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!

6 comments:

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 time...it 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

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com 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 post...it'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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