I was meaning to write this post as part of a Whining Wednesday cycle, but it turns out it’s been pushed all the way to Saturday.
Whining Saturday doesn’t really sound as good, does it?
My summer is well and truly over, which means the usual shift from countryside to city.
It’s back to work, back to RL.
It’s also time to face and start tackling the consequences of a care-free 2 months.
There’s nothing quite like that feeling of putting away your casual sport’s clothes, sweatpants/tracksuit bottoms, stretchy T-shirts and tank tops, and trying to squeeze into work clothes.
Dear dear me!
I really have indulged myself this summer!
Even my ‘fat pants’ are filled to capacity!
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of ‘fat pants’ here’s an explanation.
My weight fluctuates terribly, meaning 65% of my wardrobe are my skinny clothes.
There are the dresses, skirts, tops I’ve been collecting for years, all designed to simply pull out of the closet, put on a sashay away to work.
They are accompanied with cute high-heel shoes and adorable accessories.
I used to refer to them as my ‘normal’ clothes, but I haven’t actually worn many of them for a while now.
Then we have the collection of clothes a size or two larger, for those periods when you’ve indulged a little too much and you need a fabric or cut that is more forgiving.
Then there’s the last category, the dreaded fat clothes, the thorn in my side.
These are my go-to clothes when I’m on the verge of changing my lifestyle yet again, the ones I am so happy to discard when I’ve been a good girl.
Oh, the dreaded fat pants!
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed myself immensely this summer, and I take responsibility for reaching the point where, yet again, I need to serve up a dose of tough love instead of a bar of chocolate.
I’m an extremist.
I’m either very good or very VERY bad.
After being a naughty girl this summer, it’s time to shift gear and actually be kind to myself!
I have the knowledge, I’ve been down this path before, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are evident.
It’s just sticking to it that’s an issue.
I’m a cheater.
In my case it’s connected to food and exercise
I love the thrill that cheating brings.
Sneaking in something naughty, skipping exercise they; all provide a short-lived thrill that I may well be addicted to.
After 6 months we finally figured out how the TIVO-style function works, and we’ve been taking advantage of it.
At the moment I was making changes, I came across a program that resonated with me.
It’s an OWN production called Addicted to Food.
It’s a documentary series which follows the recovery process of 8 people addicted, in one way or another, to food.
I’m not obese, and contestants of The Biggest Loser drop more weight for a weekly weigh-in, but it’s all relative.
The show sheds light on the strange relationship between me and what I stick in my gob.
It’s made me analyze why I constantly find myself in the same spot time after time.
Anyway, I hope to use this space to write about the issue, as well as mention things that work or motivate me.
The first that I’d like to mention is a blog I came across called Raw Girl in a Toxic World.
It’s a blog written by a vegan, and there are plenty of useful information.
She disspells the myth that going vegetarian can help you lose weight.
From my experience I tend to exchange meat for pasta with lovely creamy sauces.
By now I think we ALL know diets don’t work, so it’s time to implement a lifestyle with lasting results.
That’s what I’m planning to do, and I hope to write more about the steps I’m taking!