Friday, November 25, 2011

Healthifying: Back on the Wagon

My healthifying has slacked off in the last few weeks - after dropping nearly 17 kilograms in about 4 months, I've been gaining and losing the same kilo for the last four or five weeks, mostly due to the fact that I am bone idle, and it takes about 20 seconds for me to justify to myself why I am going to lie in bed watching TV and eating chocolate or cheese on toast rather than walk for half an hour and then eat a salad. Being healthy is a boring chore for me. There's meal planning, organising, researching, shopping... ugh. It's so much easier to have a glass of wine and watch Eastenders. This has long been a pattern of mine - I lose weight pretty easily, but I gain it even more easily. In my wardrobe are 6 different sizes of clothing. Can you tell which is the fat chick clothing end?

Yeah, you know it - all those nondescript black and dark dresses. (Don't look at the brown jacket at the other end, I know it's boak but I have a creepy attachment to it.) By the way, the rack is on a lean because I live in one of those houses with 'character' - i.e. desperately in need of restumping. All those nice, light cotton things in the middle are about 2-3 sizes too small for me at the moment, and it wouldn't take much for them to slip out of my grasp forever. A few more nights of lolling about munching on toast, a few more mornings of spinach and feta danishes for breakfast...

Under my bed are 3 boxes filled with too-small clothes. Including one that just has underwear. All those pretties just going to waste.

Anyway, the point of all of this is to state that as of tomorrow I'm back on track - I've done half my shopping (the grocery half), and I'm off to the market tomorrow to get all of my fixin's for salads, muesli, healthy snacks and so on. I'm back on track with making sure I walk every day, and I just bought new batteries for the Wii Fit board so no excuses there.

I'm heartened by the fact that so many bloggers seem to be on a health kick lately - it's nice to know you're not alone, and I'm picking up loads of interesting tips and information. I'm also working on moving both Lily and myself away from commercial to natural skin and hair care, but that's another post in itself.


  1. GO DEE GO, I'm going to harass you all through the festive season, we can be on each others cases, health/fitness wise! :)

  2. Excellent, though I don't do anything during the festive season so that's not really a danger time for me... well, except for just lying around on the couch for hours watching my stories, lol. ;-)

  3. I have a whole lotta clothes that don't fit anymore as well so I totally sympathise with you. Especially the jeans.

    I've founds eating right actually quite easy lately since there are so many delicious and healthy options out there. And I think once you start your daily Wii fit routine, you'll find the exercise addictive. It's just really hard to make the start, for me anyway.

  4. Jen, I find it much easier to eat healthy food in summer, when it's too hot for comforting cassroles, creamy pasta dishes and curries, and the like. Lots of salads. :-)

  5. It's great we are all getting into healthier habits. I know how hard it is staying motivated but I look forward to being healthier and having more energy. Looking forward to some posts about your journey.

  6. Tara, it's hard to stay motivated, but easier when you're not alone. :-)