Hula Girl!

Friday, May 08, 2009

*shakes her grass skirt*

Woohoo! I was Hula Girl of the day today, and it was a great way to cheer up the morning. FanTASTIC, let me tell you.

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I've noticed something amazing: it's actually easier, being on a diet, when I'm in work. Until, of course, lunchtime comes around!

There's not much choice in town, as to what to eat, unless you want to spend 45 minutes of a 60 minute lunchbreak walking to and from Subway down near the mall. And I hate bolting my lunch like that.

So I stick closer to work, and I eat wraps with chicken - I like chicken - and tikka sauce, or cajun sauce with cheese and onions and sweetcorn and.

It's probably not the healthiest of options, you know? I mean, of course I know. It tastes too damned good to be healthy! But at least I'm getting the 10 minute walk - or 25 minute walk if it involves going to the bank, waiting in the queue, walking to the sandwich shop, and walking back to work again - to and back from the shop.

Haha, I just re-read that and thought, "Man. It really does only take me 10 minutes to get there, get my sandwich MADE, and get back to work."

But I also just realised that it also winds me, sometimes, pretty badly. Like I'll be seriously out of breath.

That's to be expected, right? When somebody weighs almost 400lbs, and I'm pretty much carrying around more than 200lbs strapped to my whole body, of COURSE I'm going to get out of breath.

So I'm cool with that. The safer but faster I lose the weight, the further I'll be able to walk in a shorter amount of time. Give me three months and I'll be RUNNING down to Subway.

And then crawling back, dragging my fat arse, gasping for breath, and trying to eat my food while gulping the air.


I'm kidding.


... sort of.

... okay, I'm not kidding. It'll take a lot more than 3 months until I run ANYWHERE. But it's certainly something for me to think about. Taking a longer walk at lunchtime may mean, you know, WALKING FOR LONGER, but it'll also mean a healthier lunch alternative - albeit more expensive - and more time spent away from the office.

All of which are fine by me.
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    I was in much better shape when I worked in the city, because I'd walk blocks and blocks to get a decent lunch. Now that I work in the burbs, I take mine every day, and make sure not to keep any change or ones on me so I don't munch anything from the vending machine.

    Every little bit counts, you'll be faster in no time!
    3482 days ago
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    I've taken to packing my lunch the night before and taking it to work with me. That way I know what my calories are going to be. I haven't gotten to leaving the office yet for lunch but going to a park for a little walk and R&R sounds kinda good.......Keep on moving! That's going to help you whittle down those pounds!

    3483 days ago
    Hey girl. You could always bring your lunch. Is there a park nearby? Maybe you could bring your lunch then walk to the park and eat so your still getting away from work for a break. Keep up the good work though, that extra little walk is totally helping you!
    3483 days ago
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