Friday, 9 April 2010

A Battle of Will

As you might have noticed, I am having a sulk. Why? Well last week I was rather more stupid than usual and I bought some precision bathroom scales. I have been in a foul mood ever since. I am not suggesting that I am overweight [I am NOT... in the same way that I am NOT ginger!!!!!!!]... just perhaps slightly heavier than I thought I was. Losing a couple of pounds would make my jeans less snug. Anyhow, I have cut down on my food intake and have turned my nose up at all the muffins and crumpets that have been on offer. A friend has now informed me that cutting too many calories can make the body think that it is starving and therefore the metabolism will slow down. I think the body should leave the thinking to the brain. And if the body is so fiendishly clever, how come the metabolism doesn't rapidly speed up when all extra muffin calories are consumed to compensate? That's what I'd like to know...



I will try to stop sulking by Monday, when hopefully I will be back to my usual lithesome, slinky self.

40 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

You make a good point here, Scarlet. I wonder the same thing. Darn metabolism. And I hate the scale.

Dave said...

Too boney's no fun you know.

Glad you're still alive, anyway. Been missing you in blogworld.

ziGGi said...

it's a bugger that isn't it, and the less you eat the more the body turns it into fat in case you stop all together and need it.

Best get a bike Scarletti, I'm recommending it to all my fat friends, ask Dave.

Only choking, you look skinny enough from over here
:)

Scarlet Blue said...

Hello! I will be back properly by Monday... meanwhile I'm flipping starving and need my tea...
Sx

MJ said...

I should talk this whole thing over with William the Duck if I were you.

He'll know what to do.

Chairman Bill said...

One too many muffin-tops?c

Whirlochre said...

My bathroom scales won't have anything to do with me.

Makes me feel like a leper — which is all the more annoying as I'd weigh less if I had fewer appendages.

Kerrie said...

I hate scales. Rest assured they are lying little buggers those scales.
Metabolism is also a nasty little blighter that just likes having a laugh at our expense.
P.S I am getting slightly tubby and slightly Ginger. Should I be worried?

xl said...

Will you be non-ginger by Monday as well?

fairyhedgehog said...

I was being good, oh so very good, so that I could fit back into my trousers. And then we had two family birthdays and Easter.

I can't bear to go back to being good again.

Lulu LaBonne said...

xl is a cheeky bugger isn't he? (tee hee)

Eryl Shields said...

There is nothing worse than unwittingly presenting one's self with a truth one has hitherto convincingly denied. I have also fallen foul of the precision scales myself, it took me some years to get over it.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Och hen, you're no fat at all doll, apart fae your arse of course.

Let's just say that there is more of you to love... especially the love handles.

Autolycus said...

Do you really look so like Rita Hayworth?

PS. WV = flatint. There's a joke in there somewhere. Possibly.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've got the blue blues. Especially for this reason. Believe me, if you know what to do with them, carrying a few extra pounds doesn't make a damn bit of difference. Not to get too personal, but I'm just saying.

dinahmow said...

Ziggi's right - it's a bugger. And I don't even have bathroom scales (too scared!)And then I have the added problem of bloody gravity!
At least I have good blog reads ;-)

mapstew said...

Fat? Me arse!

Have a goo weekend! :¬)

xxx

nick said...

I've never had any problem with weight, I've always been thin and if I over-eat even slightly I start feeling queasy. This doesn't endear me to women friends of a slightly fleshy persuasion who no doubt secretly wish I would develop a chocolate and cake fixation and balloon to 20 stone.

mago said...

What is a bolism?

Scarlet Blue said...

Techybabe
You make a good point here, Scarlet. I wonder the same thing. Darn metabolism. And I hate the scale.

I am beginning to hate the scales too. The big blue numbers seem to be mocking my efforts. I'm pleased I didn't buy the ones that talk.

Dave
Too boney's no fun you know.
Glad you're still alive, anyway. Been missing you in blogworld.


I can assure you that I'm more bonnie than boney at the moment. I have a fine pair of love handles.

ZiGGi
Best get a bike Scarletti, I'm recommending it to all my fat friends, ask Dave.

Ah... now this is the nub of the matter - lack of exersise. I blame the winter for making me puffy, so to cheer myself up I have bought Wii-fit Plus! I will report back on my progress... there may be further sulking!

MJ
I should talk this whole thing over with William the Duck if I were you.
He'll know what to do.


He has informed me that rubbing Willy down with a soft damp cloth will be all the exersise that I need....?

Mr Chairman
One too many muffin-tops?

*Sobs inconsolably*

Mr Whirly
I'd weigh less if I had fewer appendages.

I think you might be boasting!!

Kerrie
P.S I am getting slightly tubby and slightly Ginger. Should I be worried?

Hang on! If you taught me to dance then we could pair up and become a double act... we could go on Britain's Got Talent!!
Everything can be turned to our advantage.

Mr XL
Will you be non-ginger by Monday as well?

Steady, Mr XL! You are almost crossing the mark!
Please don't ask me if it's a ginger mark...

Fairyhedgehog
I was being good, oh so very good, so that I could fit back into my trousers. And then we had two family birthdays and Easter.
I can't bear to go back to being good again.


I have read that a little indulgence during a diet can kick start the body into losing the last few stubborn pounds, so you maybe onto a winner if you cut back now...?

Lulu
xl is a cheeky bugger isn't he? (tee hee)

Yes he is! If he's not careful he will find himself being tied up and tickled.

Eryl
There is nothing worse than unwittingly presenting one's self with a truth one has hitherto convincingly denied. I have also fallen foul of the precision scales myself, it took me some years to get over it.

