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Friday, April 26, 2013

My Excuses = Laziness


It used to upset me when I would hear that fat people are lazy.  It is a stereotype that doesn’t apply to all overweight people.  It really used to bother me until I realized that in my case it is the absolute truth.

I am morbidly obese because I have plenty of excuses for not eating healthy or exercising.

Reason I don’t cook (healthy meals or otherwise):
It takes too long
I don’t have a plan   
I would need to clean the pans first
I would have to prep vegetables
I would have to stand
I could play on the computer instead
I could watch television instead
I would have to do dishes afterwards

Reasons I don’t exercise:
My back hurts when I stand > five minutes
My shoulders hurt when I walk
I might get muscle cramps
I have to put my tennis shoes on
I could play on the computer instead
I could watch television instead
I am afraid to be in public



These excuses are all pathetic, believe me I know.  Whine much?  Also, they all boil down to one main excuse…I’m L-A-Z-Y  LAZY! This is the same excuse for why my house is not tidy and organized.   Okay, unorganized is an understatement.  A few rooms (my office, a spare bedroom and garage) appear as if I am a downright hoarder.   Hmmm, me thinks the stereotype fits me well.
I have eaten out for the last five nights and I haven’t taken advantage of the sunny weather by walking.  Well, I’m tired of eating garbage and feeling like a slug.  I’m tired of losing a couple of pounds and then watching the scale creep back up.  I’m tired of it all.

I know what the problem is and I know I don’t like it, but how do I fix it?  The solution is simply just doing more.  Making an effort and then another and then another.  But I have to start.   Can I do this?  Of course I can.  Will I do this?  My inner dialogue is the first to answer with ‘I doubt it’.  It’s all talk until I take action. 

If I have disgusted you with my laziness and whining, I apologize.  It’s the last time.  Please stop by again.  Plan or no plan, I am drawing a line in the sand today.  No more laziness.   I will no longer accept it as an excuse.  Today, I will eat better (cooking is mandatory), I will exercise and I will do some cleaning.  That’s it; this is the last post where I only talk about what I am going to do.  From here on out, I will be talking about what I have done or am doing.  Action, action, action!  If I start whining again, please somebody punch me in the face.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog today!

    "I'm tired of losing a couple of pounds and then watching the scale creep back up." Goodness, this is me, for the past year or two. I lose for a little while, then cut loose and gain it all back. I am tired of it too. It has left me doubting myself, and it is hard to fight that, but I will!

    Oh, I saw you are on MyFitnessPal too. I am too! I will try to find you.

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    1. I have let myself down so many times, it is hard not to doubt myself. That being said, enough is enough. Today, I will do more. We can do this.

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  2. I totally hear you. I have been fighting that laziness battle for as long as I can remember. Though I did find out that I am anemic, and now that it is corrected, I feel so much better! I still have my battles with laziness though. You can do it! If you want it, you will get it! :)

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    1. Thank you Debra! Glad you are feeling better.

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  3. I can totally relate! Sometimes I trick myself into being active/lazy, it goes like this: There is a tv show I really want to watch, well I can watch it ONLY if I am walking or jogging on my treadmill while I do it. Or if there is something I want to do on the computer, I can do it ONLY if I walk my dogs first. Something like that, then I can be lazy and active :) I also notice when I take time on Saturday or Sunday and plan meals and groceries that whole cooking thing works out better, I don't force meals on days, just foods I COULD cook depending on what we feel like that day.

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    1. Robyn, I like your ideas for being active. I also need to spend time planning and preparing meals on the weekend. It would be such a help for the work days when I just don't feel like spending much time in the kitchen.

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  4. Hey, it's your blog, so whine away! The best part is that you don't have to do a complete 180 overnight. Pick a project. For me right now? It's my downstairs desk - its awful. It becomes my catch all.

    It might take 5 hours to sort/clean through it. But my plan? Starting this weekend, I am going to set my timer for 30 minutes every day until my project is done.

    I will eventually get to my goal, but I know when the time rings, I can move onto other things. Like watching American Idol with a glass of wine! :D

    Thanks for your comments about be being toned - from that angle you can't see my stomach which is where all my fat likes to land - but I appreciate it!!! Hugs and happy weekend!

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    1. Great idea Biz! I will do the same and start using an actual timer. I will clean my office in installments, day by day. I can do that!

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  5. Your blog is your castle, and you get to be the princess :D So whine all you want! What better place to do it??

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    1. Thanks MaryBe. I'm sure I will still complain from time to time, but I want to get off my big butt and start doing something to lose it rather than whine about it. Seriously, I can whine a lot.

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  6. I think all of us makes excuses for things that we have a hard time with. I probably have been somewhat lazy lately too. I tell myself I have been too busy for exercise but I could work some in. I just am tired and don't make myself get up and do it. Lets keep encouraging each other. I am going to get off my butt and exercise.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Betty, we can cheer each other on.

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  7. You know, I really related to your "my back hurts when I stand." I remember when I started cooking/prepping food more. My back would hurt and I would resent it. Fortunately my kitchen was small. I would lean against the cupboards and just keep working. Just keep taking little steps forward.

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  8. Take one step at a time, one step a day. Change little things and stick to it. Once you have created a habit, pick up another thing.

    I love to cook but I can be lazy at it sometimes too after a long day at work. I usually love to exercise but again sometimes I'm too lazy for it too. I hate cleaning but I have to do it.

    You can do this, I'm sure!

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  9. Hi Roly,

    I'm starting to read your blog from the beginning but I felt compelled to stop here and leave a comment. I know all about the lazy feeling you described. When I started this "journey" at 223 pounds, I had to take breaks while cooking. I had my computer on with Facebook or another site up and when I needed a rest, would come to it and sit down for a couple of minutes. It really helped relieve the pain in my lower back. Eventually, I did not need the break.
    The amount of dirty dishes angered me after a meal too. I hated "wasting" that time cleaning up but it feels good to be upright and move after dinner.

    Don't worry about your appearance when out walking. Most people will cast a glance your way and think, "She's out here moving--go girl!" You'll get stronger and stronger with your walks.

    The hoarding/cleaning thing...ugh. I'm trying to sort out years of neglect. It feels good to organize a drawer or closet.

    Okay--I'm headed back to read more. Talk to you soon in another comment!

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