Attack of the Blahs

Just in case anyone has developed Gap Envy vis-a-vis the last entry, it’s only a tiny wee gap. Like the size of a pound coin. Probably smaller than that. A half-inch peephole at best! So don’t despair anyone. It would only look like a gaping chasm to me 🙂

Today I weighed in at 83.5 kilos for the fourth freaking week in a row. It’s handy and dandy to know I have the skillz to maintain my weight. But alas, this is something that I don’t need to be doing until I shift another bloody 8.5 kilos.

What also sucks is how slight the difference is between Maintaining and Losing. In order to maintain I would have liked to think I could have fit in a 100g bar of Green and Blacks chocolate or a whole block of feta cheese. But nooo, maintaining is one fun size Kit Kat and a home baked jammy biscuit. Where’s the fun in that?

But seriously. This is not a plateau, nor is it me focusing on the scales too much. I just need to take things up a level. I know that overall I am on the right track. I have developed consistent good habits. I have exercised consistently and I’ve not binged. I have written down every single freaking thing I’ve eaten every day this year, something I have not done properly since the heady days of 2001.

But at this stage of proceedings I need to do more.

I am not doing enough cardio, for example. I am barely managing twice a week lately. The pilates and weights are going great, but you gotta move your butt if you want to move the blubber. And these Monday Afternoon Avocado on Toast feasts must stop. I don’t know why I am always so ravenous on Monday afternoons. But it seems an extra two bits of grainy toast and avocado today is the equivalent of a Family Block of Cadburys bender five years ago. I simply don’t need as many calories now. D’oh!

It’s been a pretty blah kind of week, really. I’ve been really blah and I would elaborate on the blahs, yet feel too blah to write about it right now. But I need to let it all out so I will come back tomorrow. Apologies for the blahness of this entry but I just wanted to update since it’s Wednesday and all.

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21 thoughts on “Attack of the Blahs

  1. Your ‘blahness’ is still so interesting and un-blah to read. It is amazing to me how much more you have to move the fitter, lighter, slimmer you become to get the same results. Good job for maintaining – it’s great practice for when you really want it. 😀

  2. How unfair is it that the end is so tantalisingly near, and yet your body won’t shift into gear?

    When I did WW in 2003 I got down to 71. My goal weight is 70. It just didn’t happen.

    The problem at this stage of the game is you either need to eat less or move more, and eating less is not an option.

    I know you don’t follow a WW points-like scheme, but people I know who did that and were having trouble with the weight not-shifting did a thing where they had a super high points day and a super low points day. Of course, when you’re not following such a strict plan you’re probably not eating the same amount of kj every day, but maybe your body is used to the amount you’re sticking in and is holding onto it because you’re still ‘starving’ it? Does that make sense.

    So maybe you need a ‘binge’ day (of good things, of course!) and then a ‘good’ day, while keeping up the exercise of course.

    (as an example, although not a good one! – my best losing week was the one i ate four slices of pizza and then barely anything except vegies for the next few days – that was the 2 kilos that got me down to 71)

    Or, you know, you might find something else that works 🙂

  3. Yep, understand totally about your blah week….I’m in the middle of one of those myself.

    Are you still losing inches even though you’re weight is not moving?

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  4. I shouldn’t say this, since you are trying to give it up, but have you tried vegemite with your avocado on toast? It’s a winning combination. Hope the blahs pass quickly. It’s a kind of blah time at the moment.

  5. Blah time at the moment indeed! Im in the same blahness myself. I was talking about it with A.last night and since today is a special greek day with feasts about meat eating, A. suggested we do a bbq tonight and invite 8 friends over for a small party, to cheer us both up and make us feel more human, not just work force…lol

    And it seems it will start raining in 2 mins and will never stop. I have not seen such heavy skies here in months!!!

    yes…blah indeed!

    on the bright side though, there is still The Gap!!!!

