October 16, 2013

Feeling Fat

I didn't want to admit it... but here it goes.... I GOT FAT DURING THE SUMMER! okay... I said it! I guess those nightly summer ice cream sundaes do eventually catch up with you!

At first I thought I was just bloated but I can no longer hide the obvious... I've gained weight. 

Lately, dress pants\skirts that I haven't worn since last Spring are literally busting at the seams. And by the time I am leaving work at 4:30, all buttons of my pants are undone. I have no clue how much weight I've gained since I refuse to get on the scale but I definitely know that I have gained weight.

First thing, you need to know about me is that I HATE to exercise (hate to sweat and hate being hot!) but I do like to walk. I actually used to walk regularly but then life got busy or stuff happened or a good book got picked up then I stopped walking.  

I can honestly say that I eat a healthy breakfast every morning and bring my lunch and snacks to work every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (at the office we order take-out on Friday's). Where I go wrong is my evening snacks and not exercising.

All I want is to feel comfortable once again in my existing clothes... 'cause Bidou would kill me if I told him that I needed a brand new wardrobe.  I also have a good reason to start walking again... KloĆ©. My new fur baby loves to walk and not just little around the block kind of walks.  She really enjoys long, fast walks. So my goal for the upcoming weeks is to start walking once again and to stop snacking at night and pray that my clothes don't get any tighter!


  1. A friend pointed out to me that you should walk 10,000 steps a day for health benefits, weight loss and all that good stuff. So, I added a pedometer app to my phone to keep track of how much I'm walking a day. If I didn't reach 10,000 steps for the day (and due to whatever, I wasn't able to), I'll try to make up for it the next day with an extra long walk after work. Seeing that number helps keep me motivated. It could help keep you motivated to walk too! :)

  2. increase your intensity by hiking on trails. you don't have to run them but the hike itself on technical trails burns a crazy amount of energy while you enjoy the workout! and eating clean is 80% of the battle so if you're eating within your caloric range for weight loss, you can lose weight healthy and easily. a friend at work did this and lost so much weight just by cleaning up what he ate and didn't do a drop of exercise!

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