Monday, 20 October 2008

Why Does the Yummy Stuff Always Have the Most Calories?

My mum came to visit last week, all week long. Delightful.

It turns out though sadly enough, that my mum is a really bad influence on me.

As if those hellions at Cadbury weren't making my pursuits to unearth my abs difficult enough with their yummy and delicious produce (the bars intended for my giveaway are sitting less than 2 metres away from me and screaming EAT ME!!!!! as I type), but I will NOT succumb.

Pause for essential brushing of teeth. Cheers Pammy!

Having my mum here is such a rarity that I totally and happily justified to myself that it was more important to spend time in her company than to exercise. I can exercise double the norm when she's gone I told myself. So all week I exercised just once.

I also justified eating all kinds of things I really shouldn't have because it would have been beyond antisocial to hang out with my mum and not consume 4000 calories every day.

I even only trekked to school to collect Thomas twice, terrible, considering that walking is my fallback exercise when I am slacking off. My mum recently had a bladder/bowel prolapse fixed and is still in take it easy mode so I used her recovery to justify driving to school. After all it is a huge novelty to be picked up from school by Nanny. I couldn't have deprived my child of such a novelty. That would just have been cruel.

My failure and regression dawned on me midweek and I figured I could either get my life in order right away or wait until my mum left. The glutton in me speedily decided it would be far more worthwhile to just start anew when she left.

So I even managed to squeeze in a trip to the Krispy Kreme drive through in Manchester (which my friend Becky told me about in response to my KK post) during our evening out for Rob's birthday and followed it up with a scrummy Lamb Bhuna. Perfection.

Mum is gone now (we miss you!!) and reality blows. Our house is still stocked with goodies galore from her visit but I have to turn over a new leaf and start again. I feel both tired and grumpy from lack of exercise coupled with sugar detox.

So here is to the start of the beginning and fingers crossed no more slip ups.

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12 lovely comments:

Kristen said...

I was totally laughing at you saying sugar detox, and then I saw one of your labels was gluttony. You my dear are too too funny!!

I am cracking up over here!!

Glad you were able to have such a great time with your mom, and yes those times are so special. (I don't get to see mine much either)

Here's to a fabulous week of working out and avoiding Cadbury!!

Claire said...

What you have to do is wade through all the goodies first, so that there's nothing left that may be deemed as a tempatation. THEN... you start afresh.

Simply Shannon said...

No looking back Carol! Just take it one step at a time.
You're totally justified in behaving that way with your Mum around...that's what spending time with family is all about! Who wants to live a life you can't enjoy?

Melissa said...

LOL! Do you realize that all these posts about food just make the rest of us hungry too?! Now I want chocolate and donuts!


the rogers blog said...

Any excuse I say!!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

A slip every know and then is OK....and hey Krispy Kreme is always worth the calories :)

jennie w. said...

To answer your question: fat=flavor

EmmaP said...

you have inspired me. i have taken a sabatical from the diet. and have gained back poundage - and not neccessarily where it was hiding before - ugh! so - i am turning over a new leaf!!! well - first i'll have to blog about it.

Krystyn said...

Good luck! You can do it!

And, dang it, I missed free chocolate!! So very sad.

Jen said...

Spending time with mom and having a week of treats seems totally reasonable to me. It's only one week, so there is plenty of time to start over again. Good luck this week!

AMY said...

This is not the Carol I know. It's so strange to have you all concerned about excercise and eating right. :)

Colleen said...

I can relate to not feeling like there is time to exercise. I have the worst time finding time to exercise; I essentially never do it. And when I get busy, the though of exercising is the first thing to go. I don't know how people do it.