Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Me minus 35

I tried Zumba today. I know it sounds like something you'd find between Red Bull and Rockstars at the gas station but it's actually a new class at the stupid gym.

It didn't suck. I spent most of the time trying to keep up but eventually I forgot to worry about how I looked in the mirror (all 84,000 of them) and start having fun. Fun + working out = crazy talk. But it actually kinda was. I even laughed a few times. At myself, but whatever.

I realized this week that I'm still in the "obese" category. I don't know why I put it in quotes because according to all the charts and BMI calculators, it is what it is. I just can't believe it. Still! All that thinking about working out and all that thinking about eating healthier and nothin'!

I'm going to try something different. No promises, only a commitment to try a few new habits for a month:

  • keep a damn food journal

  • try this virtual weight loss motivation thing – this picture here is supposedly me minus 35 pounds. What I can't figure out is while they were doing all that–uh–fixing, why not just take out the extra chin?

  • less crap food. Not none, just less. I've already fallen a little off that one since Matt and I raided Sam's Easter basket last night.

4 thoughts on “When thinking’s not enough …

  1. emily says:

    You’ve already done Sam’s Easter basket??? I need to get with the program. Glad you liked your class. Glad you’re feeling motivated…I hope it’s contagious. I need to catch me a bad case of motivation. And for the record, if I were describing you to someone who’d never met you, it would never occur to me to use “obese” in my description. I’d probably say something like dark haired beauty, with great smile, nice “rack” (never had the good fortune to grow my own), gorgeous complexion and a contagious laugh. If you ever need someone to ghost write your personal ad, let me know šŸ™‚


  2. jane, candid says:

    You’re funny.
    I’ll make you a deal — I’ll start a (damn) food journal today if you do… I’m been meaning to do so for, oh, 18 months. In my head, I still look great, so it is always a surprise when I walk past a mirror and see my mother.
    I’ll take your post today as my thump-on-the-head motivation. The food journal has worked for me before!
    (You’re on day 2 now, right???)


  3. Thanks, Emily šŸ™‚
    And, Jane – you are on!


  4. anna-from-the-bookstore says:

    Hey! Where can I get a virtual skinny picture of myself???


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