This weeks assignment is to give our spin on Appearances.
Okay, so I'm not one to pay much attention to the labels on the products that I buy. Were talking food here. My mother is always talking calories and fat and blah blah blah....Drives me CRAZY!
My body shows I don't read them.
Well my highest weight ever was 220 and I guess I was proud that I have always managed to keep it under that. Well...for sometime now, I have noticed my jeans are getting pretty snug. I decided to get one new pair.
AYE AYE AYE!!!
I went up in a whole size! I know most of you are fairly small compared to me, so you can leave now if you are uncomfortable or are feeling your belly's grow as I speak.
I just don't get how the sizes go. I was wearing pants in a 16/18, well now I am wearing a 20/22. The 16/18 was getting snug and now the 20/22 feels too big. Where the heck are the 19'sssss or should I say the 18/20? Okay maybe there are an 18/20's out there, but they were sold out.
I know I am just babbling on, so what ever, I will move on (in my baggy pants).
I decided it was time to get a handle on this weight thing. You know just drop a few or a hundred pounds.
I step on the scales...222 lbs!!! I was very sad I had went over my limit. Most of you are probably thinking that is a high limit and yes you are right. I should have a limit of 150, but that is just not realistic for me.
I was 155 at 17,
220 at 20,
175 at 22,
218 at 27,
190 at 29,
137 at 32, (don't ask, friends thought I was dying)
180 at 39,
and steadily going uphill ever since, to this whooping 222!
So as you can see, I have been struggling with my weight all my life.
Heck, if I could get my weight at a comfortable 175, I would be most happy.
I was hungry for lunch and I pulled out a can of pears. I looked at the label! I was standing there doing the calculations in my head and said out loud..WTF! The can had 4 half pieces in it. The equivalent of two small pears. The amount of servings for the whole can was one half and one bite of another half! WTHeck! Who eats just a little over a half of a pear? NOT ME!
Point is I don't want to lose weight because I'm fat. I have always been fat! I want to lose some weight cause I went over my body limit. When I get up here in the numbers, I can feel the strain it puts on my day life. At the weight of 160 to 180 I could mow the yard in under two hours, now it takes me all friggin day with many many breaks. I don't like how it affects my ability to do things.
I don't have money to join a gym or go buy equipment, so I am first going to start with my food intake. NO not 1 and a quarter of a pear, but at least monitor and adjust what I consume. I will be taking short rides on my bike to try to get a little more exercise into my life. My biggest downfall is sitting right here at the computer at night. Munchies!!
My goal is:
To get back into my size 16 jeans.
To mow the yard in one sweep.
Sit in my chair with the dogs and not feel crowded (like we used to).
I guess this is a little bit about appearances, sorta.