Sunday 25 May 2008

More 'Wilma' Beads

More 'Wilmas'. That's it for these - I've spent most of the weekend in the shed making these so yeah, I'm a bit bored of them now! Got to get back to my stringer . . . . .

I'm still bashing on with the losing weight thing. I got myself a workout DVD and I did it for the first time on Thursday and flippin' heck, I honestly thought I was going to have to call an ambulance for myself! It was a ten minute warm-up, a ten minute combat routine and a ten minute pilates cool-down. I did all that fine and staggered upstairs to have a shower but after that I went all funny. I got the shakes, I felt sick and I thought I was going to faint. I had that swimming-pool noise in my ears and black blobs floating in front of my eyes. I even had to crawl, like some kind of freak, from the bathroom to my bedroom because I was worried that I'd faint and fall down the stairs if I walked across the landing! It took me about two pints of water and half an hour's rest to get back to normal. I did the workout again yesterday and I made sure I had enough to eat beforehand so I wouldn't go all weak and feeble again. That worked but last night and today I can hardly walk! My thighs are absolutely killing me and I've pulled muscles I didn't even know existed.

I still can't quite believe that I'm doing all this. I always said I'd never diet. I always said I'd never consume 'diet' and 'fat free' food. And I always thought workout DVDs were sad. Yet here I am going against my word. I've bought things I thought I'd never own, too. Besides the DVD and the Weight Watchers yoghurts (which are rank, by the way) I've purchased jogging bottoms, a yoga mat, and a skipping rope. What's that all about?! I'm counting calories too. I'm driving myself nuts and it's almost as if there's nothing I can do about it.

I'm sure it's got something to do with being thirty. When I was in my twenties I always thought that women in their thirties that counted calories and did dieting were sad and people that didn't have puddings because they were 'watching their weight' irritated me. Now I'm like that! And I'd always ignore those 'Get That Bikini Body' and 'Get In Shape For Summer' articles in magazines. Now I read them and take them totally seriously.

A couple of friends have asked me why I want to lose weight. My answer is that I just do. I want to lose weight for me because I feel like a fat flump. I know I'm not a mega-huge-whale-pig but I feel like one.

Ah well. Enough of my dieting waffle. I'm off for an 'Options' low calorie hot chocolate - it's the closest I get to actual real chocolate at the moment!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who HATES diet yogurt, disgusting ain't they, mind you I hate sloppy food.

    You looked very trim in your Flame Off vid.

    The beads are wonderful, I'm just sad that I have NO pennies left of my bead budget :(

    Youngest has broken his arm so back in plaster only 9 months after the last fracture!!!!!


  2. Good for you! Thirty is the age that you do that sort of thing....then you pass 45 and suddenly life's too short to miss out on pudding!

  3. Aaaah, the skipping rope. I've got that to thank for my dodgy knees now. I damaged them so much, I could hardly walk upstairs. So please make sure you warm up properly and jump on a spranf floor. Outside on the patio is a no-no (like I did). What worked for me was Pilates. It won't help you lose weight but it will tone you up and totally relax your mind (I didn't believe it either till I tried it). I did mine from a book (pretty hard reading and pulling in your core muscles, I can tell you!)but I've moved on to videos now. This year I wasn't able to excercise at all and I'm paying the price now.....and don't forget...dark chocolate is VERY good for you (especially the Hotel Chocolat kind!!!)

    FAB beads by the way!

  4. Lovely beads last night Laura I was so in love with those strawberries!!!

    Ooooooh well done with the exercise and diet!!! I actually sounds like you're enjoying it!!!

    J xxx

  5. Keep up with the dieting and exersise, believe me when you get to your mid forties whatever you do it just doesn't shift that easily. If you have the insentive keep it up thats all I can say.
    Lovely beads especially the strawberries.

  6. Hi Laura, just a word from the 50 year old wise. Enjoy yourself now and don't beat yourself up. Just relax about yourself and don't stress. That is not to say don't diet but now I look back and say, "Wow when I was such and such old I thought I was too heavy. But I actually looked pretty good. I wish I knew then what I know now." On weight watchers now since that revelation and doing great!

  7. Thank you for all the comments and advice.

    Mandie - sorry to hear about your son's arm. I hope you're feeling better too.

    Caroline - yeah, I think it's definitely a thirty thing!

    Mary - thanks for the skipping advice. I do actually quite like the Pilates. It's kind of relaxing but you know it's doing you good. Bonus!

    Janine - Hmmmm, I think it's more 'endure' than 'enjoy'! Glad you liked the strawberries.

    Pam - thanks for the encouraging words and the bead compliments.

    Candice - great advice. Thanks so much!

    Laura xxx


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