watch that weight !
Don't know why though as I was just about voted the least likely to ever put weight on in high school. My dear Pa called me lolly legs as they were sooo very thin and in my teens, I was so embarrassed by my 'thin-ness' that I wrote away to a company that would guarantee weight increase with their product ( which consisted of drinking copious amounts of milk, mixed with powdered full fat milk and malt). Even when I was pregnant, I was thin, I could eat cherry ripes every day and not put one ounce on .....so what happened? Age ? or gluttony? or just enjoying the good life? - all of these I guess.
I knew I was putting weight on but was so sure it would just slip off if I didn't eat my tim tams or if I went for leisurely stroll after dinner once or twice a week. Then one morning I woke and I saw my dear nan's arms staring at me in the bathroom mirror. Now don't get me wrong, I adored my Nan - she was cuddly but she was also diabetic and not a good one at that.
So that day, off to the gym I went * and I definately do not have time to be going running on a treadmill to nowhere... I joined, paid my money and went into the assessment room feeling very smug....thinking that he will say that I just needed a little tone up.... well, he weighed and measured and tut tutted... until I asked him what he was going on about. My blood pressure was up and I was way over my recommended body mass index (BMI - to people in the 'know').. I promptly told him that I was menopausal and that my dear Nan had big arms....which he quickly replied to with ' oh, don't blame her'..... I grabbed my bag and sneaked out...going home howling....
so I joined weight watchers that night! Not me to do things by halves, so I joined Joe up as well... and we were going along really well...it is actually a wonderful way to lose weight as it is all about healthy eating.... I lost quite abit and dropped a few sizes in clothes. eventually reaching my goal early this year and am now what they call a 'gold life member'
However this past month or so, I have noticed that my jeans are a tad tight..so off I go last night to the meeting and I have gained 1.8kgs in a month.... that is about 6 weeks of following the weight watchers diet.... I have no one to blame but myself.... one tim tam won't hurt, a few potato chips, dessert with cream ? yes please...... that has to stop and I have to start walking again........ Up bright and early this morning, dragged Joe out of bed, told him we were walking and off we went..... how lucky I am to have a man who doesn't complain about my obsessiveness with anything I tackle!