Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blame it on the blog

So there's no getting around it. I am quite the chubby girl these days. The weight gain has been happening over the past few years. I can't hide from it any longer.

I know everyone says they used to be skinny but I truly was. In high school, I was stick thin. I weighed ninety seven pounds and I was 5'5' tall. In my 20's and 30's I was still underweight for my height. It was fun to buy clothes and I received compliments like, "How do you stay so slim?"

Now I can hardly fit into anything from last Summer. And as my friend Jan says, "Who put my head on someone else's body?" I dread buying clothes. I don't even know what size I am anymore.

Naturally, I tried to come up with excuses for my weight gain.  You know, my life is stressful, I'm getting older, I have no time to exercise.  Here's my latest excuse, I had to photograph the food and then eat it because of my blog. I can't just get a black coffee, I have to get a mocha with a lovely design on the top. Or I tell myself I should check out that bakery so I can tell my readers about it. Well the truth is I am fat because I lack self control and I don't organize my time to include exercise. And I can't blame anything or anyone but myself.

Last week I took steps to correct the problem. I joined Weight Watchers. I am fortunate to have a supportive workplace that organized a Weight Watchers group. We go to meetings during lunchtime and health insurance reimburses all but $36. of the cost.

So my world will now consist of counting points and making healthier food choices with a little bit of exercise on the side. I am motivated to lose the weight I've gained and wait til you see the clothes I'll be buying in the Fall!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your post made me laugh, I'd love to blame it on the blog! Good luck at weight watchers and I can't wait to see the new wardrobe!

Marina PĂ©rez said...

I'm in the same moment of the life, today is my birthday (45) and I'm on holiday, I'm trying to walk, to swim, to eat salads. I hope we can get it. May we make a pact in the distance from Jerez to New England????

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I know the feeling. I have joined WW in the past and have had good luck with it. Take it one day at a time. This summer I have been trying to eat a lot less and that means portion size. Very difficult of course.

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Anonymous said...

You aren't alone! I have been trying to lose the same 30 pounds for 5 years! I lose 10 and then gain it back again! I agree to take it one day at a is so hard! Good luck... I am trying to finally get this weight off before a big trip we have planned for next spring....we can do it!!! Xoxo, laura said...

Well thank you for your honesty. I have to giggle because I'm right there with you in the excuse department. Good for you and the Weight Watchers. I wish you lots of luck and will power. Keep us posted on how it goes. P.S. Approach with caution if you read my latest's a recipe for Chocolate Pie and I couldn't tell you how many points it would have...HA! Happy week to you!


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