A Gut by Any Other Name...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I have a feeling, by the time I get to my "goal" weight (which is a semi-random number based on what I used to weigh back in the day), I will still have a pooch. A belly. A little chub-chub. Crunches, crazy ab exercises, and a herculean attempt to avoid alcohol notwithstanding. So I have 2 choices. I can either resign myself to it early so that 145 lbs doesn't see me crying in front of my mirror at my slim but imperfect physique, or I can step up my efforts even more so that at least I can say that I did my best. No more strolling on the treadmill while telling myself, "Well, at least you're doing something." No more "Just a bite." I can "just do something" or "just a bite" later, when I have firmly established my body as an correctly functioning organism. Now let's see how long this particular resolve lasts...not to be defeatist, just a little too realistic for my own good.
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    A little pooch is normal--there is an article on Sparks talking about the "six-pack" and how those that have one, actually have an unhealthy BMI. Just do what you can, and remember, in the end, it's your health.
    4371 days ago
    How tall are you, Eliza? I'm 5'6" and my goal weight is 145. I've never weighed 145 and been in terrific shape in my life (I used to just be thin). Anyhow, work hard while the motivation lasts. And hopefully, you'll find some new motivation when this bout is past.
    4372 days ago
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