Thursday, November 18, 2010
My elder son has become increasingly perturbed lately about my weight and shape (‘don’t want to lose you sooner than I have to, Ma’ Aaww!) He and I both know that now, after 18 months on Spark, I am down to approximately 30 pounds overweight, and about halfway down the ‘overweight’ scale on the BMI tables – not too bad, I told myself. However I used the Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator here on Spark today (in an attempt to put my son’s mind at rest, I have to say) and the result is ‘high risk’ of health problems I find. I guess I’m lucky thus far in not having any real health problems. However – attention does need to be paid.
A Spark friend said to me yesterday: ‘be good and if you can’t be good, be careful’. A semi-joke I think – but it made me think that ‘good’ and ‘careful’ have not really figured large in my life – hence the poor food and exercise habits which have led to my having to undo a lifetime of indulgences. I am finding it hard.
This afternoon the elder son is threatening to lock me in a room in his flat, feed me daily through the door with healthy food at appropriate intervals, let me out 3 times a day to march me round The Old Deer Park where he lives and put me through my paces on his home gym. He would then return me to my ‘cell'. All this until I am at goal. ‘HA! HA!’ I said, knowing how unrealistic that is, but wondering at the same time if it would work!