Thursday, August 26, 2010

Diet Time, Blah!

It’s that time again.
Diet time.
Blah!
It’s my own fault. I’ve been slacking off on the exercise front all summer and it’s caught up to me (a whole ten pounds worth!)
Why is it that women can put on ten pounds in a few weeks but it will take us six months to lose it? So unfair, right?

It didn’t help that every place I went with the kids seemed to end up with their eating meals that came with mountains of crisp, salty French fries. Naturally, they couldn’t finish them all and I routinely broke one of the Golden Mommy Rules: Do not finish the food on your children’s plate!
I also tend to gain weight when I get off schedule and this summer, my kids were in camp and I went months without attending my usual gym classes. Apparently, I don’t push myself as much as an instructor does. I totally need a drill sergeant!
So “back to school” means I go back to the gym, back to my schedule, back to healthier meals.

Did anyone else gain or lose weight over the summer? Do you have new food or exercise goals for the fall?

19 comments:

tonya kappes said...

Well I try to eat good b/c I know when I sit at my computer, I will be there for a while and that means a big zip in the burning calorie department. I do get up and get on my treadmill once a day for a hour and watch back seasons of Veronica Mars on Netflix.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Well, I came into this summer already on a diet, but it's a lot harder to stick to one during the summers. Cook outs. Ice cream! I'm fairly bruised from falling off the wagon. My exercize is running. I do 5k every other morning. It helps.

Sheila Connolly said...

I hate organized exercise! I was always happiest when I was working in a city and had to walk to and from the train--the exercise was built in. Now as a writer, I spend far too much time sitting at my desk.

But my biggest problem is having a daughter living here who likes to bake...

Rural View said...

I've been dieting since last winter and, thankfully, not too strict so I can live on it forever. However - I do miss ice cream (my major weakness) which I only had once this hot summer. I didn't lose much, but didn't gain any back either, despite the fact that my COPD and the humidity kept me sitting quietly reading most of the summer. All in all, I'm proud of myself.

Lover of Books said...

I have lost weight but then I have a 10 month old. I am living in the land of moderation. I still have my sweets but I cut back on them.

I need to exercise more that is for sure.

Krista

Aimee said...

Oh, I hate working out in the summer. I'm already hot and sweaty from the weather. When I get someplace nice and cool I just want to be a slacker.

Linda McDonald said...

My husband and I just joined a gym. So far, we have been going on a regular basis and we really like it. We've both gained weight this year and it's time to get back in shape. Our big motivator is to get in shape for a river rafting trip we booked for next May. Must get in shape for it. So, that also means cutting back on all the yummy bad foods we love. UGH. Best Wishes to you JB with your weight loss goals.

Dru said...

I'm not a gym person. Wasted too many gym membership fees to last me a lifetime.

I've been watching what I eat and walking and I'm happy to say that I've lost 5 pounds. I have a doctor's visit in two weeks and I want that scale to say that I've lost up to 10 pounds since my last visit.

Good luck with your exercise program.

Ellery Adams said...

Okay, so far I've gained a pound! I hate diets!

Congrats to all those who've shed some pounds and good luck to everyone starting on a new plan. We can whine about it together. :)

Leann Sweeney said...

I had to go off sugar because my Lyme disease was loving it. It was very tough at first, but you know, now that it's been a couple months, I no longer have the voracious sweet tooth I once had. I've added back some sugar but I don't crave it like I used to. Strange. But maybe you'll find that to be true, too.

Peg said...

Yes and yes! I've gained weight since the dr. put me on this new blood pressure med. And I've slacked off because of the heat. I agree with Sheila--loved living in the city where walking is often your only transportation option--built in exercise!

I got great results from doing the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels although I hated every minute of it. Might have to start up again!

Andrea C. said...

I'm the same way - I need routine. So when I am off in the summer (I am a teacher) I just eat, eat, eat. Now that I am back to work I need to get back on the diet and working out!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Well, since everything I owe has stretch and I've turned my mirrors to the wall, who knows?

If your drill sergeant comes here, will I open the door? Just because I need to ...

mj

Charlotte Adams mysteries

Janel said...

I definitely gained at least a few pounds over the summer (haven't stepped on the scale in a long time). I certainly haven't wanted to walk in weather so steamy I break a sweat getting the mail. Plus, Dairy Queen Happy Hour. Yeah. I gained weight this summer.

Vickie said...

Hi, my name is Vickie and I need a DI aerobics instructor....Hi Vickie!

I like to think I can do it on my own, but I really can't. I want to win the lotto and get a personal trainer named Sven or Erik (they really must be Swedish or Viking in nature and stature) who will kick my buttocks out of bed and make me work out until I am not fluffy.

Laineshots said...

I think it's definitely easier to exercise in the fall. It feels like time to get organized and structured, doesn't it? But then, there are all those nice warm stews, and breads, and yummy desserts...and oh, then there's Christmas....!

I think some preemptive time on the treadmill is in order.

Lindy said...

Don't you know it's not nice to use those ugly four-letter words? Why, my momma would wash my mouth out with soap if I said "D***".

Gaye said...

I wear a pedometer and try to get 12,000 steps every day. It really helps keep my weight under control. This summer I gained a few pounds, so now I'm also following a 1600 calorie/day diet until I shed them. Not fun, but I think it will be worth it.

Anonymous said...

Water Aerobics!! What a pleasure to put on a swimsuit and go to the indoor heated pool! Year-round swimming is my personal luxury and I deserve it!!
Jo