Bodily Temptations

 I printed these photos and stuck them on the fridge door hoping they would prevent me from pillaging its content. I had to take drastic measures because I really wish to look good in case my plans to say "I do" come to fulfillment.
I must admit life has embittered me, I remember being a lot more enthusiastic, I remember how much I used to enjoy working out and sticking to a diet. Nowadays nothing comforts me more than the opportunity to lay my ever-growing ass in a chair in front of the computer always nibbling something, constantly nibbling something. So I finally understood that the astonishing women in these photos don't nibble...
 They work their fabulous ass off, wake up at 7 and jog 5 miles then they eat half a grapefruit and keep on jogging, spinning and swimming. They hardly graze a lettuce and some cabbage salad all day...compared to me who I barely spend some lousy 15 minutes on indoor cycling and eat all the sugar in the world.Did I mention that I wake up around 10?


So I decided that starting with the 1st of April I'd try and change my entire lifestyle. It's a very bold resolution considering the innate laziness deep imprinted in my genes and the constant battle with my numerous and unforgiving cravings but I'm very determined to make it happen. All the encouragements and motivational speeches are deeply appreciated. Including the "tough love" ones.
 
 

24 comments:

c. Joy said...

Speak kindly to yourself. Sometimes we need to be comforted and we are the only ones around to comfort us. Food is a good choice for comfort - we've known it all our lives. Don't be so hard on yourself.

Botanist said...

I wish you well, and I hope you can find the willpower to see it through.

Just a thought...I read a science article recently where research suggested that willpower is a bit like a muscle - use it too much and it gets "tired" making it more difficult to resist temptation. And exercising willpower needs energy, which is why dieting is so notoriously difficult - you are robbing your body of the energy it needs to stick to the diet.

On the plus side, like a muscle, you can build up your willpower through regular exercise - i.e. the more you resist, the more you are able to resist.

Their suggestion for dieting: rather than starve yourself, fill up on healthy foods so you have the energy to resist the fattening stuff.

Scarlett Knight said...

You go for it, girl! There's nothing like looking in the mirror and truly being proud of what you see. Your overall attitude about life increases, and you feel invincible. I believe that you can have the body you want. It just depends on how badly you want it! I believe in you. Food is wonderfully comforting, but you can use it as a special prize at the end of a good, healthy week after you work hard and achieve your personal goals. Studies have been done that splurging for one excellent, indulgent meal a week doesn't hurt your weight loss goals, but can actually help them.

Suzanne Bean said...

I always love reading your honest words!!!!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

And here I am wishing I could put on 5kg (ONLY!) so people would stop bugging me to eat.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
It is never easy to make a complete change of lifestyle, but it can be done and we are certain that over time, and with will and determination, you will achieve your goal.

Da Dude said...

Oh no!

I love you just the way you are.

:( :( :( Weight loss... ugh!

Dolly's Daily Diary said...

I would suggest using the one day at a time thinking. Think just for today I have to eat a certain way, do this exercise, etc. I find that when I use the one day at a time thinking with certain things in my life it eliminates alot of the stress I put on myself, that overwhelming feeling of having to accomplish something long term. Thinking of the long term goal can set us up for failure when we slip up, at least that is what I have noticed in my life. One day at a time allows me to forgive myself easier if I fail that day, saying to myself I will just start over tomorrow. Give it a try! I think you will reach your goals with the determination I hear in your posts. Here is a link to some helpful info as well. Good luck and remember progress, not perfection!
{{Hugs}}
Janet :)

http://www.oprah.com/health/Dr-Ozs-Advice-to-Lose-Weight

Catherine said...

I know that you are motivated to loose weight. It is healthy to be a good weight.
Please remember to continue to eat healthy and that if you eat too little or not enough your health will suffer.
Please remember to eat good and healthy food.
If the snow is all gone walking is a good exercise. Blessings my dear, Catherine xoxo

Grace said...

Dolly's Daily Diary said it best. Great advice...always be kind to yourself first...

Doug Kueffler said...

I remember the days when I NEVER ran out of energy, could run a Marathon, and dance all night. Butt, my body never looked like a "hard-body" because those people really know how to work specific parts of their anatomy. I'm not complaining about the way these photos look, but it is just not realistic to expect to achieve this. There are no real "Barbie dolls" in my World.

The Sage Butterfly said...

I always nibble too much during the Christmas holidays, and then spend the next few months trying to get back to normal. You have set a great goal and you will do very well, I am sure.

Tara said...

I wish you luck with your weight loss. I'm a nibbler, too, and at one point I had gotten to the point where I was actually nibbling on healthier snacks and I saw the changes. Before I knew it, I had lost nearly 50lbs. At some point, I gained it back, I think hormones might play a role in some of my weight gain because it seemed like it happened over night. But, I hope you feel proud of what you see and feel whenever you look in the mirror, no matter what size you wear.

virginia robertson said...

I have been battling such things as yourself Petronela, since after my pregnancies, Uh hmmm 20 years ago... I just can't find the right combinations that work for me... (for diets that is) But I have found that Yoga, and not eating after a certain time (for me it is between 3 or 4 in the afternoon) work very well and I do not starve myself of enjoyments, I just make sure I make them small portions.. Weakness; chocolate anything and cookies...
I know that you have unspeakable will that enables you to conquer just about anything..
As most readers have been saying Don't be to hard on yourself...

Namz said...

Go for it!!

I bet it would be awesome if you could replace the photos on your fridge with your very own :D

Shaharoh said...

Being healthier is a great goal! Good luck to you. My advice (if you want some) is to start SLOW and make gradual changes and if you slip, don't be so hard on yourself. It's taken me years to cut things out and to stick to being active. Every small change you make, remember to reward yourself --I'm sure you'll be a beautiful bride!

Pinay Scribbles said...

I'm pretty sure that these women in the pictures had one of their false ribs removed to give them an smaller waistline!

secondly, they all have trainers, plastic surgeon and dieticians that surronds them.

i have learned that if you eat little amount of foods every two hours (of course only the healthy ones, calorie is not forbidden because the body needs it too but just not too much), and in every meal, eat your veggies first before the rest and jogging at least 30 mins or riding a bicycle for a few km will help a lot in your struggle to losing weight. :D

Do a healthy grocery shopping too. IMHO.

Dont know if I'm much of a help but I hope you will achieve your desired goal. Just don't overdo it. :D

cheers!

Maureen said...

I think if I posted some of these on my fridge next to pics of me I'd never eat again :)

Sissym said...

Dear Petronela,


I 'm here to congratulate you (and all) because today is the Blogger's Day! And with that I had the opportunity to meet you.
All the best! I wish success with your beautiful work.

Hugs

Joy said...

Hi! I know you can do it and be as sexy as those girls in the picture, just stick to your diet and exercise plan and surely it will work out. But don't over do it, your diet and exercise plan should be healthy and nothing drastic because you might get sick if you do that. Goodluck!

love2type said...

i'm seriously doing yoga.. i lost 6 pounds.. i want to have a veryyyyyy flat stomach as these women

Namz said...

Here's a good song to work out too and it seems that some women orgasm during exercise! What more can a woman ask for :p

Namz recent post Music Monday ~ Nikel Back

Petro Neagu said...

I'm not going to support your resolution, unless you really don't feel good in your own skin and body. A woman needs to be kind to herself and appreciate herself the way she is as there is a lot of people and circumstances out there that would gladly chose to be less kind to her.
But if you really, really feel you are in need for a change I'm here for support and advising, I'm kind of a queen of dieting and exercising (hence the alarming 51kg I managed to reach not long ago). Just let me know
Sweet kiss

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