Lunch with my son at Balboa Park, San Diego, November 2014. Where once there were three chins, I’m down to one saggy chin.
Okay, I admit it, this post is a plea for sympathy from all the other fatties out there. I haven’t been very good food-wise over the holidays, and I’ve gained two pounds. Thinking that because I lost some weight last year, I could eat like a normal person, i.e., one without the fat gene, I went for it. Don’t tell me that fat gene doesn’t exist because I know otherwise. My poor husband who can’t seem to gain weight no matter how much or what he eats, consumes twice as much as I do, eating morning noon and night.
To rub it in, David tells me he is at his “high school” weight. I’m at my high school weight also…fat.
Thus I broke out my Weight Watchers cookbooks this morning, and looked for recipes I like and will eat. It boils down to this…anything I like as long as its chicken.
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? I did although some nay-sayers who also don’t believe in Santa Claus will say resolutions are hopeless. I make them anyway.
1/ Given my weight issues, I am pledging to eat more vegetables. Grandma Lynn had a good post last week about how to sneak veggies into your food. She was trying to fool her family members, I’m trying to fool me.
2/ I am pledging to get more exercise. Last year, I quit my underused membership at the gym and signed up for Yoga at the hospital. Unfortunately, first class I got down on the floor and couldn’t get back up. Guess I shouldn’t have tried “Yoga for Everyone.’
Winter semester, I am thinking of trying Tai Chi. I won’t lose weight with this exercise, but it might help me keep my aging arthritic bones from freezing like a rusty auto. I notice many older people doing this exercise, and its either that or “Seniorcise.” Trouble is, I’m having difficulty thinking of myself as a senior.
Meanwhile, my doc told me to ride my exercise bike 10 minutes a day. I hate that bike. I like a recumbent bike which works as well and causes me no back pain. The therapist told me I could probably find a cheap recumbent bike on EBay. I bought a ‘Exercise Peddler” instead. According to the ads, I can sit in my easy chair, read my book, and use it. First, I must move it out of David’s shop where it rests on a bench I meant to paint so I had a place to set my desktop computer. But I haven’t bought the desk top computer. I have been too busy cooking chicken dishes and sending David to the store to buy vegetables.