  6. I’m in constant blah mode lately – could relate so much to your post today – I’ll be back for more!

    Good luck:)

  7. I am so blah it’s ridiculous. I don’t even have the energy to think about how I’m going to walk to the toilet let alone plan a “family of five” move to a new house. Why do we feel blah? Blah Blah Blah BlahBlahBaran, Blah Blah Blah BlahBlahBaran… Oh BlahBaran, Oh yes I Am, You’ve got me rocking and a reeling, ……. I have lost the plot.

  8. Hi there! I know this is totally random and doesn’t have anything to do with your blah-ness or so…

    I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and I absolutely LOVE it! Just wanted to let you know… 🙂

    Take care and keep up the good work!

  9. Thanks for updating, in spite of the blahness! (which did not show in the post by the way, except at the very end) I love your Ginger-blog to pieces, too, but have never commented since I’m not really a cooking-blog kind of person and all the othere readers have such wise comments 🙂 Good work anyway, on all frontiers!

  10. Sigh. Must be something going around, because I’m right there with you on the “blahs” this week. At least you got a blog entry out of it — I haven’t even been able to manage that.

  11. Your ‘Blah’ is forgiven, after all you are human and we aren’t exciting and terrific 100% of the time.

    Reading your post – something just occured to me. I had a bit of a light bulb moment (thankyou Oprah).

    When we first start losing weight, we go from our ‘out of control ways’ and shock out system in a massive way with new foods, new exercise and new habits.

    So when we stand still for a while, it makes sense to intoduce ‘new’ to our lives again.

    The fact that you knew exactly what was going on with your body though, makes me respect you more and m0re each day.

    May next week feel wonderful!

  12. Just a suggestion: are you up with your water? I bought a new 1 litre water bottle recently and now know that when I’ve had 3 I’ve had my water for the day.

    Now I’m peeing like a ripper, so obviously wasn’t having that much before. And the weight has shifted from 83.5k to (where I’ve been for 100 years ) to 82.9k.

    I’m another secret admirer of your blogs. Many times youv’e pulled me out of the blahs.

  13. gap envy…. hahaha… yes… i did go to the mirror and look to see if i had a gap. I think i might have had one but i’ve just regained 6 kgs so i think i lost it…… oh well,, back on the loss trail again.

  14. I’m stuck right now too, 5lbs to go to my goal; it really stinks doesn’t it? I do enough cardio, but am having trouble cutting out some of the ‘extra’ food. I do ww, and am using up most, if not all of my points every week. I need a week or two of not using up all of my points to make this work for me, but somehow the last 5lbs are not motivating for me. Just commiserating.

  15. It sucks to see that number stay the same for that long. Dammit!

    Hey, I know a guy who takes care of “problems”. You know, if you pay him enough he makes them go away. Perhaps I can put a hit out on your blubber?! No one would ever have to know…

  16. LOL it’s still a gap and a sign of success. When I was walking this morning with the sun on my back and it shining through my gap (this sounds so wrong), I was thinking of your post 🙂

    I hope the blah feeling goes soon enough and it sounds like you know what you have to do. I’ve been maintaining for long enough too now and finally broke the drought this week so to speak. Doing more cardio will definitely help.

  17. 🙂 thanks you guys. you have no idea. i think i would have gone batty long ago if not for this wee blogging thing.

    it’s late on froidy noight but i will write proper on the weekend 🙂

  18. vegemite and avocado> what the?

    umm – guess what I have just found in a little pizza shop in broken hill? Go figure!

    Green and Blacks choclate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it is 5 bucks a block but after reading about it here I am just dying to taste it? Is it worth it?

    tell me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. i meant to reply to kathryn’s comment earlier, but i have to say i am tempted to try the avocado and vegemite. i love avocado toast, i love vegemite toast… sooooo… maybe 😛

    airlie – i recommened the Green and Blacks Darker Shade of Milk bar. The one with the blue at the top. It is the best milk chocolate i have tasted, just richer and more oomph than normal milk choc. I think it’s worth a one-off splurge!

    BUT then again, you have Australian Cadbury’s there, which is really noice. Over here we only have British Cadbury’s which ain’t half as good. So for me G&Bs is the only alternative… does that make any sense? hehehe…