The best way to gain weight

This week our refrigerator broke. Well, it was 9 days ago to be exact. It was a strange thing to wake up and find the ice cube trays full of water. Hmmm. Something was not right.

The contractor declared it totaled. The warranty company wanted to fix it. I think we’ll have that fridge back in a week or two. In the meantime, we’re discovering the culinary possibilities of nonperishable food items and living out of a Coleman cooler stashed in our garage.

Exhibit A: camping at home.

Our other “nourishment” option is shameful: fast food. Fast not only to order, but surprisingly speedy in clinging to fat storage on various body parts. All this to the chagrin of the jeans I’ve just squeezed into since baby. Grrrr… Any progress I was making dialing scale numbers down ceased the day that old Kenmore breathed its last. Okay, it might have been before, but it’s nice to have a scapegoat. Needless to say, my food pyramid turned upside down the past few days. The result: a growing heap of clothing that doesn’t fit so well.

As it turns out my 15 year old metabolism must have stayed back at my parents’ house when I moved out – cause I think that’s the last time I’ve seen it. Well, I am going to do something about this, besides whine via blog. I could be complacent, I suppose, but it’s not really in the budget to replace half of my wardrobe. Action must be taken. So last Saturday I started a six-week program through work called “Get Fit”. We get points in the form of “miles” for every 15 minutes of exercise we do, plus adding fruits and veggies to our diets. For a girl who’s proud she made it half the day without digging into the Thin Mints, I’m going to need more points options. I’m also going to need two more hours inserted into the day, preferably after work. Not sure who I need to talk to about that. And since the only exercise I can tolerate is running, I’m going to need the weather to give me a break, for lack of a gym membership. Or I guess I could run in place in front of a mirror in my bedroom. Oh boy! This is going to be a long six weeks.

All this to say I welcome the accountability of cyberspace. I’m not trying to lose 50 pounds or anything, and I’m not going to post my weekly weight loss so don’t get any ideas. But feel free to ask about my progress. And now, since it’s way past my bed time, I’m going to sleep, which I hear is a great weight loss tool, if only my baby would recognize that.

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5 thoughts on “The best way to gain weight

  1. You can do it! I don't know how you feel about work out videos, but I often do those in the winter when I don't feel like getting frostbite on a run or driving to the gym. Let me know if you want recommendations!

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  2. Jillian Michaels has become my favorite. "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" is awesome for cardio and "No More Trouble Zones" uses weights. I've heard her 30 Day Shred video is good, and might be a good place to start because I think it has multiple workouts on one video so you'd have some variety. Hope that helps! 🙂

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