Christmas and New Year Hangover

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I have a hangover and I don’t mean of the head. I have a belly hangover. A big belly literally ‘hanging over’ all bloated and swollen and swinging about somewhere below my waist.

I went to a weigh in on Tuesday-my usual one is a Friday and I didn’t want to wait until next Friday and go 3 weeks without being weighed as the result would have been horrendous. I put on 3.5lb. In 10 days. That 3.5lb went on so easily in 10 days but it will take longer than 10 days to get rid of it. Plus that was Tuesday and things are worse now!
I went out for the meal for my nieces birthday on Tuesday night and had cheese and onion pie. They had made it using filo pastry so it wasn’t as bad as a big shortcut pastry crust.
Wednesday started so well. Dropped my daughter at nursery then walked to the gym in my new comfy pink hoodie that Father Christmas brought-my old gym fleece I have had for about 15 years because who cares what you look like in the gym?? I don’t understand why people pitch up with a full face of make up and immaculate hair swishing around. I bumped into an accountant a few weeks ago that I had delivered a training course to, I was in my gym gear and he took a few seconds to realise who I was!
Anyway back to the gym. I got there all ready to go and it wasn’t bloody open!! So back home I went. I was working from home so decided to go at lunch but by lunchtime it was the last thing I wanted to do. I had to have a serious motivation chat with myself to even get me through the door.
I was disappointed when I got there though because all the weight machines I use were being used by the ‘posers’ you know the ones who strut around with a ‘look how big my muscles are’ attitude and I find them really intimidating. I feel like they are looking at me and saying why she she lifting weights the big fatty. I managed to get some stuff done which is better than nothing. Before you say well why didn’t you just go on the treadmill I will confess that it is yet another gym mystery to me. What is the point of running and getting nowhere? If you want a run why not do it outside and get some fresh air and vitamin D at the same time instead of watching Good Morning Britain or a rerun of Coronation Street?
After the gym I returned home and as my husband is off this week he had made me a lovely tuna salad. My last nutritious meal was Christmas Day so my body was in serious need of it. I blew it though on Wednesday night-remember all that cheese I still have….
New Years Eve I found a box of Family Circle biscuits that we had bought in the ‘Christmas Shop’. Now I don’t usually buy biscuits because I’m not really bothered about eating them. That did not however stop me eating 2 custard creams (dipped in a cup of tea of course), 2 chocolate fingers, a choc chip cookie and a biscuit I didn’t even like!
My daughter is at my mother in laws for a couple of nights so we went to the cinema to watch the new Star Wars film-which by the way is brilliant and way better than the last 3 films that were churned out.
The husband and I did get a small pix ‘n’ mix to share (white chocolate mice, chocolate nuts and raisins and fizzy cola bottles that make you pull a funny face the minute they go in your mouth 🙂 ) then headed home where we had a Chinese. I was asleep when the clock struck midnight and have woken up with belly ache again due to a crap day of eating. I’m out for a meal tonight but then that is it!
The blackboard is coming back out today and I’m going to plan meals and exercise from tomorrow onwards. It’s now only 8 weeks until my 40th birthday party so that’s 8 weeks to work on the hangover! Here’s to a healthier 2016. Happy New Year!


One thought on “Christmas and New Year Hangover

  1. I was also really happy with the new Star Wars! And am dreading having to go back to weighing myself on Wednesday… But, I know the weight can come off again, and I have had a nice Christmas break. About the treadmill: I don’t use a treadmill but some sort of step machine/cross trainer, and the reason I do that rather than go for a run is because it’s so much easier on my knees. I went for a run outside one time during the summer, and even after just 15 minutes my knees were shot. I think a treadmill is easier on your joints than running outside as well – and of course you can do it in all kinds of weather.


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