Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Feeding the beast


Good evening, people. It's Tuesday. I'm late. I blame  it on the fat I'm dragging. That's my confession. Nothing earth-shattering, but I swear, I'm shaking the boards beneath my feet. Reality reared her ugly head last Wednesday when Mister had had enough of my complaining about my weight gain this year so he put a gun to my head. Don't freak. He actually insisted I get on the scale, and I behaved as if I'd rather have a pointing gun. I looked down in horror and saw the fat truth.

I'm 5”0' and middle age. My metabolism has dropped like a rock, and I like to eat (shocking I know. How else do you put on twelve pounds?) I'm pissed because I know I have to eat less, work out more and consistently, simply to improve and maintain my health. I've been here before, and that's what is most frustrating. 

Instead of simply being frustrated, I did as I've always done, I sought out folks to commiserate with me. Actually, I rallied an old troop and organized a weight loss challenge at work. I'm a social animal. I like taking on challenges with folks who want to achieve the same goal so if from time to time, I talk about our First Friday Fit Club, don't even think about rollin' your eyes. Do you really want to antagonize a hungry animal?  Don't tempt me to pounce. Remember  I'm packing the weight to make it hurt.

A little support is appreciated it.  If on occasion, you think I'm grumpy, pass me a chocolate covered fiber bar and refrain from making any diet jokes. Tell me, “You got this.” If you read a few poems about food or the lack thereof, this would be a good time to lie and tell me they're good. Be kind to the hungry, and I promise I won't bite your head off.

So, what's shakin' in your world? Got a confession? I'll check back shortly. I'm hungry.




Tuesday is regularly Confession Tuesday and it Trifecta's animal prompt was a perfect fit.

4 comments:

  1. You got this! ;-)

    Diets never work for me. The only thing that works is deciding that I am the kind of person who has a Greek yogurt instead of brownies, and the kind of person who has oatmeal for breakfast, not cinnamon rolls. Within a surprisingly short time, I *am* that person, and the weight starts coming off. I offer myself choices all day long, and keep my goal (being lighter and healthier) in mind, but I never say I CAN'T have something. And I never talk about being "good" or "bad" in regard to food. I just make choices. That's the only method that has ever worked for me. Just sharing that in case it's useful to you, LaT.

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    1. Sweetie, I don't follow any fad diets either. And thanks for sharing what works for you. Diet for me is making sensible, healthy choices. And choosing not to eat the brownie doesn't have to be denial but delay. I choose when and what I eat rather than mindless grazing which is how I put on this weight. Thanks. :-)

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  2. I have a few too many pounds.. recently took off a few and feel great. Long way to go - but I have to eat and snack on true health food - no health bars. Avacodos. Carrots. Bananas.(Real non-processed food seems to be working for me) "Good" Yogurt - it is all about food for me and exercise. (and sleep :) Is it rarely anything else? WE GOT this! :) Now that cool weather is here, fast walking 5 miles a day will be much more enjoyable (earphones and BOOKS on tape really help me - and some great music) But I still have a few months before I will be OK with my weight.

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    1. I have a few more pounds than you to loose - so I don't diet, but it is a life-style change. And if I want chocolate it isn't forbidden, I just need to think about it and take small bites :)

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