Hello Dear Reader,
Once I used to have fat days and thin days, now I just have fat days and I’m OK with being fat days. We endomorphs, pear shaped with the predisposition to put on weight have to be careful with what we eat. If I’m really really good then I can keep weight off but anyone who knows me knows that I can be good for quite a while and then, I don’t slip, but dive head first into the active dismissal of any dietary rules and let the belt out a notch and then another…….
I had a moment yesterday when I tried to wear size 14 jeans and struggled. It’s no good feeling cross with myself as I know what I’m like. There’s no good feeling dismissive or thinking about that dietary roller coaster but just accept the inevitable. Anyway, recent research has proved that fasting diets really don’t do us any harm and we can rein ourselves back in if we put on weight by decreasing our food intake for a while and recalibrating our weight again. Men do it quite happily. They put on weight and then just really cut back until they lose it without any of the drama that some of us women feel, they also step up the exercise and drink more water quite happily too.
So, those few extra pounds have to go. I did try Slimming World. Although the group were lovely, it worked for the majority and the focus of the weekly weigh motivated me, I didn’t like the ‘clubiness’ of it. Nor did I like the smelly feet when people took their shoes off to be weighed and standing close to people in the queue with poor hygiene really put me off too. My intolerance to humans being humans, so as the colloquialism goes….’my bad’. I should get over that but somehow I struggle so you’ll just have to forgive me on that one.The only bit I enjoyed was being weighed. I also wish that the fiver a week paid for a bollocking as celebrating half a pound off (frankly, that’s less than the weight of the average poop!) really didn’t motivate me whereas that look of disapproval along with a ‘you can do much better than this’ works better for me personally.
There we are Dear Reader, who else needs some ‘these trousers are a bit tight’ motivation? If you’ve got any then feel free to leave some. I think I’ll set up a walking diary so we can increase our movement together. I’ll immediately aim for 10,000 steps a day and maybe we can try together. I could blame this long wet winter but in truth, I’ve just used that as an excuse. I know we’ve been here before haven’t we?
Who’s up for the walking diary? May be then we can move on to the ‘how many miles?’ diary.
Love Froogs xxxx