Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Careful, I'm feeling ranty!
1. Direct quote from my Nana "Oh well, it is easy for you to lose weight, because you are younger. It just falls off you!"
WTF? My response? "No, this is not easy for me! I work my f&^%ing ass off 5 days a week at the gym, I eat heaps of fresh fruit and veggies and don't eat fried food, chocolate or any junk in excess. I have worked f^&*ing hard to get where I am right now!"
Yes, I said the F word to my Nana. Twice. Yeah, she isn't your regular Nana, so she doesn't mind some swearing. But really? Really? This is easy for me, because I am young. Newsflash, it really isn't. I struggle, I get tired, I want to quit, but I keep going because I am commited to wearing a bikini next summer, to loving my wedding photos and to living a long and healthy life. Argh, nothing has made me madder in a very, very long time!
2. What is your secret?
When I see people that I haven't seen in a while, they notice my weight loss. I mean, it is nothing staggering, but it is noticable. And the most common question I get asked is "whats your secret?"
Another newsflash! There is no secret. It is the thing that everyone knows, you just need to eat less and exercise more! There will never be a secret to weight loss, a pill or a magic wand or a fairy godmother. I am happy to tell people what has been working for me but after I say hard work and exercise they usually tune out, so there is no point.
3. Judgy food people
My lunchbox is a source of fancination for my co-workers. They all bring the same thing everyday, and that works for them. I bring something different everyday because I like variety and don't like getting bored. My lunches always include fresh fruit and veg, a treat and a main. The main can be leftovers, dumplings, pita pockets or protein (chicken, beef, tofu on rice). I don't mind people asking what I am eating (hey, I might inspire them to bring something new!) but some of my workmates can be downright rude. When I took tofu, for instance, the repsonses were: "ewww!", "why on earth would you want to eat that?!" and "tastes like rubber!". I offered them a taste so they could see that properly prepared tofu was nice and they all declined. AND kept ragging on about my food! To me, this is the same as a child saying they don't like something they have never tried, and refusing to taste before making a decision.
There, rant over :)