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Off the Wagon


As a few of you know, I live in Salina and as even fewer of you know, I had signed up for a city wide fitness deal called the Pounds Plunge. It was a 12 week stint of watching what we ate and exercising. There were weekly weigh ins at the YMCA and everyone's progress was tracked electronically.

Well the Pounds Plunge ended yesterday. I think I lost a total of 5 pounds. Yeh, I know, atleast I lost something and didn't gain any weight. And I realize that as a Tubby American (the new policitally correct term for lard butt), I must keep eating sensibly and exercising... The exercising part isn't that bad. I've always enjoyed working out. I don't mind cardio and I really like training with free weights as well as the nautilus-type weight machines. I have a membership to the Y as well as a 24 hour fitness center so I do have access to that sort of thing.

I will freely admit, however, that I enjoyed eating on Sunday. I knew I had no more weigh ins so I took my children out to eat at a breakfast buffet. I had french toast, whole grain pancakes, a sticky bun, some eggs (I am not a big egg fan but when I'm having breakfast, I need atleast a spoonful of them), a few hashbrowns, a slice of ham, quite a bit of bacon and fruit. Oh, I forgot, I have a biscuit with sausage gravy.

Don't pity the fat girl. Sometimes we're actually a happy bunch. We're not always jolly just for appearances, but many times we are jolly because damn that sticky bun certainly was delicious!!


AnnaUndercover 8 years, 5 months ago

Do you have time in your daily schedule to cook at all? Did the program share any recipes with you?

I find that the key to keeping myself on track is knowing how good the South Beach Diet recipes are. I'm having friends over tonight to share some of them. Have you ever tried having friends join your effort informally? (As in, try your same recipes, but not necessarily commit to weight loss). Sometimes getting your group hooked on the healthier stuff is helpful.

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 5 months ago

the thing is, i am actually a quasi expert on nutrition and fitness. maybe alot of folks who have been on and off the weight loss treadmill for a long time, like myself, are also pretty knowledgable about the subject. i don't have a group of friends that is plugged into that kind of thing though. my boyfriend is pretty smart on the fitness and nutrition subject but he is one of those folks w/ the metobolism of a gerbil and can eat anything he wants, and in any quantity, and will only gain an ounce. so if he wants to down a box of twinkies, he can do that and not even have to bat an eyelash at the scale.

i enjoy cooking but i am a mother and i work outside of the home so i don't have alot of time to formulate recipes. i do know how to "cook light" but many times will opt for the convenience of just making a box of mac 'n cheese because that's what the kids enjoy and that's what is super easy to do.

i am planning a trip down to the southwest part of the U.S. to visit relatives this summer so that maybe motivation enough not to be a pig, just so i can look decent in a pair of shorts or capris. lol

RoeDapple 8 years, 5 months ago

Mel, The good doctor was kind enough to inform me my 280 lb bod is peeing high octane corn syrup this week, so I may have a serious incentive for getting the weight off. I have always been able to lose when needed, but this time I will have to keep it off. At 6'3" I figure 80 lbs, or the equivalent of 2 big bags of ole Roy dog food has to go. I'll keep you posted on how it goes, what it takes and listen to suggestions.

So far, 5 days, 5.4 lbs...


Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 5 months ago

Roe, I know some people don't like to hear this, but it really motivates me, and that is the statement of Kate Moss that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. After all I have heard on the subject for years, that is the one thing that really works for me. Go figure. It sounds like you have a very serious incentive to lose weight. We all want you around for a lot longer. You have online friends that would really miss you.

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 5 months ago

roe, you are great! that's all i have to say. you gave me quite the "LOL" moment here this morning.

i hear what you're saying though... I am actually a pretty healthy individual (the only real health problem i've had was a bum thyroid which got yanked out several years ago-- and of course, that only adds to the fun of having a naturally slow metabolism when you no longer have a frickin' thyroid to regulate it). other than the "roid issues" i am, thankfully, a really healthy individual and do not have to visit the doctor but once or twice per year (and one of those times would be for my yearly physical).

BUT (and that's a big conjunction, as is my actual hindquarters), i am overweight and have been for most of my adult life. i would like to look better in clothes and wearing a few sizes smaller than what i currently am would probably do the trick. i am 5'8-5'9 (i waiver in that inch betwix the two) and am a large framed person anyway, which i inherited from my great-grandma elizabeth's side o' the clan. i don't dislike that. i can at times have a big personality so the fact that i am tall and big doesn't, and never has, bothered me. BUT (there it goes again...) the blubber? naaaw... i don't need that. as y'all can probably tell, i am a pretty confident person and, regardless of what googly eyed miss kate moss says, i have never wanted to be skinny. i know that "skinny" would not be healthy for someone like me and on the majority of people it doesn't look good. including miss moss. just my opinion but i personality think that someone like queen latifah is more beautiful than she is.

mult, thanks honey bunny but i think the 5 pounds may have come back w/ that big meal. lol i am thankful that i do like to work out... i just have to start back up at the gym. we have a really good Y here in salina. good equipment, an indoor track, decent pools. so i will be utilizing them after the holidays. everyone says that but atleast i already have my membership in place.

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