Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Monday, January 26, 2009

How To Get Fat


Wake up to the alarm, turn it off, go back to sleep. "Too tired."

Wake up to the sunlight, realize everyone is late, run around shoving food in various children's faces, locate backpacks, make lunches for everyone but yourself, find the lost shoe. No time to eat breakfast.

Kids are off, busy day ahead breakfast for you is the left over food items in the various bowls and plates before the dishes go into the sink. A combo of frozen waffles, eggs, and cheerios. Not too bad, kind of delicious, no portions, couldn't be too big, just the little bits of left overs.

Forget to pack healthy snacks in purse for you - way too busy, way too rushed.

Noon, stomach is growling, there was no snack and now I am STARVING. What to eat? Can't make it home, mind is stressed, seek out most comforting food available (super tacos at Jack-in-the-box)and a milkshake. Justify it by the thought that this is just once, and an emergency, and you deserve it. Besides, what harm can one bad lunch do?

Home, time to make after school snacks, cheap and fast is easier and tastier than healthy and time consuming. Hmmm, looks good, one bite can't hurt, two, three, lose control, immediate gratification is way better than some idea of skinny you can never achieve. Give up on diet the rest of the day is shot.

Dinner is fabulous frozen lasagna, figure -"already blew it, I will try tomorrow."

Kids go to bed, its mommy time, TV, computer, no work out- way too tired. Find hidden emergency stash of peanut m&m's and ice cream. Think of the tough day you had figure "I deserve this," eat right out of the carton. Up too late. Don't set out running clothes for morning, can't find ipod, don't know where other shoe is - promise to find it in the morning. Hit pillow too late and way too tired.

Morning. Can't wake up. Too tired. Can't find clothes anyway, Without ipod I will be too bored, I will go tomorrow. Hit snooze....

Next post: How To Get Skinny

12 comments:

Yvonne said...

I'm VERY familiar with the HOW TO GET FAT--can't wait for the "How to get skinny".

It is so easy to just say over and over "I already blew it today" or even "I already blew it this month, I'll start next month".

Amy said...

Were you at my house this morning WATCHING me?! ;)

You described the last 4 months of my life. I look it and feel it. Ugh.

Did I mention that I am so glad to have you back?!

Amy said...

P.S. what machine are you using when you make your bread? A KitchenAid? A Bosch?

Haynsy said...

I'm sorry, I've never thought of you as fat. Never! You might have been too skinny when you were eleven.

happy mommy said...

This was a great post! I look forward to the skinny one, as well.

Carrot Jello said...

Hey, I didn't give you permission to use my picture for this post.

The Littles said...

soo in high school when I actually exercised on a regular basis - I chose to break the habit of early morning jogs through "just this once - i'm just too tired today" excuses and ignored the alarm, but then "just this once" turned into .... well, I'm not in the habit anymore it'll hurt too much tomorrow etc etc. the moral of the story is - STICK TO IT! you can do it! You've always looked great in my opinion, but we all know exercising and being healthy in general just FEELS SO MUCH BETTER!

and by the way, now that I'm living with my parents for a short while mom and I have been walking every day after work (except for this week because BJ and I are in detroit) and sometimes we walk past your house and I always think of you and give you a mental high five. :)

The Gibbs Family said...

YEP...that's how it happens! Thanks for the wakeup!

iamjennycook said...

Oh, this makes me laugh!! I have been lurking around here for a while now. I love your honesty - (I am a friend of Kimberlee's) and can relate to your story. Thanks for summing up 'how to get fat...' Describes my life! Looking forward to 'how to get skinny.'

Carrot Jello said...

*ahem* You want that I should come over and make you type?

Carrot Jello said...

Amy, she's using a bosch.

Amy said...

thank you carrot jello!