I have been in denial for several years now... my oldest jeans have become very snug... but I told myself that it was because I'd grown older and therefore the fat had rearranged itself....??
No, I don't know where this theory came from either...

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Jimmy
Och hen, you're no fat at all doll, apart fae your arse of course.
Let's just say that there is more of you to love... especially the love handles.


You're appreciative of swinging hips, aren't you Mr Jimmy?
And you like something you can grab hold of... I'm right aren't I?

Mr Auty
Do you really look so like Rita Hayworth?

PS. WV = flatint. There's a joke in there somewhere. Possibly.


I think Rita should become my role model... and WV looks like he's on a tease.

Mr Banish
I'm sorry to hear that you've got the blue blues. Especially for this reason. Believe me, if you know what to do with them, carrying a few extra pounds doesn't make a damn bit of difference. Not to get too personal, but I'm just saying.

You are right of course. My old scales were fab. If I stood on them and rocked from side to side, I could lose 4lbs in an instant. AND I WAS HAPPY!

Dinah
Ziggi's right - it's a bugger. And I don't even have bathroom scales (too scared!)And then I have the added problem of bloody gravity!
At least I have good blog reads ;-)


I keep telling myself it doesn't matter... and it really doesn't. And anyway, if I don't lose these few pounds in the next months then I'm going to cheer myself up by going on a very expensive shopping trip!!

Mr Maps
Fat? Me arse!
Have a goo weekend! :¬)
xxx


....I have something for Mr Jimmy to grab hold of now!
Have a fab weekend too.

Nick
've never had any problem with weight, I've always been thin and if I over-eat even slightly I start feeling queasy. This doesn't endear me to women friends of a slightly fleshy persuasion who no doubt secretly wish I would develop a chocolate and cake fixation and balloon to 20 stone.

I just wish I could eat chocolate and cake and lose weight... it's not going to happen...

Mr Mags
What is a bolism?

This is a good question as it appears to be tagged to the end of quite a few words yet I can't find an individual definition for 'bolism'. I will keep looking.

Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

You're so encouraging. Maybe I ought to try...

Having too tight trousers just isn't comfortable!

Pat said...

Silly girl! Only get weighed in your nothings- those heels will weigh a ton.
I feel your pain - momentarily I was below 9 stone last week.

Scarlet Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: ...and if all else fails... do what I'm going to do. If in a months time those trousers still don't fit then throw them out and treat yourself to a nicer more flattering pair! It's a win/win situation.
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Pat: I wish! I'd even take my glasses off if I could!
I was momentarily a pound away from my goal... and then it started creeping back on again. I think it's lack of proper exersise.
Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

Now there's a plan!

mago said...

Ana-, Kata-, Meta-, even Sym-: All are "bolisms". All Greek prefixes.

xl said...

And there is bowlism!

eroswings said...

You're going to be fine, Scarlet. Don't stress too much. You're okay.

Don't worry about the body storing fat. It only does that if you starve yourself. So stick with your reduced calories plan by eating less sugary stuff (candy and soda) and drinking more water. You'll make your goal!

Kevin Musgrove said...

You have also bought a precision bathroom, haven't you? It like High Definition TV, it doesn't work properly if you only have half the equipment.

Oh dear: WV says "orunders." The dirty sod.

Mark Sanderson said...

I suggest going for a run wearing a bin liner under yout shirt. It's hellish at first, but the weight flies off.

Kevin Musgrove said...

You could go for a run with a bin man under your shirt. I'm sure that would burn off the calories.

Scarlet Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: ;o)

Mr Mags: Is 'bolism' Greek as well?

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr XL: Ick!!!
He's in training though, isn't he?

Mr Swings: I have cut out the fatty and sugary stuff. I have increased exersise... but it doesn't seem to be shifting :0(
BUT, I am having fun as I have bought a Wii Fit.... it has told me that I am an ideal weight and that my BMI is slightly below the best it could be :o), but it also keeps telling me that I'm an unbalanced couch potato... and I still can't fit into those old jeans comfortably :o(

Kev: This could be the excuse I'm looking for!

Mr Marks: I think Kev has answered your comment!!
But I suggest that Lee Fielder gets under my shirt...?
Does he also do massage?

Kev: An excellent suggestion!

Sx

Macy said...

Useful diet tips
1. Gin has a quarter of the calories of wine.
2 Walking in high heels uses up more calories than walking in flats.
3. Enough gin and walking allows you to sleep through meals.

Glad to help

Happy Frog and I said...

I have found ignoring the precision bathroom scales in my bathroom and treating them as the elephant in the room that they are has made me a much happier gal. It has also meant buying a new wardrobe but at least that's fun!

mago said...

I think so, but I find it difficult to identify the radix. There is no Greek word "bolon", or at least I can not find it in my dictionnary. And others simply do not fit in. But there is an Archiv für Wortgeschichte somewhere in the library.

No sugar, no fat, movement. That has to work. That's how it is done. In a few days ...

Scarlet Blue said...

Macy: I'm lucky, I really don't like wine! And this sounds like a very good idea to buy more shoes...

Happy Froggy: I know you're right.... but....

Mr Mags: I will leave the problem of 'bolism' in your more than capable hands... and I will get on with my yoga and jogging and muscle stretches... and lettuce leafs.

Sx

BEAST said...

I will send you a recording of the Beast making Piggy snorting noises for you to play whenever your about to raid the fridge.
I like crumpets

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Beastie: Yes... but I think the pic of your fruit bowl has also put me off fruit.
Sx