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A weighty matter

After an enjoyable weekend, during which a paschal lamb was devoured, and a Dalì exhibition visited, I have come to the sad realisation that verily, I am fat. Honestly, I'm the biggest I've ever been, and I've got no hope of losing any weight at all before the start of CoRo's UK tour.

Oh, and after two months of traipsing through Australia, Mum's home safe and sound, and feeling very much better than when she left. And she's lost weight...She carries on like this, there won't be nothing left to her.

::sigh::

I swear that stork must have dropped me off at the wrong address. What other explanation is there for me to be the only blob in a family of stick insects?

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meko00
Mar. 28th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
Umm, every family gets a prescribed amount of fat that's normally spread out on everyone, but the rest of your family managed to trick you and the universe? *is clearly grasping at straws here*
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
every family gets a prescribed amount of fat that's normally spread out on everyone, but the rest of your family managed to trick you and the universe?

Yep, that seems to have been the case: they're all lean and mean, on both sides of the family. Mean, especially: whenever the subject comes up, and it invariably does at every family gathering, comments on how big I am ("Holland's welvaren" - the bounty of Holland), both sides swear blind that it's not their side of the family I got it from. I'm constantly being disowned by both sides.
evenstar_estel
Mar. 28th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Genetic combinations, m'dear. My mother and her side of the family are mostly skinny ladies. My dad's side, though almost completely void of sisters and daughters, are tubby. I took after my dad's side. Not fun. I now eat a diet healthier than 90% of the population! Veggies, fruit, brown rice, almonds, fish with scales and poultry and that's it. But can I lose a pound? Nope. Not without some hard core exercise (which IC won't let me do).

So if you want to lose a few, cut out dairy, grains (except those deemed "macrobiotic" like brown rice), anything in a package and all sugars. The weight will melt off you. And of course pick up the exercise. Your genetics may be against you, but they can be over come. Best o' luck :)

And besides, body image is a state of mind :)
bogwitch
Mar. 28th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
So if you want to lose a few, cut out dairy, grains (except those deemed "macrobiotic" like brown rice), anything in a package and all sugars.

What's left? Bran?

Why can't they invent a food pill? Then we wouldn't have to bother at all.
evenstar_estel
Mar. 29th, 2005 02:55 am (UTC)
Ancient grains like kamut, spelt, amaranth, buckwheat, etc. are considered macrobiotic, but like all things must be taken in moderation.

And yeah, Jetsons style food pill would be fab!
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
And yeah, Jetsons style food pill would be fab!

No, it wouldn't! It would take all enjoyment out of eating with friends... "What did you do last night?" -- "Went round to X's to pop a pill" doesn't sound half as much fun as dinner.
evenstar_estel
Mar. 29th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
True, but it'd work fine for me, being as I can't really enjoy eating out.
cheesygirl
Mar. 28th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
Most everyone in my family is overweight. My dad and I are pretty much the only thin ones, but we both watch what we eat and we're both active. My mother was very thin when she was young but once she had kids that was the end of that. So I don't know if one side of my family is more apt to be heavier or thinner. I think it's the result of bad food habits (living in the deep-fry-everything South is difficult!) and sedentary lifestyles for most of my kin.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
I think it's the result of bad food habits (living in the deep-fry-everything South is difficult!) and sedentary lifestyles for most of my kin

I'm sure that's got a lot to answer for my present predicament as well. I've had too many TV dinners since I've been stuck on the 2+ hour commute. And I work in an office so I don't burn the fat as I used to when I was still working in the field as an archaeologist shovelling tons of dirt all day.
calove
Mar. 29th, 2005 12:00 am (UTC)
Well, you remember you noticed I wasn't about to fit in my size 14's last time you visited? It got worse. What the heck - we can blob out together. Besides, you have a real presence that has nothing to do with your physical size. Who's going to notice?
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
It got worse. What the heck - we can blob out together

And go Two Fat Ladies? All we need's a motor bike and sidecar...Might be cheaper than going on another diet...

BTW, how are you doing on the Pilates? You are still keeping up with that, aren't you? I've been bunking off the yoga for the last couple of weeks, but then, I don't think I burned any calories there anyway.

Who's going to notice?

Well, I am, obviously; and that's the bum deal. Oh I don't know, I'm just in a funk about the fact that there's a bulge between my boobs and my belly now, that never used to be there before. It's the beginning of the end, and it's scaring me.

you have a real presence that has nothing to do with your physical size.

What a lovely thing to say! I still want to get rid of the bulge, though.
calove
Mar. 29th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
Ah, the pilates. The problem is, while pilates wasn't running over Christmas, I hurt my back. I now have seriously bad sciatica all down my right leg, which is making life uncomfortable to say the least. So - I should do pilates, because when I do my back doesn't generally bother me, but I can't do it because the sciatica and the sacroiliac problems mean it's just way too painful. I'm living on painkillers at the moment, which is not to the good. I keep hoping it will get better, but as it isn't a need to find a chiropractor. But the one I used a few years back and trust has moved away and I can't find her. And starting with a new one is scary. So I keep prevaricating, and ti keeps getting worse. Bugger backs. We should never have stood on two legs in the first place.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
I'm living on painkillers at the moment, which is not to the good.

Still? Oh darling, I'm so sorry!

And yes, I know it can be scary to have to find a new chiropractor, but isn't there someone you trust that can recommend one? Your GP, perhaps? You really shouldn't carry on as you have for much longer; things will only get worse if you do.
irishabastard
Mar. 29th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
Try cutting carbs as completely as possible for 2 weeks. Nothing but meat, vegetables, cheese, and eggs, and then work some complex carbs back in slowly in the am, but not in the evening. In my experience you'll feel better. Coupled with your yoga you should start to see some results at the end of the first 2 weeks. It sounds bandwagon, but I am not advocating Adkins(sp?). Closer to what they're calling the South Beach Diet over here. My wife and I love it, and we have felt a lot better and more energy since we started doing it a couple months before the wedding. And red wine in the evening is fine after the first 2 weeks. ;-> Hope it helps. Course you can tell me to go pund sand, and I would understand.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
You know -- that's not even a bad idea. I remember a woman telling me about the basics of the South Beach Diet about a year ago, but at that time, I wasn't paying too close attention. Meat, veggies, cheese and eggs -- all the things I like, really...how about soup? Is soup okay? What about fish? I suppose there'd better not be any chocolate, either, eh?

Two weeks...shouldn't be too difficult...I'll let you know the results. Thanks!
irishabastard
Mar. 29th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Soup is generally ok, just pay attention to the amount of carbs in it, so vegetable or vegetable beef - yes, chicken noodle - no. We had a great tomatoe basil soup that had a cream base for lunch yesterday. Fish is completely ok as long as it's not breaded. Basically all the vegetable you want to eat, but no fruit for the first couple weeks, and sorry, no chocolate. Unless you are a closet chef, it might behoove to get the South Beach Recipe Book. We both love to cook, so between us we keep from getting bored of the same things over and over. Drink lots of water, and think about taking a potassium supplement. Keep me posted. Good Luck.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
No choccies for two whole weeks!! No worries -- it's going to be immeasurably hard a piece of cake (only that'll be out, too).

Potassium supplement, but no bananas...This is going to be fun. I can do this. It'll be like a challenge, or a dare.
enigmaticblues
Mar. 29th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
Weight sucks.
gamiila
Mar. 29th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Don't it just.
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