I do. I blame Lycra.
A pair of jeans with a bit of Lycra can accommodate five extra pounds without cutting or grabbing. Some might think this is a good thing but it does no favours for those of us who are prone to five pound gains which turn into ten, fifiteen, twenty pound gains.
Aside: Does that remind anyone else of School House Rock? Not the weight gain obviously, but the counting by 5’s song?
Anyway – I guess this all takes me back to the fact that I don’t have an objective view of my body shape and size or I might notice a five pound weight gain even if my clothes are still comfortable. Or is that wrong? Surely a tightening waistband has always been the first sign of putting on a few pounds! And now we’ve lost that small but important tool. It takes at least 10 pounds before my clothes don’t fit.
So it’s back to the mirror, the tape measure and the scales to keep this weight in control.
Just writing that makes me feel exhausted. I’m exhausted by my own inability to take care of myself. I’ve had SO much stress these past six months that I have lost all enthusiasm for this process. But I haven’t lost the determination to never be fat again. I’m still a healthy BMI and I plan to stay that way.
So there’s no option unless someone somewhere cares to let me in on a previously undisclosed miracle for keeping off weight that doesn’t include balancing calories consumed with calories expended.
I didn’t think so.
Back to the journal I go. Where I will honestly and consistently write down what I’m eating until someone comes up with something better.
Post Script Thought: My belts are all a bit big now. If the waistband isn’t going to tell me about five pounds, I guess I should buy a couple of belts that will keep me informed. Hmmmmm – after next payday.