Weighty Waistlines

It’s the same problem every January; the weighty waistline. I have been reading today and trying to sort out which one of the thousands of tips and diet plans out there that will melt those dreaded holiday season accumulation of calories around my wait away. I find accumulation of calories somewhat better then saying ‘I’ve gained weight or gotten fat.” – I dread those words and avoid them at all possible costs!

I am not even sure if I will even try some of those crazy plans out there and isn’t it true that once you get past a certain age you only need to look at the food and it’s on your hips??? I feel that way and am not ashamed to say sooooooo. Nor should you be either. That’s life and somehow I have come to terms with it whether I like to admit it or not.

Somehow all those lonely items hanging in my closet saying to me …. Lose a couple of pounds and we can be friends again. That thought just makes me cry when I open my closet and all the things are just hanging there waiting so patiently for me to take them out and let them see daylight again. But somehow even with not eating tooooo much and exercising regularly my waistline just doesn’t want to be like it was when I was 20 years old. Why I ask… what have I done to deserve this???? Any answers out there??????

It seems to be a vicious cycle every year when the New Year starts in January we all seem to think about our waistlines and maybe go on a diet. How many people actually manage to loose and keep off those pounds that they have melted from their waistlines???

Another problem is – all the candy and chocolates that I have gotten for Christmas… That great tasting stuff just can’t be thrown away.. I need to enjoy it!!!! Or maybe if I just look at the box and not eat its contents then I will be saved, but I need will power to keep myself away from the box crying out to me saying “ open me up- and eat a few of the great tasting chocolates!”

Now that is really hard to resist no matter what you say!! So, that means that I will have to postpone my diet until I have enjoyed all the boxes of chocolates that I have received. But maybe after I have eaten all the chocolate and put myself on strict diet then maybe my lonely clothes that are hung in my closet can be my friend again??? And so I ask my closet “Please be patient and wait for me, because I do want to be friends with all my clothes again and then I will feel good!”

And I bet many people out there feel the same way I do. So, do as I and try to be friends with those items of clothes waiting patiently for you in your closet and you too will feel good too.”

Advertisements

That Magazine

While out shopping a couple of weeks ago I noticed amongst the magazines one for “How to get a bikini figure in 10 days”

Well, you can just think what I did -> bought the magazine!!

I knew right away that if I do what the magazine says to do; exercising, and eating a special diet and so forth then I will look like a goddess in my bikini and every guy will be looking at me, and I will be the envy of all the gals on the beach.

So, I started doing the work outs every morning like it was suggested. Mentally I felt better but physically I couldn’t/ can’t see much difference or maybe I am tooooo old for those exercises and they only work on under 25’s, and if you are older than that -> well you can just hang it up!

To top that I went out and spent a fortune on the recommended food that I should eat and thought to myself “this would be good for my husband too.”

WRONG…..

He said that he didn’t want to spend 10 days starving to death just because some magazine promises me a new look. And to top it off he wanted to bet $100.00 with me that I wouldn’t hold out for 10 days.
I knew at that moment that he would be in for a challenge and I could see myself in my new bikini that I’ll buy when I win the bet. I feel better already!

I suffered for 10 days eating my so called great food, but found it tasted like nothing and those pounds did not really melt off my body like they promised. And my husband had to add his two cents by saying “Honey, where’s your bikini figure because I can’t see much of a difference.”

I could have given him a black eye, but thought the better of it.

I mean really couldn’t he see the difference??? My scales said that I lost 2 pounds – OK, I’m only 8 pounds off. And when I looked in the mirror I could clearly see my bikini figure now.

Though I will admit it depends on what sort of bikini you are wearing.

Now that I have finished my “ how to get a bikini figure in 10 days”; I think I will celebrate and enjoy life again.

Don’t believe everything written in all those magazines because I can say it doesn’t always work.

So, whether you have a bikini figure or not, who cares enjoy the beach anyways!