The Secret is Out

So it turns out if you stop running and just about every other form of exercise, yet continue to eat junkity-junk-junk food and sugary sweet-to-eat-treats, for a month or more several things will inevitably happen:

1. Your face will become unpleasantly puffy (as well as other parts of you, but it's hard to camouflage the face).

2. Your hair will be dull and lifeless.

3. Your clothes become more than uncomfortable, some will even cease to fit.

4. Not only will you have boobs in the front, you will also have them on your back.

5. You will delete more pictures of yourself than you used to.

6. Your already shaky self-image/self-esteem issues will become even more fragile.

7. You will be moody and irritable (which seems to be part of the vicious cycle of emotional eating).

8. The only loose part of your jeans will be the lower legs.

9. You are convinced your running shoes are mocking you.

10. You are so mad at yourself for doing this to yourself you decide to finally get over yourself.

You get the idea. It's not pretty.

But I went for a run this morning. Although I'd call it more wogging (that's Crystal's term for somewhere between walking and jogging, love that). At least that's a start in the right direction.

(I'll be posting the rest of our fertility journey this week. And more running posts, Scouts' honor--even though I was only a Brownie, I still mean it. I absolutely HAD to address the truth that was staring back at me in the mirror first.)


  1. I feel your pain. You posted exacly what I have been thinking. You know what they say about great minds! I missed you yesterday. We need to do lunch. Love u!

  2. #4 - burst out laughing when I read that. True for me too. Spanx is calling. I ate terribly bad yesterday and finished off homemade peanut butter cookies all by myself. Oh the morning after guilt. But today is a new day. I'll be good along with you, I promise.

  3. Good for you! I go "wogging" all the time... that's my new favorite word!

  4. I am laughing out loud! thanks :)

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  6. Sad but true! I think we all can relate. Now that I turned 40, all the articles that start off with "in your 40s..." seem to jump out at me. Belly flab is something that happens in your 40s too. Joy. That must be my issue, my age. It can't possibly be the sugary snacks ;)

  7. This is sooo how I feel right now!
    I had finally had enough and I WALKED 2 1/2 miles. Yep, I just couldn't get my running groove on... What is happening to me!!!!

    Hey, but I aleast walked...right?

  8. I am SO with ya on this one, my Texas Sister-friend!

    I was just this morning lamenting how my running bra squeezes out my back-flab over the top. Ew.

    I'm finally at the acceptance stage; as in, "Yep. This is me. I've done it to my own lazy-self. Let's do something about it so I don't have to be the Fat Girl anymore."

    Wanna be my weight loss sponsor? I need a 12-step.

  9. (And yes. I am awake at this hour because I WAS MAKING CINNAMON ROLLS AT 1:30AM!!!!!!!)


  10. and add the frustration of some sort of weird nagging "injury" that won't go away, or let me train like I want to! ugh! so instead, I make cookies!


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