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I am allergic to exercise. [Feb. 1st, 2007|01:29 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
You may be wondering why I've been recording what I've eaten each day for the last month.

It is, dear reader, because I am about to go all Bridget Jones on everybody and start moaning about my weight.

I weighed in at 13.4 stone two months ago, and had a minor panic attack. I am somewhat unfit due to a rather sedentary job...

Mike and I want to have children sometime this year - and I want a flat stomach before I start so I don't have to do twice the work to remove the bump afterwards, which means I have to start considering diet and exercise and all that healthy stuff.

The only weight I have 'extra' is on that womanly belly area, and I need to get rid of it. Fast.

I bought Rosemary Conley's Body Fat scales yesterday - going cheap at Plymco, and set them up today to find I HAVE LOST some weight, tho am still at 12.9 stone, but my Body Fat measurement is nearly 45%. That means I am insulated for the winter all over everywhere but my toes and head - but it needs to go...

Only I am allergic to exercise and have ABSOLUTELY no willpower to get up and sweat calories in the morning before work - then I get home and eat AFTER work...

I am going to cut down the Real Ale and just drink gin or red wine - and I'm also going to stop eating after work and bung it in a container for the next day.

I suppose I ought to get my bicycle out and cycle to and from work rather than ambleing home tickling kitties on the way also...


Any suggestions (constructive please) would be welcome. Is there anything else wrong with my diet of the last month other than all of it and the fact that I am such a lazy cow??


[User Picture]From: incantrix_uk
2007-02-01 02:28 pm (UTC)
Walking up and down all those lovely hills is great exercise :P Just about the only part of Plymouth I don't miss. Good luck :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 02:49 pm (UTC)
I did a lot of walking on the weekend - and it does work. Next step is to get the bicycle on the road... :))
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2007-02-01 03:45 pm (UTC)
Move in with Gillian McKeith. Seriously though, avoid Gillian McKeith's stuff, what with all that talk of her having a correspondence course doctorate and all that.

How about getting one of those mini steppers? They tidy away easily, you can do that to your favourite music for 15 mins a day or however much you can spare. With the music going it's amazing how fast the time goes.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
Playstation dance mat on my shopping list then!!

(only likely to be used when drunk lol!)
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2007-02-05 03:05 pm (UTC)
Well if you're going to get one, get a game called Dance Factory, it lets you put your own CDs in and, after a little number-crunching, works out dance steps - dance to whatever you like :). It also tells you how many calories you've burned based on your weight, that might be handy for you.
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[User Picture]From: thespirit3
2007-02-01 05:02 pm (UTC)
Just a quick comment - don't believe the body fat measurement of those scales - it just makes the number up! It measures resistance, which is more dependant on hydration than fat. When I got fitter and started putting on the muscle - those devices said I actually gained bodyfat - I think it put me in an 'obese' category (despite a 'proper' measurement indicating I was <10% - yes, I was really quite fit!).

When I get time I'll look over your previous posts and comment further :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 01:36 pm (UTC)
How do you mean 'resistance'? Is that to do with being dehydrated?

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[User Picture]From: abishag
2007-02-01 06:48 pm (UTC)
I know this is a long way ahead, and definitely not a reason to give up on your excellent preparation for pregnancy plans, but, if you can, breastfeeding is *the* best way to lose weight afterwards, while eating pretty much as much as you like!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
I am rather looking forward to that, yes - does the milking machine thing do the same for you though?:)
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[User Picture]From: abishag
2007-02-05 10:27 pm (UTC)
I should imagine so as it is the milk-production that uses (eats) the calories, and the stimulation of the breast that triggers the milk production, whether by baby or machine.
I used a hand pump alongside the baby on one occasion, as we were contributing breast milk to help a baby that had had major intestinal surgery.
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[User Picture]From: hennepin
2007-02-01 06:58 pm (UTC)
Perhaps taking a dance class or some other form of "physical expression." Something that's more creative than mere exercise. I hate exercise too, but when it's in the form of walking or dancing, I love it!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 02:38 pm (UTC)
I used to do that in the form of Theatre rehearsals once a week, but then I switched from Night Shift and gave that up:/

I've looked for yoga classes but they are too expensive so I think I'll buy myself a playstation dancemat!:)
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