Friday, October 23, 2020

Covid 19 pounds

 I had such grand plans when Covid began.  Sure I was stressed out about the state of our world, but I had grand plans and I was going to rock out the quarantine!   I was going to lose weight.  I was going to get fit.  I was going to show the world who was boss....and it wasn't Covid!

Original plans for the quarantine

When I was sent from the office to work from home in mid March, I was so excited!  I was going to reclaim time in my life.  I would have time to walk after work!  I would be able to get a good workout in on my lunch.  OH my, I could actually start running, something I have missed so much!  I was going to continue to eat my on the go lunches and make this work!  At that point I had been losing slowly but steadily and I just knew that  the changes were going to be an opportunity to build upon that foundation!  I had this in the bag!!!

I am not even going to go into detail about what happened.  They are excuses!  Some of them valid (like plantars fasciitis) but there were always options to circumnavigate the excuse.  I failed BIG TIME!  I didn't do my lunch time workouts.  I didn't run. (well...I did maybe 5 times total in the first 6 months.)  I allowed snacks and larger than necessary lunches.  I just totally fell apart!

Covid...19 Pounds

To the best of my knowledge, I have not contracted the illness of Covid.  But regardless, I struggled with Covid 19.  The Covid 19 illness chewed me up and spit me out!  What am I talking about?  I am talking about the weight gain!  It started slowly. For the first few weeks I maintained my week and then my weight went up by a pound or two.  I maintained that for a few weeks and then it went up by a pound or two.   Over the last 7 months, I have managed to gain......19 pounds.  Yes, I  really did gain the covid NINETEEN.  

How embarrassing!

Ending the Pandemic Pounds

I do not want this pandemic to go on and on, but I fear that it will.  But regardless of what happens with the pandemic and covid-19, I have to stop the gain.  I have to regain control of my life, my body, my weight.   I do not want this to become worse than it already is.   I have to draw the line in the sand!  Enough is enough!

Starting now.....the calories have GOT to be in the correct level for my body to lose weight.  There are no excuses...I am worth the effort!!!!


Iowabovine said...

That's the attitude! You can do this. I lost 12# during this pandemic (YAY!!) and plan to keep it off. In fact, I would like to lose 5 more and get to 128#, but I've never been able to stay much below 129...we will see... I am contemplating getting a stairclimber or something similar for the winter. Do you have one? I know very little about them and would hate to get one and not use it. I do have a rowing machine that I like and actually use in the winter, so maybe that is enough...?

Anyway, cut those calories and you will see the fat and pounds disapear.

SANRDJ said...

It's crazy how easy it is to gain but how hard it is to lose the weight. The same thing happened to me over Covid... I gained. Way more than I wanted to. We can do this though. Let's shed these unwanted lbs!

MaryFran said...

I have a thing that is sort of like a stair stepper but it’s a bit more lateral movement in the step. I bought it for $5 at a yard sale. It’s just a small little thing (maybe three by three) that sits on the floor. I use it here and there...not regularly...but then I’m not high on the willpower right now!!!

MaryFran said...

We can definitely do it. Covid has had that affect on so many’s nuts!!!

jen said...

Yeah Covid has a lot to answer too!

Just don’t give in, keep persevering and we will win the battle.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I could have written this. I have gained during the pandemic too. The stress hasn’t helped. Covid, violent protests, the fear from the election has my anxiety through the roof. I have had to go into the office too. Ugh. Now there has been a surge of cases and I am so worried I will get it. Our company will NOT pay us if we test positive and have to stay home for 14 days. I am with you on this. No more excuses. It starts now.

Paula C