Monday, January 9, 2012

And after all, you're my Onederwall

I got a lot of feedback in regards to my post I did it my weigh.  I was overwhelmed by all the positive support.  I will talk to Dr. Stephen about how he makes me feel at my next appointment with him.  He really is a lovely man, and I know that he is trying to be supportive, but he needs to hear that I am doing the best that I can and I think I'm doing pretty damn well.  If he has quicker weight-loss aspirations for me, then we will have to agree to disagree.  I am not comfortable with losing more than 10 pounds per month.

Something I am still neglecting BIG time is my exercise regime.  And by neglecting, I mean I don't have one.  True, I take the stairs at work (always), and walk, even when it's uncalled for (ie: going with co-workers to get coffee so I can get the exercise and do the stairs), but I have no fixed fitness routine.  I need one.  The main reason why I don't exercise?  I hate it.  And by hate, I mean it is worse than having to give up all the food I love for the rest of my life!  Maybe that's a bit too harsh, but you get the gist, I don't like to exercise.  I hate the gym, hate team and individual sports...pretty much don't enjoy anything that is going to make me sweaty.

So I guess I am just plain lazy.  I agree 100%.  How do I work myself out of this funk?  Well, I do want the body of someone who does yoga.  But truth be told, I have looked into yoga classes, and until my weight goes down some more, I am not stepping foot into a beginner yoga class.  Oh the humiliation!  The closest I come to yoga right now is the yoga pants I wear on the weekend.

So what to do, what to do?  Well, a big moment for those of us over 200 pounds who are losing weight is getting to the all important milestone of Onederland.  For those of you who don't know what Onederland is, it's when your weight goes under 200 pounds.  In my ever ending quest to be different I have decided to call my Onederland the moment I hit my Onederwall (Wonderwall according to the Urban Dictionary means, an object of fascination), because I am now obsessed with reaching my goal weight.  Once I hit my Onederwall, I will enroll in beginner yoga.  


That's my promise to myself.  In the meantime, I will continue to climb the stairs and walk as much as I can.  Honestly that is way more exercise than what I did the last time I lost 100 pounds!   Happy Monday!  And here for your viewing pleasure is the total image of cuteness:)


My inspiration and wonderwall:)  The band aid is just because.
He loves wearing band aids, especially Transformers!
The scar on the other eyebrow? Split open by our old coffee table:(


7 comments:

  1. I think we both have a pretty healthy hatred of any formal exercise. I tend to subscribe to the 80/20 rule with losing weight so as long as I'm not completely sitting on my ass all day I keep the heavy exercise at least 10 yards away, lol. BUT having said that I know at some point I'm going to have to "tone up" and THAT you can only do with exercise. I think yoga would be a good thing to do and from the few times I've done it - you leave feeling soar. It's a legit workout!

    Your little one is adorable!! My little guy went through a band-aid phase too he he.

    ~Christina

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  2. What a cutie patootie the little guy is! Just wanted to say thanks for your comment and we will be in One-derland soon:)

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  3. Weight can be lost without exercise. I would stop the guilt trip about it. You might trick yourself with a pedometer. Just wear it for a few days to see how many steps on average you take. Set your own goal for how many steps per day you will add for the first week or month or whatever YOU decide. I have read that 20 min. per day of exercise will get results - could you do that? Set the timer on the stove and dance to some music that you like. That's all I can think of :-) Be well.

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  4. I hate to be the one to tell you this, but walking is exercise :o)

    I would recommend adding to your walking as it is something you do enjoy doing. And congrats on taking the stairs :o)

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  5. Any exercise helps, and walking definitely counts!!

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  6. Walking certainly counts. Yoga is supposed to be great for the mind too... I find for me it is good for the tummy muscles because I laugh so hard my tummy gets a good workout lol

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  7. No one believes me when I tell them how much I hate exercise, they think it's funny or I'm exaggerating. I am not. I truly, truly hate it. I don't get that endorphin thing people talk about - I just get hot and sweaty and am glad its over. I've come to a point where I realise I just have to do it (like physicals or teeth cleaning) and live with it. Enjoy? Can't see it happening.

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