Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Four pounds

If you are between the ages of 25 and 60 raise your left hand. If you are a wife, a mom, a daughter or sister, raise your right hand. If you are over 40 stand up. If you are 60+ sit down, and if you are between 20 and 30 sit down. (This is an inter-active blog...are you feeling the burn???) If you are a man...leave the room.

I carefully watched every item I put into my mouth for 6 weeks. I counted out each calorie, determined to lose 10 pounds by May 24, my step daughter's wedding. I need to lose some simple inches to comfortably fit into the dress for the event. I lost 4 pounds in those 6 weeks...but
I gained it back this weekend. I blame Easter candy. (not 4 pounds worth surely!)
This is much harder to do than I imagined. I'm a diet failure - and may even be a slug.
I used to love to exercise. Maybe it was the fact that I had no problem with weight, being my metabolism was much faster way back then. Heck I used to eat all the Easter candy before Easter and have to buy more to fill the baskets.
When I was a stay at home mom, (BD-before the divorce) although I had three small children, my time was well, MY time to arrange to "be active". I'll say "be active", because it wasn't always structured exercise, but it wasn't laying on the couch either.
I hate to say it, but I had so much more time then. Now, with a full time job outside the home, and extra curricular activities, along with house keeping, family, and sleep- I have limited time to exercise. If I eat less than 1200 calories, I will surely collapse, but without exercise - I'm doomed.

54 days, I have just 54 days to get into that dress. I can do it! It's stated here in this blog. For all to see! (ok, just for Sarah to see right now...but soon I may have other readers - and by then I'll be slimmer!)

Ladies, it's harder when you are older to shed even 4 lousey pounds! When menopause, health issues and AGE set it, your whole lifestyle changes into a sedentary way. It's gradual yet quick. Less than 10 years ago, I could still do the splits and a cartwheel! Today I can hardly sit Indian style on the floor without assistance let alone finish a Tae Bo tape! I get winded putting my bra on in the morning.

I could always buy another dress! Yeah, that's the plan! One with elastic waistline! or DRAPEY fabric, maybe an empire waist!
Ah, but it won't solve the swimsuit issue. Back to rice cakes and yogurt!

1 comment:

abbie said...

you and sarah are... bloggers!! good job mom, if you type it-i will read it! ~bean