The Weighting is the Hardest Part

Sadly enough, I weighed myself today for the first time in a few weeks – and I’m now officially at least 8 pounds heavier than I was this time last year. Most of it has come on in the last month or so – all those late night edits and stress snacks have finally taken their toll.**

That and I’ve basically been a slug – although frustratingly enough I went to use my treadmill last week and discovered it was well and truly broken – turns out the hex bolt that keeps the tread on the track snapped out of the plastic housing that holds it in place. It’s over 8 years old so I’m pretty sure they don’t make parts for it anymore – assuming it’s even really fixable.

So I’m starting to poke around looking for replacements, or even a stationary bike of sorts. The truth is that I really do need to get off my ass – but whatever I do, it’s going to have to be fairly low impact. I also am going to take a look at those Sketcher Shape Up things.I’ll admit I’m a tad skeptical about how well they work. I figure they can’t hurt – plus it turns out my dad and uncle have both been using them. Not for weight loss, but for back issues (and my dad has had two surgeries already so he knows of what he speaks.) Something about the shoe may help with the posture – both of them are swearing that their backs haven’t felt this good in years. Figure it’s worth a shot, anyway. I’ve been holding steady with my herbal supplements, at the moment, but I wouldn’t mind trying something that might help from a mechanical side.

** Someone tweeted last week that you can either be an author or you can avoid complex carbohydrates. I’m beginning to believe that’s actually got some truth to it.

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6 Responses to The Weighting is the Hardest Part

  1. Simon says:

    I've been meaning to get back on the exercise horse myself. And by horse I mean my road bike. 'Cause, y'know, beach season's coming up, and I want to be able to sit comfortably in my air conditioned living room thinking of the beach and showing my six pack abs off to the wife and kids. Yes.

  2. Danica says:

    My mom has some of those Shape-Ups. I talked her into buying a pair because she has hip problems. Since she's been wearing them, she doesn't complain about her hips or knees anymore. Of course, when she wears any other pair of shoes, the pain comes back. You'd think she'd just listen to me and wear them all the time, but nooooo.

  3. mynfel says:

    Well, I bought two pairs. The sneakers and the sandals (for stealth working out…) We'll see if they do anything. Need to break them in a bit, anyway. 🙂

  4. mynfel says:

    And here I thought it was all about the kilt? *rowr*


  5. Dovelily says:

    I've got a love/hate relationship with my scale. Mostly hate right now, lol. I've gained some stress pounds recently myself. 🙁

    Let us know how you like those shoes. I've heard really good things about them. Were they expensive?

  6. mynfel says:

    They're not cheap. About $100 a pair, give or take, depending on where you buy them. They'd better friggin' work, is all I can say.

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