to which I replied that the heat had just made it melt and accumulate further down my body.
In terms of the heatwave then, while I’m sweating along with everyone else in the UK, its more of a perspiring glow than the rivers that I used to have to mop up, so I really can’t complain too much as long as I’m sensible with keeping my fluids up.
The most recent blood tests have all been positive too, so just a bit more weight to come off so I don’t feel totally self conscious when I head to the beach for my honeymoon.