I’ve been trying to lose weight...well, all my life pretty much. But in the past two or three years I’ve tried really, really hard. I eat far less than what I used to and yet I lose like a quarter pound of fat every three months. Sigh.
My doctor says I need to exercise more. He’s probably right. But my job requires me to sit in front of my PC eight hours a day, then if I write at home I’m sitting in front of my home PC another two to three hours a day. The remaining time I’m doing the Suzy Homemaker routine of cleaning house or cooking.
Apparently I need to get an exercise bike and bolt my laptop onto the handle bars.
The problem is...when I exercise I get hungry. Not for salad (which I had for dinner) or veggies (which I have for lunch). No, I want some sugary, fat or salt laden snack. Something that has Taste, real honest to goodness taste!
Even worse, when I stumble across a road block in my writing, I want to EAT. Mostly, I curb this impulse by doing some short housecleaning task for a few minutes (and won’t that inspire you to get back to work on the mss?) but the hunger is always there.
It makes me envy the heroine in my current wip. She has the perfect metabolism, can eat a whole cake, a box of bon bons, a half gallon of ice cream and wash it all down with a quart of chocolate milk and still lose weight the minute she crosses the room.
I can gain weight apparently by admiring the recipes I receive in my email box from Kraft Kitchens. A brisk mile long walk only stalls the inevitable gain.
But I just discovered that I have an underactive thyroid so maybe there’s an explanation for this lack of weight loss. Maybe there’s hope that I will drop the same ten pounds I’ve already lost (and found again) four times in the past year. Maybe I’ll be able to eat something with TASTE once in awhile.
And, yes, I will continue to try to fit in some exercise (grumble, grumble, grumble). It’s good for the heart and other parts of the body. Besides, walking is a good way to get to the local Dairy Queen...you didn’t just hear me say that, did you? LOL
Maybe I really ought to attach my laptop to the handlebars on my bike? Or do any of you have any suggestions that don't involve exercise or lettuce?