I’ve been a gluttonous sloth this past few weeks and it’s certainly catching up with me. I’m not saying I gained 20 pounds but I know that there are definitely 5 extra pounds I am using as a spare tire. And it’ll be oh-so attractive come summer time. Ha ha.
While I don’t normally weigh myself I can feel a difference in my clothes. And yes, I know I’m not fat, and yes, I’m not going to go diet crazy or anything, but I need to get my eating in check. I’ve been running and thankfully that has probably helped stave off the additional 5 I could have easily packed on. It’s simple math really, what you put in – you must work off. And if you aren’t working off more than you are putting in – this equals “Why are these jeans so damn tight?”
Typically I stick to low-carb. Now before you all jump on the running and low-carb don’t mix bandwagon, I’d like to say that it works FOR ME*. I’m no nutritionist nor do I hold any medical degree and I can only say that I’m a blogger who has been doing low-carb for a while. Obviously, no-carb won’t work so I mix in a sweet potato here and a yogurt or banana there. But, I do have to limit the starchy whites that tend to stick to my belly.
Amen to your post. I think the older I get the easier it is for those holiday pounds to stick! I am feeling a 10 lb tire around my waist. I will probably go back to eating carbs just during the day and limiting what I eat at night to just salad and some sort of meat. Hopefully the pounds will come off as fast as they came on! 🙁
I've been eating cookies like it's my job and having a blast doing it… but I also know I start training on Monday and so I just look at it as a little fun before I get serious. Give that spare tire a hug for keeping your warm and then break up with it like the bad habit it was! 🙂
My plans? Just to run more! LOL!!!
"gluttonous sloth" pretty much describes me too 🙁
I have to get away from all the holiday foods (breads, cookies, junk) and get back to eating veggies and fruits. Gotta get my five servings in. When I focus on getting my five servings in of fruits/veggies, things usually work out for me.
I NEED to get on an eating plan again. I have been having little meltdowns about the way my clothes fit. I should try low carbs again….
I haven't been able to keep up much training the past few weeks, but I think a little lifting and some core work has helped. Now it's time to eat more veggies, and less cookies.
Hey, what's wrong with sloths? That's my team mascot! LOL……. I'm training to get into the Clydesdale division…..
I for one am Ok with the holidays being over too. YEA! I just posted about how I love January 🙂 Its time to get back on the track or continue on it if you never fell off. 🙂
I'm with ya on the "gluttonous sloth" thing. I have done nothing but eat and be lazy!
I need my routine back and I think I will be ok! Until then..I will try to to shove every piece of food I see in my mouth until I go back to work next week. : )
I'm right there with you! I need a little person on my shoulder saying…"Put that down fat ass!" But it wouldn't be the holidays without a little! I'm giving myself a little grace! To get back on track I am going back to my fav…no whites…no sugar or flour. It has worked for me to get all the baby weight off and then some so it will be my old standard come Jan. 1!
Low carb definitely works for me. I ran my first half marathon doing some crazy ketosis diet, and my second full marathon was after three months of the Paleo diet.
My body loooooooove protein is fights with carbs, which is fine, because I prefer meat over potatoes anyway. Except sweet potatoes. YUM.
The holidays aren't over for me until that 1000 calorie per cup drink known as egg nog isn't being sold any more. Hope you had a great Christmas!
I'm on that ever-so-tasteful ALL-carb diet.
Good job! Putting it on paper (or blog) makes you stick to the plan you've set. So if you're ever tempted by cuban bread or white rice…just pass it to me! 😉
Ok…ok..Starting in January, no more M&M snacking from my co-worker's office.
Oh! Is it time to stop eating like it's going out of style? My butt and hips are feeling it too. I've managed to keep up with my running, but not much else. No….more….cookies…. I'm going back to whole wheat pasta/bread and brown rice.;-)
I'm embarrassed to admit the amount of food I've eaten in the past week.
Will run more so I can eat more!
I do the same thing – low carb – when I want to lose weight. But, I must say, that it wont happen until all the Christmas candy is gone…