Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I started to write

the mother of all comments to KatyaR, in response to two posts below, where she says she lost 22 pounds via diet change and exercise, and I was somehow an "inspiration?" Me, who hasn't lost a damn ounce and in fact put on six pounds since starting my current job?

I pulled a couple of pair of dress slacks from the closet yesterday, to try them on for today's interview. They were unwearable. These are not Aspirational Pants - you know, the ones you buy on sale, or because they are so cute, and you know they will fit any day now, because you are sticking to your diet and exercise!!!- no. These were not those pants. These were pants I Used to Wear. They. Don't. Fit.

Why is this, you ask? Because even if you eat a very healthy diet, you still need to burn calories. Even if you eat a very healthy diet without cheating at ALL, this is true, and if you, yanno, let some cheese slide in over the weekend, or nervously nibble salty snacks from your desk drawer to relieve the tension at the office, um, yeah. There is no amount of yoga or walking or whatever to counter that.

So I feel like a fraud, and yet challenged. I've somehow inspired someone to do what I didn't do for myself, and that is a damn weird feeling, but thank you KatyaR, for the inspiration to Pay Attention again. My desk drawer has no salty snacks in it now (because, um, I ate them all) and the stash will not be replenished. Portion control is back on the radar. I'm back to using Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great as my guiding light. (Not just this, but all of her cookbooks.) I have officially climbed back on the healthy wagon, because damn, when the slacks you used to wear won't button? Time to hit the panic button.

1 comment:

KatyaR said...

Okay, you made me laugh, which I really needed today. Believe me, I know how work can make you want to eat everything in sight. I've found that when I start to get the least bit stressed out at work, I look for something to put in my mouth, whether I want it or not. That has been the hardest thing to stop. It helps that everyone in my area has kinda taken a nonofficial "stop the candy insanity," so there's not a lot to find to eat.

Hang in there. The job interview sounds great--I hope you decide to take it, it sounds like a great opportunity.

I'm on vacation next week, and I plan on cleaning out the fridge and the kitchen and restocking it with real food. I bought a NutriBullet a few weeks ago, and I need to start using it instead of having it sit on the counter. So let's start over together....