Friday, December 19, 2008

An answer for Oprah:

"How did I let this happen again?" -- Oprah Winfrey, wondering how her weight got back up to 200 pounds...

Hmmmmmmm.......Ummmmmm........wait a minute......ahhhhhh........ummmmmmmmm

Oh Yeah. How?


The same way all of us mere mortals gain weight: we eat more calories than we burn up.
I count myself as of of the mortals, Oprah. I'm right there with you, with a little more jiggle in my wiggle these days.

I blame it on cold Minnesota weather combined with minimal daylight hours and the fact that I'm not in training doing "2-a-days". (Heck, I'm not doing many "one-a-days"...)
I must also lay some blame on my absolute inability to put a fork down these days.

The only thing that is saving me is the Recession. Really.

In fatter (pardon the pun) economic years of the past, vendors and customers would send boxes and boxes of delicious treats to people working at my company.
I, in turn, would spend hours and hours circling the floor, finding and sampling all the treats.

The Recession has taken its toll on the "limit of $25.00" gift basket this year though, resulting in minimal treats on the floor. (I know, because my circling floor flight plan continues...).

So, I've put on a few lbs, but probably less than I would have had times been better this year.

I did some exercise in this week. I ran outside once. I swam once. I lifted weights twice and did a treadmill workout once.

Not really sure the activity counterbalanced the chocolate covered peanuts that passed my lips this week but, hey, the activity is a start.

The good news is that I realized that my first swimming event is coming up fast. I'm doing a swim clinic on January 11th, with my first tri following on February 8th.

Only a few more days until the holiday food fest is over and I can concentrate on getting my activity up and my weight down. Again.


goooooood girl said...

your blog is very fine......

Nat said...

Hmm. Amy, who is this gooooood girl? (obviously appears to be a spammer!) What haven't you been telling us? I too, have lots more jiggle in my wiggle. As I do every year this time of the year. After Christmas, I'm getting back on things.

WADDLER26.2 said...

I have gained everything that Iwroked so hard to lose last year. Our goodies at work are on the upswing. So I am doing so bad.

Sunshine said...

Oh Amy I love your writing!!
I have been thinking about this post since I read it yesterday.
I can relate to you (and Oprah). Oh my!
I liked your word of hope ... holiday eating will be over!
Here's to the New Year and to us who have weight issues.

Marcia L said...

I just read the Oprah article this morning on the bus. I need to put her "put me first" attitude into play in 2009.

More rules for my "Rules of 52" list. Yea!

Have a great Christmas, girl!

Michelle said...

We're all human after all. I love Oprah for her honesty about these things. Take care and don't be too hard on yourself. You may put on a few winter pounds like the rest of mankind but you're going to do something about it. Merry Holidays!

Vickie said...

Good luck with that! I'm sure a lot of us will be looking to the new year and the hope of weight loss!