I’m baaaaack! And I’m fat!

Wow, it’s been months since I last wrote or visited! Life has been hectic…not in any special way. Just the usual challenges we face like working almost full time, running around after two sports-mad boys, running the household etc, etc. 

In the midst of this, I have managed to put on 10kg (or 22-ish pounds for my American friends). Awesome job. It crept on while I worked hard, keeping everything else ticking along. 

Running around like this, leaves no time/energy/mental head space for diet and exercise. It’s actually the lack of mental head space, more than the other two factors. When flying out the door in the mornings, I grab a few food items from the pantry and/or fridge to eat at my desk. However, these things are never nutritional nor satisfying, so after getting the kids from school and off to that day’s sports activity, I am famished. And probably a little dehydrated too. Which leads to unhealthy snacking when we get home whilst prepping dinner.

Six months of this routine has resulted in my “fat day jeans” fitting on the snug side. True fact. After a day of wearing them, I have to undo the button when I sit down. Over half of my wardrobe no longer fits.

Tomorrow the third school term begins and I’m looking down the barrel of further weight gain. Unless I do something about it of course…

…Enter accountability. I know myself well enough to know that without accountability I don’t do so well. I’ve shared my current weight with my colleagues, and a friend and now I’m going to share it with you too. Then, my intention is to make the time to check in here and write about my progress. I’m easily discouraged so I hope I can lean on my wonderful readers to provide some support? 

Before I go on to share my current stats, I just want to say, I don’t do ‘diets’. So please don’t be sharing or giving me advice on a soup diet, juice diet or oxygen-only diet! I’m the slow and steady, sensible diet and exercise kinda weight-loss girl. 

I’m 180cm tall (5′ 9″) and weigh 82kg (180 pounds). This is the heaviest I’ve ever been. My initial aim is to lose 5kg or drop a size so I can get into my clothes again. After that, I will reassess my goal and how I feel about myself. 

Im nervous I’m going to drop the ball this term though. As I said, life is hectic and I struggle to make diet and exercise a priority. However I’m excited by the fact that, since I’m starting now, I should be looking fit for the New Zealand summer! 


5 thoughts on “I’m baaaaack! And I’m fat!

  1. thesobergarden says:

    I’m with you! (Except it’s high summer over here in England, so my timing to put the weight on has NOT been clever!) Extra long working hours – and most of it a desk – has done it for me too. I can relate TOTALLY with your post; how exercise and diet don’t feature when life’s hectic – which it is when you work full-time and have a young family. I’m easily discouraged too so, like I said, I’m with you! Love from the Sober Garden x.


    • Water Girl NZ says:

      Yes and a hot summer too, right? My in-laws are British. They arrive here on the 3rd for a couple of weeks and we have just had our first dusting of snow! It’s going to be a shock for them!


  2. suburbanbetty says:

    Isn’t it bitch when the weight just jumps on you? I don’t diet either, I try to avoid sugar, fried foods (not very successfully but I TRY), take it easy with carbs (pasta and bread) and work out a lot. Another thing that has helped me is being HYPER AWARE of what I stuff in my mouth- by which I mean if there is a bowl of candy at work,I don’t just mindlessly grab at it whenever I walk by- those empty calories add up fast. Lifestyle adjustment is the way to go. No worries, I’m sure you carry it well at your height, but still I understand the pants not fitting!! Cannot have that!


    • Water Girl NZ says:

      Hi Betty! Yes, that’s where I’m trying to make adjustments! And decrease my portion sizes. I eat way too much, far more than I need. I’ve also worked out a wee exercise routine for myself…I need to crowbar it in to my day. Easier said than done!

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      • suburbanbetty says:

        I know! It’s so easy to talk myself out of doing it. But the good news is starting up a good habit works the same way as a bad one! Every little bit counts – walking, taking the stairs.

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