October 17th, 2010

gamiila sig #2

"What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate." - Katherine Hepburn

So, what has very nearly 6 months of unemployment brought me, apart from stress, boredom and a profound questioning of my own abilities? Weight gain.

The weather's turned cold and so I've put away my summer things and put my winter clothes back in the wardrobe. There are several trousers and jackets that no longer fit. To say I'm disappointed in myself is an understatement. Three years ago when, over a period of five months after surgery to my ankle, I managed to lose close to 20 kilograms, I swore I would never let myself gain it back...but what have I gone and done now? I can't get back into the trousers I wore as recently as last March! I must have put on 5 or 6 kilos since then; and though I'm still 3 sizes down from what I was in 2007, I am very very ashamed and cross with myself.

The problem is, there is nothing in the world makes me feel as good as chocolate does...but no more! You all will be my witness that there will be no more chocolate for me from here on in until I've found a job! Which considering Sinterklaas and Christmas are just around the corner is going to be quite a difficult thing to avoid, but I can't afford to give in to temptation if I want to be back inside those trousers by the new year.

Also, I shall look into taking more regular exercise. Cycling to and from my volunteer job should be a start (and yay! I start tomorrow!). I cycled over the other day for my interview and almost killed myself in the 15 minutes it took me to get there, I'm so unfit; but practice should make perfect and should help me get my waist back into shape before too long.

We've come to my choice for favourite last scene\line in the 30 Day Movie Meme, which I've only just realised has 31 days in it; and I don't think there's ever been a better ending than this one:

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