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Half A Stone [May. 4th, 2008|01:34 pm]
Tony Grist
I've put on half a stone over the last year. I know why: it's because I used to walk everywhere and now I don't. I used to say I liked walking everywhere, but if that had been really true I would still be doing it, wouldn't I- car or no car?

The question is, should I fight to regain my previously trim figure or accept the plumping up as an unavoidable symptom of the ageing process?

And, no, before someone suggests it- wild horses wouldn't succeed in dragging me to the gym.
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[User Picture]From: baritonejeff
2008-05-04 01:08 pm (UTC)
Well, seven pounds, in the grand scheme of things, isn't much. But - *steps up on soap box* - common sense says that: if you don't make a few nods in the directions of eating a bit less (or more sensibly, perhaps) and exercising more, your weight gain will not stop there, and your health WILL deteriorate. But you knew that, didn't you?;)

*gives stern look, wags finger and steps down off of soap box and bows*
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-04 02:05 pm (UTC)
You're right, of course, I need to take steps. Thank you for being severe with me :)
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2008-05-04 01:46 pm (UTC)
Well I'm sure not one to tell you what to do! (Except maybe, when you are out walking, put the half-stone back where you got it... *hehe*)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-04 02:07 pm (UTC)
Yes. You're right. I need to take action.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2008-05-04 03:01 pm (UTC)
We both do. I have gained 17 pounds in two years, even though I thought I was being careful about diet. Once I took inventory and saw that it was a trend, that each year I was gaining more and that less and less of my clothes were fitting me, I decided to get really serious.
I wish you well. It is not easy, but I am certain it's for the best. After all, we want to live into our nineties, dont we?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
We've got a pedalling machine- one of those ones you can work from the depths of an easy chair. I've placed it in front of my chair in the living room as a constant reminder and challenge.

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[User Picture]From: serennos
2008-05-05 03:16 pm (UTC)
I have my exercise bike parked in front of the TV; I try to watch worthwhile things while I'm on the bike, but more often than not get sucked into MTV (which ordinarily I _hate_ but which has the benefits of fast music to pedal to and lots of barely clothed people with super slim bodies to suggest the (un)likely outcome of my pedallings).

May the Force be with you!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-05 05:31 pm (UTC)
I find it's difficult to pedal and read, but to pedal and watch TV is a cinch.

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From: manfalling
2008-05-04 03:19 pm (UTC)
Get walking fella!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-04 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, sir!
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2008-05-05 04:42 pm (UTC)
I've just lost 2 lbs of the 6 or 7 I put on over the winter. Too much sitting motionless at the computer and eating too much chocolate was my problem.

In my case I know my health starts to suffer if I go over a certain weight, so I need to get back down below it again by slightly modifying the eating and increasing the exercise.

As baritonejeff says, if you were previously slim, it's not the 7 lbs you've put on already, but the 7 lbs you'll put on this year and the next year and the next...

Perhaps start doing more walking again? With the current price of petrol, just think of the money you'll be saving!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-05 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to let the weight pile on. I mean to exercise more and cut back on the cakes.

I did some bricklaying this afternoon. Go me!
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