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Blogger Butt Saturday :)

by Caz on January 8, 2011 · 11 comments

Welcome to the first installment of the ongoing chronical of Caz and her amazing blogger butt.  You’ll be delighted as you read about her well meaning but often dismal attempts to lose 5% of her body weight by making healthy choices and moving her butt more.

Week one 

Truth first – always.  It’s been a slow start from me.  But before I get all discouraged let me just say a couple of things. 

  • I have been thinking a lot about this body weight thing and reading lots of other wonderful postings from you all out there in bloggy land.   It’s a big issues for many of us and one that, for me, will take some real lifestyle changes – not  few weeks on a diet. Of this I am sure but about just how to make those changes I’m not so sure.
  • Exercise is important.  Until I had kids I was a regular exerciser – but I needed a lot of variety, or exercises that fitted into my life, to keep away the boredom.  Since the pinks arrived my exercise has been limited pretty much to when the Dear One puts his earmuffs on and drags his grumpy wife out for a walk.  I’ve been too tired and struggled with the best way to organise the kids to allow me the free time to exercise alone.  I think I just put it all in the to hard basket.  So lifestyle change no one is begin to work regular exercise back into my life.  (The kids got a Wii for Christmas with a Wii fit so i have actually been using that – it’s fun and gentle and a good way to start.)
  • The food mouth connection. Oh my goodness I love to eat.  I’ve spent much of this week being aware of my eating and how it makes me feel.  I am a fully fledged comfort eater.  Eating makes me happy, content and satisfied and now I’m thinking about giving that up ….. I can hear my internal two year old banging tantrum style on the floor as I write this.  Over the hard years of sleep deprivation, and having to put myself last while I looked after newborns and toddlers, I’ve come to depend on my foodie friend as ‘my thing’.  It’s gunna take me some time to retrain myself.  I can hear Dr Phil in my head already ‘How’s that working for you?’ ‘You have to replace one habit with another!’.  What I really have to learn is to say  a  big old ‘NO’ to the internal two year old when she say ‘I WANT’ and deal with the tantrums!

So that’s it for Blogger Butt Saturday for me.  I’m going to be trying to work exercise into my lifestyle again and cut down on the comfort eating.   There will be no huge calorie cutting diets here (because they make me fat – probably because the internal two year old just can’t cope) but there will be me saying ‘yes’ to more exercise and ‘no’ putting food in my mouth just to feel good.  Wish me luck and I’ll report back in with the next Saturday.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Naomi January 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

oh my! I so love your thoughts about the food mouth connection – I so have a serious problem and this week has been super hard! I am a total emotional comfort eater and have been trying to replace it with better choices. Soooo HARD. Thanks so much for joining in – look forward to your progress :)

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2 Chris Slattery January 11, 2011 at 12:23 am

Great post — really can relate to the idea of comfort eating vs. mindful eating. Good luck on your journey, we can all do this together!

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3 Leesa January 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Thank you so much for your comment on my new blog. I absolutely love this post – it is honest and really touched me about where I am too at this moment. I will be following with interest : )

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4 The Clip Cafe January 9, 2011 at 12:41 am

Just joined up I hope I go okay! I love food so it will be hard to cut down!!

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5 Farmers Wifey January 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Great post, you are so sensible…..thank you so much for participating..you are inspiring me all the way xx

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6 Caz (The Truth About Mummy) January 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Yay Posie – I love company on my journies :O)

Thanks Lucy. Yes I have read that book and it's really good. Got a lot out of it and might have to find it again … but generally I know this is something I have to do. It's some type of fundamental change I need to make. Sucks – but I'm hoping it will be worth the effort!!

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7 Posie Patchwork January 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Walk with me baby, i'm on a mission. I have 20kg to lose by Easter – when i see my husband again, so pow, i'm on my way, 3kg down in the first week & yes, it's lifestyle, that, for me, at 35 is a life without carbs. It's sensible & it works!! Can't blame children, i was fit & slim after 4 of them, but turning 30 was my nemesis. Happy healthy living babe, love Posie

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8 Lucy January 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey sweets – have you ever read “The Don't Go Hungry Diet” by Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis. From reading your post, you may find it useful…I borrowed it from our library…worth a read. xx

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9 Caz (The Truth About Mummy) January 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Cate, love reading and commenting on your blog and thanks so much for the support

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10 Cate January 8, 2011 at 12:16 pm

btw – I gave one of the comments you left on my blog a shout-out today. But I couldn't find your email address to let you know :-)
xxxCate

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11 Cate January 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Well done!! The Wii Fit sounds like a great way to get moving! (I've never tried one…but everyone else says they're great!)
Check out this post on mindful eating if you want some strategies to help with that comfort eating thing!!
http://dropitandeat.blogspot.com/2010/12/minding-your-eating-managing-your.html

It sounds like you are making a great start! Good luck for next week :-)
xxxCate

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