Wednesday, May 28, 2008

a propensity toward chubbiness

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I have a propensity toward chubbiness. Unfortunate, but that’s the way it is.

And when I went through my holiday photos last night and saw some pictures of my new look, I realised that it’s time to take some action! Before you go dashing off to keith’s images to take a peek, I should tell you I decided leave them out!
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When I was a kid I was like a stick insect! Well, fewer legs but you know what I mean. But since then I’ve gradually become more and more rotund as the years have passed.
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The other day I was studying my favourite belt – one I’ve had for years and wear almost daily. Well I remember that when my daughter gave it to me it was far too big. Eventually I ‘grew into’ the first hole, and since then the indentations show me that I have progressed to the forth hole. Now if that isn’t telling me something then I don’t know what is!
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And then alarm bells rang when I was sorting through my clothes for the up and coming summer season. All my trousers and shirts seemed to had shrunk, so I had to buy all new ones. I tried wearing one of my favourite shirts when I went out to a restaurant the other day, and when I took a deep breath there was a ping and button shot across the table and became embedded in my friends chicken tikka massala!
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So what am I doing wrong? Okay, I like a beer of two, but not to excess. I enjoy chockie bickies but I don’t normally keep loads at home. I don’t eat breakfast – I never have, in fact I only have one meal a day. I have to confess to a bit of a weakness for ice cream – you may remember a photo I posted from my trip to Mallorca last autumn which featured a giant chocolate extravaganza. And if I buy a pack of six choc ices I do find it difficult to stop eating them until the box is empty. But that’s normal – isn’t it?
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Being a chef doesn’t help I suppose. It is too easy to graze, particularly on spare fries and odd bits of cheese. But that’s called quality control. At least that’s what I call it.
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So this is what I’ve decided to do. Post one picture of me taken last week as an incentive to start a new trimming regime. It won’t be easy – I don’t have much in the way of food to cut out. I suppose a little gentle exercise could help. We’ll see. Then in a few weeks I’ll take another picture and we’ll look at the difference. And I promise I won’t use my photo imaging suite to alter the way I look! (crosses fingers behind him). By the way, if anyone dares to click on the picture to enlarge it I've set up an alarm which rings here and I'll be coming after you!
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By the way, the rest of my vacation photos are here!
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13 comments:

  1. Good luck. I'd say being a chef would do me in post-haste. I usually try to cut back when my clothes start getting tight, because I can't afford new. Although I have found that a mysterious stomach ailment which has a hitherto undiscovered cause is enough to make me cut back CONSIDERABLY on food altogether. I've lost 5 pounds in a month. Might I suggest gallstones or acid reflux as a potential diet aid?

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  2. Um, that deleted comment is mine because I accidentally posted the same comment twice. Sorry about that. I'll be silently stealing away now.

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  3. I think you look like a lovely man. I am in the same bit as yourself...too busy with everything. And not making time for my own exercise. Do you have a bike? I am going to dust mine off.....

    Good luck on your journey!

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  4. Hi Keith! first off you are an attractive man, with only a small weight problem.( the beer belly, as you said.) 2nd may I ask, What in the world are chockie bickies and Where do I buy them?? haha
    May I be so bold as to tell you that Instantly from your post, I know what you ARE doing wrong??
    Not ENOUGH food. We need to eat food to burn calories. I am a die hard weight watcher, and have learned good habits from them. (please, look up their site) When we don't eat enough, our bodies go into 'starvation mode' and make more fat!
    It is really an amazing machine! Good luck and EAT something for breakfast! ( instant oatmeal is low cal, fast, and really good for you! I add ground flaxseed and 1/2 a banana and its' delicious!

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  5. LOL - love this post. I happened upon your blog at BlogCatalog and I'm glad I clicked the link :)

    I have a tendency to be chubby too...so everything you said I could relate to...well, my button has never flown off into anyone's dinner, but other than that.

    Good Luck! :)

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  6. Chockie bickies sounds like yummy treats. Are those chocolate biscuits? I love anything chocolate.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Happy WW.

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  7. I clicked to enlarge and I dare you to come after me!

    :D

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  8. Thanks for all your comments and suggestion.

    CHOCKIE BICKIES = CHOCOLATE BISCUITS!

    Strange English name for them!!!

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  9. quality control - now that's a good one! =)

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  10. Oh don't tell me about it. You are not too bad though. Because of my thyroid problem and chocolate
    I have the same problem. I walk as much as I can now. Put my meal on a smaller plate and put a plate with healthy snacks ready in case i want something and walk in a huge circle around chocolate.

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  11. Keith - you look great! Cracking pair of legs on you . . . . xx

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  12. Oh your a hunk a hunk of burning love and you know it. First things first sir your problem is simple you have to start eating a good size breakfast it fuels your day and your brain and keeps you fuller longer so if you eat that you have a fighting chance cause it gets the system working and yes exercise even walking thirty minutes a day will help. Don't worry we all put on some and take it off but if your happy then don't worry about it.

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