Friday, 7 May 2010

SoD off!

I fear that the Scales of Doom and I will never be friends. How can an inanimate object give such grief and angst – how can it be so malevolent? Yes, we had an encounter this morning. I can say, hand on heart, that I busted a gut this week. Or rather I can’t say that because I actually only lost 1.5lbs. Now look people, I’m not doing this for the good of my health you know. No, really, I’m not. It’s all about the aesthetics for me. If that makes me as shallow as a puddle, so be it – I can live with that as long as I live slimly. I want to wear jeans and dresses without feeling awful and looking worse. Is that too much to ask? I mean, SoD, really?!

It didn’t make me very fleet of foot trudging round Week 2, Run 3 this morning either. I really don’t like running. With cycling, even if I don’t lose the weight, I feel like I’ve achieved something (like getting into work for free and not wedged into someone’s armpit), with running, if I’m not dropping the ballast, I’m not feeling the love. Humph. I’ll try to finish the nine weeks but if I’m not a size 10 by then, running and I are THROUGH, man. I’m joking of course. But only about the size 10 bit!

Can I manage to up the exercise for next week? I feel tired just thinking about it. Could I manage 3 runs and 3 cycles? And we’re doing some walking on Sunday. Well, I think I’ll give it a go. SoD – it’s war.


Lesley said...

I can hear the marshall music kicking in - the troops are assembling. Give those bastard scales of doom hell!!

Still, 1.5lbs is 1.5lbs!! Not to be sniffed at.

Lesley x

Curlygirl said...

It is downward movement - not much, but all that exercising may be converting muscle to fat, and tightening and toning.

Why not fling the scales out the window and embrace a tape measure instead? If it isn't about the weight but the look anyway, then what the scales say don't matter. And the tape measure will give you a better measure of what it is you are trying to achieve.

I was exhausted listening to all that exercise last week! Have a tiptip weekend lovely lady!

Peridot said...

Hello lovely Curlygirl

It's true and if I were suddenly slipping into things that were previously a bit snug, I would be taking extreme solace from that (sounds like taking solace whilst sky-diving, no?!) but sadly that's not the case either - my smaller jeans are still a bit too snug for comfort, grrrr.

Peridot x

Nona said...

LOL!!! I'm in it for the vanity too though the fact that losing weight will increase the odds of my living a longer life does appeal as well.

I use to love running but injured my knee and can't do it anymore. I rely heavily on my elliptical but that broke this week and now I'm having to get inventive with the exercise until I get that sorted.

1.5lbs may not be what you wanted to see but it is bringing you closed to looking HOT in those jeans!!!

FitFunk said...

I think you're doing great! The thing is, can you sustain your current activity level? If it's moderately enjoyable (or at least inspiring in a who-knew-i-could-do-THAT kinda way) just keep it up and all those 1.5's will soon = size 10.