Friday, August 22, 2008

Well, I've been in denial for a little while now, but I can't close my eyes to the truth anymore: I'm gaining weight. I think I'm now about the heaviest I've ever been in my life, at a whopping 64 kilograms. That's 141 pounds. When I walk, I can actually feel my tummy jiggling. My face looks chubby. My thighs aren't nice. Fortunately my fingers are so far ok - I can still get my wedding ring on and off. I've never had to worry about my weight before... I've always been naturally pretty slim.

I think there are a couple of things contributing to this new phenomenom... firstly, as you may have gathered, I haven't been the happiest Stace in the world since moving to Canberra. Depression does tend to lead to more eating/snacking, and for me it also leads to apathy and lethargy. There's also the weather. Oh god, the weather. How do you go for a morning or evening run/walk/ride/crawl, when the mornings and evenings are icy cold?! It's discouraging, to say the least...

So, I think I need to take action. I'm going to begin a bit of a diet - not a fad diet or something fashionable, I just mean I'm really going to pay attention to what I'm eating and when I'm eating it, and be sensible about it. I'm going to put the M&M's I'm eating in the bin. I'm also going to get Aidan to set up his bike with the thingie so you can ride it inside like an exercise bike. I'm going to be an indoor cyclist! I'm going to get back into the daily situps which I stopped doing six months ago. When the weather starts to warm up, I'm going to at least consider walking to work a couple of times a week - it'd be a good 45 minutes or an hour each way, I'm guessing.

Now that's all in writing, you can all encourage me, and mock me if I don't keep to my promises.


Althea said...

\o/ \o/ \o/

personal cheer squad!!

Andrew said...

Can I join the cheer squad?
\o/ \o/ \o/

The secret is to put the M&Ms in the bin before you eat them, not as your eating them - actually that way you will still get to taste them.

Daily sit-ups sound like a good idea - can I please pinch it?


Stace said...

Yay for my cheer squad... cheer harder, I'm already losing my motivation! (Although I did 25 situps this morning and will do some more this evening...)

Andrew - you can pinch whatever idea you feel necessary!

Andrew said...


Jewel said...

\O/ \0/ \0/

YOu can do it, Stace!! Drink lots of water! And DO walk to work when you can! I used to walk 3-5 miles a day and so wish that I could now but it will be awhile. And oh, what I wouldn't give to weigh 140!! *SIGH*