16 Jan 2010

TO WEIGH OR NOT TO WEIGH and Maxine

After the Christmas and New Year festivities, I noticed weight increase and diet became an important subject on blogs. Nearly everybody wanted to loose some weight and nobody wanted to gain some.

In the past I never weighted myself. It didn't came into my mind because I could eat like a horse and my clothes still fit. Until one day when I had my yearly check up at the gynecologist. She asked me to step on the balance looked and stated : You weigh 80 kgs ! (176 lbs) I laughed and said that this is completely impossible and that there must be a problem with her balance. She pretended not, but I didn't believe her.

First thing at home I climbed on the balance and saw the numbers raising. I looked once, I looked twice I put my nose on the scale, the number didn't move it was 80 ! I couldn't believe it ! and my clothes ? I looked in the mirror the front and from the side and realized that I had got a belly and that probably the difference of my normal weight of 65 kg (143 lbs) and the 80 kgs now must sit exactly there.

In my whole life this had never happened ! I was 60 and found myself big like an elephant. But as always when I decide something I drop from one extreme to the other, I stopped cake and chocolote immediately, ate nothing during the whole day and only the half of what I usually eat in the evening or even less. My stomac shrinked and my weight too. In a week I lost 10 kgs ! I wasn't quite satisfied, but it was better then nothing.

As I am quite tall 1.72 m (5.6) people hadn't realized that I had put on weight because I used to wear large tops. But now I saw it. The other 5 kgs took a long time to go away which meant that the overweight I had was really not normal for me that's why I lost it so quickly. Ever since I keep an eye on my weight, but it is stable now as it used to be before and I can eat like a horse again, but I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, chocolate and cakes doesn't say anything to me anymore and I only eat it occasionally.

I know for some people it is very hard to do a diet because often there is also a psychological background. People eat to comfort themselves and then of course it's a question of predisposition. Some will always be a little round others always a skinny minnie.

The fattest people I ever saw in my life was Madison/Wisconsin. I couldn't believe it. Even the fattest one at home was slim against these men and women. They needed two chairs to sit down ! One for each bottom half.

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and with this I participate at the new game created by The Teach called "Maxine on Saturday"

14 comments:

Thom said...

pffft...I don't even own a scale...they all lie anyways ROFLMAO!!!

claudie said...

I should do a diet, you know!!! 10 kg in a week?!!! Just I need!!! I will try you diet!
But before, Gattina I propose you to share with me the King Cake on lazazandcruisers!!! Perhaps you'll get the fève! Who knows?
I am always alive but had so much work those days with all the workmeetings and I prepared the room for Anaïs and Kalle who will arrive in february! I'll come back during the day to read all I missed on your blog!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I always found that drinking a whole glass of water 30 minutes before a meal, I don't eat as much then because the water filled me.

My motto when it comes to eating is: Eat to live, not...live to eat.

Vlado&Toni said...

wow, 10 kg in a week! and it did not come back, congratulations! it must really be your genes, lucky you. i used to also lose weight so easily now that's all history..

Jeanette said...

Hello Gattina. Hehehe You just reminded me I have to go on a diet also to much Christmas cheer my clothes shrunk while hanging in the wardrobe (closet) thats my story and im sticking ti it .. Jen

Auntie E said...

Very funny.. Now I know...Step away from the ice cream,lol.
Here's my Maxine on Saturday link for you

Melli said...

LOL! That Maxine is the truth! I am crying today because my BIG water bottle broke and I had actually bought it waaaaaaay back when I dieted before! So, now I have to go on-line and see if I can still find another one. They are not at Walmart any longer!

Those Wisconsin fatties? - it's all that LOVELY CHEEEEEEESE they have! For the REST of us American fatties - it is mostly McDonalds and the like!!! We are sO addicted to fast food -- and LOTS of it! But I took Luz to McDonald's yesterday and I just had a salad! She NEVER has a burger - she always chooses chicken nuggets - and she surprised me yesterday because she wanted apple slices instead of fries! Amanda is really teaching her from the start to be careful. She doesn't deprive her of anything - but she is teaching her to make wise choices! I LOVE that!

Manang Kim said...

Love your story. Makes me think of my motto "if you eat you die if you don't eat you die better eat" LOL! Happy weekend!

My jiggly critter

Maribeth said...

know me. I shall fight with my weight until the end of my life. I would rather be slim and attractive, but I LOVE FOOD!
So I go to Weight Watchers and eat carefully.
Still......

Judi said...

LOL! So true, so true, so what?

DianeCA said...

Great way to put a funny spin on a very irritating topic! Went back to my weight loss group this week. Sure hope it helps before I need two chairs!

wenn said...

interesting! i aways check my weight once a week!

maryt/theteach said...

Great Maxine, Gattina! Oh I bet whatever weight gain you look fine! :)

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

10 kgs right off like that sounds way too fast, you're right, it must have been unatural for your body.

Yes, every year people goes on diet after xmas. Me never before. This year? Yes, but it's only a coincidence. We happened to stumble over the "LowCarb HighFat" diet by mistake and read so much good about it that we had to try. Not so much for the weight, but to become healthier. We already feel better actually after only 1,5 week.