Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Complacency.....






I have been quite complacent recently about weight and exercise matters. Because I seem to have cracked the "staying the same" game, or STS as I believe it is referred to in WW circles, I have been settling down into a nice food-lined rut. Also because I'm just so happy at the moment. But I have had a minor reality check over the last few days. Although it is great that I don't seem to be struggling with the intractable knee-jerk weight gain and lack of control over food that I have lived with for so long, this does not mean that I'm the weight I'd ideally like to be or a particularly healthy weight come to think of it.
I'm currently hovering at the top end of 13 stone, just under 14 stone. This is NOT slim!! I am naturally quite a large woman and look slimmer than this weight might suggest at a relatively athletic 14/16 but still....

Now, I don't want to upset the applecart so to speak by started a "diet" but I do want to make sure that 2011 (pronounced Twenty Eleven by me these days.....but that is another story) is the year I lose some weight and say goodbye forever to the 13 stone tag at the very least. I'd like to weigh less than Richard for a start!!


What has led me to this sense of reality/dissatisfaction? Well, reading back through several months of my own blog posts for starters. I keep on harping on about how in control I feel but how I'd like to start moving downwards etc etc but here I am, in exactly the same place, no progress downwards having been commenced. In fact, at the upper end of my 4lb "swing" I'm actually 6lbs heavier than I was when I first left Diarmuid in the summer. Nearly half a stone....
Actions speak louder than words Lesley so you had better start taking action or your words will become more and more hollow sounding.


Also, I was leafing through Facebook recently and saw a set of photos of my (soon to be former) brother in law and his fiancee on holiday in the Carribean. They are young, attractive and obsessed with taking photos of each other and are very photogenic and in love which is lovely to see. They were in a beautiful white sand, turquoise beach, luxury hotel setting so the pictures looked great and she was wearing a sucession of brightly coloured bikinis, shorts and little tops, dresses etc and looked lovely in all of them. She has a nice figure but is not rake thin by any means and I've always admired her attitude to her weight, very sassy and in control and not at all apologetic for not being a stick.


It occurred to me that I could not put up pictures of myself in a swimming cossie or even shorts without some extreme styling (for styling read hiding...). I'm only 41 so should be able to do a bit better than that. I'd like to go on holiday to France next year with Richard, play golf, go to the beach, sight-seeing in shorts and look youthful and slender-ish....so I had better start now.

Or at the very least, make sure that I do NOT put my traditional 10-14lbs on over Christmas and find myself back where I started 2010 at 14 stone 11. Kudos to me for losing that stone last spring but I don't want to be losing the same stone next spring....I want it to be new territory.

So, what am I going to do about this?? More exercise (it has slackened off since the snow hit, my bad). Less food. I have been dishing up the same portions to myself as to Rich and having desserts more often and more fattening sandwiches for lunch and snacks at work. Treats have crept back in to my repertoire. No no no, they are not necessary Lesley! Today I went back to my sushi/yoghurt combo for lunch and it was lovely and tasty and very satisfying. I do not need the extras I had been buying.


Has anyone got a Wii Fit? Are they any good for sustained but steady weight loss?? A friend in the Valley swears by hers and has lost loads. Her figure looks more like that of a 25 year old's than the 50 she is pushing!! There is one for sale on our internal message board so might give that a go..... Watch this space.

2 comments:

Claire said...

I have a wii fit. I've had it a few weeks. At first I thought it'd be not that good for exercise but fun. After a while though you open up harder levels and start getting a sweat on. It won't beat the gym but its a lot more fun.

Peridot said...

I fancy a wii fit - although I gather from Debbie that the little figure who represents you is a rather traumatic experience. We have a generation 1 playstation which is almost never used - so we're not exactly early (or enthusastic) adopters of technology. Although I do have a Sony Reader....