Do you think Santa wonders how did this happen?
You know, your waist band gets tight, your bra gets tight, whatever it is doesn't want to button? And I don't know about you, but I think how did this happen? I am getting ready to be interviewed by another blogger which has caused me to take a long hard look at my blog. I've sat looking through old posts and photos. Posts a little more than a year ago that talk about being a gym-rat. I was doing boot camp. I was filled with determination. It was a "biggest loser" type of situation and I won! I did. I was the top overall female. But, my weight has crept back on. Bite by bite, nibble by nibble, little by little.
|Santa and his bowl full of jelly|
Are you with me ladies?
I'm talking to myself, here, but if this applies to you, then heed my advice: ignore that little voice in your head! I need to ignore that voice that says "sit down in front of that nice hot fire and take a load off- have a glass of wine- have some cheese- have some crackers- have a beer!" (Then whatever you do, don't move the rest of the evening!) Shut up little voice!
And this is where I might add that I don't want a bowl full of jelly belly, but I already have one. And I'm tired of this:
As much as I love muffins, I do not love the muffin top! (Or, for that matter "mom jeans.") (And as I am not entirely certain just what "mom jeans" are, I may be guilty of wearing them already- despite how cool I think I look in my mind...)
And remember, every pound counts. Every pound UP and every pound DOWN. (Gross, huh?)
Here is one way to look at it:
|just say no!|
SAD during the fall and winter. I've been off and on anti-depression meds. IF you need them, take them, by all means! People have suggested that I've never been on the correct meds, but they make me feel lethargic and numb. I feel like I gain weight when I'm on them. When I asked my doctor if there was an anti-depressant that has an appetite suppressant in it, she replied "wouldn't that be handy?" I was able to avoid taking anti-depressants last fall and winter and hope to avoid them this fall and winter. I talked to my son's girlfriend when she was here and said "it is hard to get out the door, but I always feel better afterward!" (If nothing else, I'm glad when it is over!) My doctor advises averaging 35 minutes a day. What is that? Four hours of exercise a week? I think I can do this! My goal is to get my heart rate up and to sweat. In turn, that causes me to consider what I am and am not putting into my mouth. Nibble when it comes to sweets and fats and carbs. I'm not saying cut them out entirely because if you are like me, it makes me crazy with cravings, but just a little.
My friend Jayme over at Tales from the Coop Keeper has done an amazing job this past year. She has taken off around one hundred pounds! For more inspiration (and a lot of giggles) go over and give her a visit!