My clothes -- my jeans especially -- are getting tighter and tighter these days. At first I blamed the dryer. You know how when you pull your clothes out of the dryer and they’re really tight at first but then they loosen up after a while?
Well, mine have stopped loosening up. Even after a couple of days, I’m still walking around feeling like my clothes are fresh out of the dryer. Stuff that was once “form fitting” is now just plain “tight.” Bending at the knees or lifting my arms above my head is no longer an option.
I stopped blaming the dryer and started blaming my foot instead. My foot injury means that I can’t do as much exercise as I used to. No running, no cycling (other than to get to work and back) and no long walks.
While I cut back on my training, I didn’t cut back on my calories. So I’m still eating as if I were training for an Ironman. Which means I’m taking in more calories than I’m burning. Which is why people are starting to mistake me for J-Lo from behind.
So I’ve decided a few lifestyle changes are in order before they start mistaking me for Kirstie Alley:
- Stop eating waffles smothered in nutella and whipped cream for breakfast
- Whilst watching TV, try to eat less chips, popcorn and chocolate.
- Switch to using milk, instead of cream, in tea (and maybe start using only one teaspoon of sugar instead of three)
- Eat more salads and fewer chocolate croissants
- Even though it’s made with with milk, ice cream is not health food
- Stop drinking alcohol. Too much alcohol makes people do stupid things, like ordering poutine at 3 a.m.