May 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
This is not a post on how to scale a tuna but about my pending dilemma. I need to do something about my weight…for some reason it’s got out of hand and landed on my arse….literally.
I know that joining a Weight Loss group is the way to go, as I personally need to answer to someone/something at the end of the week, whether it be the scale or group leader…. answering to myself somehow doesn’t work!
I grew up in a home where my mother and my aunties were forever on DIET…. My mom would say to me “Do I look as big as that women crossing the street” OR ” Surely I’m not as big as that women eating that ice-cream” They were always discussing what they could get away with and what they couldn’t….i.e tricks on tricking the scale. I overheard my aunt telling my mom that she could eat a whole packet of Liquorice Allsorts and get away with it BUT let her look at a potato and that was a whole nother story.
The cherry on the top was them going to some French sounding place (Madame’ et Monsiour or something like that…) and getting wrapped in cling wrap from head to toe, then laid onto a vibrating bed before being turned upside down (slight exaggeration) because apparently it made you lose weight….seriously…no wonder I’m scarred … I was a child with a vivid imagination…..moving on.
It also seemed that on particular days shopping, was dedicated to shopping for tuna….trolleys filled with tuna…this was a sure indication that the ‘aunties’ were back on diet. Funnily enough as a kid I don’t recall eating the tuna but as I’ve grown sideways, out and up I have to admit the following:
I’ve found myself asking weight related questions to my children
I’ve heard myself saying ” I can eat a whole packet of Smarties but let me look at a packet of chips ….
I’ve found myself at the Hyper-Stores shopping for cans of tuna
I bought this piece of art many years ago as it reminded me so much of my mom & aunts on the beach. I swear my mother had the exact costume as the lady on the left…she denies this….obviously!
I am now in my mid-40′s and still battling with my weight …although to be honest being overweight in my 40′s hasn’t bugged me like it did when I was in my 20′s and 30′s….hence the even bigger arse.
I’m sure that because I’m wiser and more maturer now …it’s a women in her 40′s thing… I could give this whole weight loss thing another bash without resorting to a diet of tuna and more tuna….plus the fact I’m now an accomplished cook and pretty confident that I could whip up some pretty nifty healthy recipes.
With all that said I’m off to face the scale at Weigh-Less…
Look out for my new lean, healthier and simple recipes coming soon…
Over & Out