Tonight we talked about “lifestyle activities” that burn calories, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away and walking, etc.
It is absolutely pathetic that I’ve fallen into the habit of driving to work every day in the last several months. I should be riding my bike or walking every day, yet every morning I think, “Oh I don’t have time I’ll just drive,” or “Oh, I feel a little weak, I’ll just drive…” That’s silly. I vow to ride my bike to work tomorrow, and keep doing it unless it is raining or snowing. Sheesh I’ve gotten lazy. The other thing I can do is stand during webex meetings at work. Which is most of my work day. Stand and pace in my little office – I won’t even be disturbing anybody else because I have an office with a door! No reason I can’t do that instead of surfing the web while sitting on my ass.
Change this week: -1lb
Total so far: -26.5
Husband is down 3, for a total of -36.5. Freakin’ men and their freakin’ fast metabolisms…
This week in my various internet wanderings I’ve been coming across a lot of “love your body” type of bloggers who write things along the lines of, “I just don’t understand people who diet. Quit hating your body! You should just love your body and do what is natural, light exercise and feeding it when it’s hungry…etc….blah blah oblivious blah”
Oh honey. If trying to maintain a healthy weight means I hate my body then I guess guilty as charged. But for people who aren’t YOU, for people who don’t have a relatively normal body, for people like me who got the defective genes, who can gain 30 pounds in 2 months just by not paying attention, for whom light exercise means gaining 3 pounds a week vs hanging on by the fingernails to maintain doing heavy and constant exercise and being hungry most of the day, that is some extremely patronizing bullshit to be lobbing around. If you have not lived in a body like mine, then you do not get to pass judgement on what I must do to maintain it. And you do not get to speculate on whether or not I love my body.