Saturday, December 23, 2006

Weighty Issue

Last night we held the second annual Cuzmas at the Conder house. The short of Cuzmas is that the bro's and I were daytime babysat by mumsy's sister (who brought her two kids along) for a lot of our youth and mumsy's other sister brought her two kids along too - so the eight of us were fairly close when we were younger. Last year we thought it might be nice to get the gang together so they all came around and we drank and played Xbox and air hockey.

Cuzmas las night was a bit smaller, with only one of four cuz's attending - the other three being out of state (albeit two of them are only 15 minutes out past Gunghalin) - and he arrived four hours after the bro's turned up. It was aight - we drank a lil, played some poker, ate some pizza and tried out cuz's Wii (from his work - was good fun!).

But that's not what I wanted to write about.

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Middle bro was a lil chubby when he was younger, but over the years has built up a bit - he's an ex rugby player, so he definately doesn't have the same shape as cuz. Middle bro joined the gym a few weeks ago and we did a session together - at the end of it he jumped on the scales and saw a number that I think is roughly 10kg than the highest he's been before - the tone in his voice indicated that he was a lil suprised and a lil dissapointed. He went off the next week to get his gym program - I wasn't able to make it that night, but saw him pop up on MSN and asked him about his program, he replied he didn't get one. Turns out his blood pressure was too high, so they wouldn't give him a program - he needed to see a doctor first. He took his blood pressure himself for a week and I'm gonna book him to see the doc nex week when I go in for my 2nd Gardasil.

My weight has been up and down pretty much since I turned 18 and discovered alchohol and my metabolism caught up with me. Three years ago at this time I was 70 something kg. Two years ago at this time I was 68 kg. Last year at this time I was low 70 something. This time this year (funnily enough) I'm 1kg for every centimetre tall I am over 1 metre. Today Dadsy commented that I must've been eating too many vegan patties - only one other time have either of my parents commented that I've been overweight - they bought me a singlet and pointed out that it was XL and that I was going to look like a big orange pumpkin.

Middle bro has really taken it in his stride - rather than give up or sulk about it he's taken Max for a walk for the last three days (the poor lil fella is absolutely stuffed!) and has asked if I've booked the Dr appt yet. I want 2007 to be the year that he gets himself to a healthy level of fitness and gets the self confidence to get the happiness he deserves.

I have a bridesmaids dress to fit into at the end of March and I have to start ensuring I'm eating correctly - eating vegan isn't good enough if I'm living on carbs and sat fat. I want 2007 to be the year I develop healthy habits that will keep me at a comfortable and sensible weight.

10 comments:

M said...

xmas is just the WORST time of year for facing all those weighty issues. So much good food!

Adam said...

I thought your size and weight was pretty good for height, were you hiding some kgs from the rest of us? WERE YOU?

It is interesting that vegan isn't enough to maintain a healthy diet, good luck in 2007 - I'm sure having a bridesmaid dressing goal will motivate you through. You can do it put your back into it.

Enny said...

m - it is, isn't it! Ever the procrastinator, I will instead sulk my way thru the end of 06 ;o)

adam - they were in my bag - I TOLD you it was roomy! There'll be a whole lot of back into it, believe you me.

Jennifer said...

D'Jen said...

Like Adam said, I think you were in wonderful proportion, but I know it's all about how you feel yourself, so I won't try and tell you one way or the other.

Maybe Cuz is in a bit of denial, and choosing not to realise quite how bad things have gotten, hopefully Middle bro will inspire him. It's one thing to carry a bit of extra chub, but being like dangerously large can be scary.

Playing a Wii involves lots of moving, perhaps you should get one for his benefit :P

Enny said...

d'jen - that's the main thing - how I feel in my skin. Cuz is taking the Wii home for Christmas and Middle Bro mentioned he would like one - they're pretty freakin awesome! =o)

Boysenberry said...

Sounds like a great Cuzmas was had :) and it's off to the gym today... you're not the only one hiding some kgs. Okay, mine are a bit more overt than covert :)

Enny said...

mr b'b'rry - damn you with your enthusiasm ;o) I've heard your gym is tracking well - I do hope that I get some quick results for motivaton too! (PS - covert?! heh heh)

Anonymous said...

when i was vegan i gained heaps of weight - i think it was because i was protein deficient, and vitamin deficient, and was always hungry because my body was begging to be nourished. I snacked on bread and chips and carbs a lot.

i'm back to eating meat with a vengeance, but I'm not suggesting that's the answer for you. I understand the ethical dilemmas, they are just not as important to me anymore as my health and the fact that I can think straight for the first time in 15 years, that said, maybe a sympathetic nutritionist might be able to formulate a vegan-friendly diet for you that will ensure you are getting the range of nutrients that you need.

Enny said...

anon - hullo! I do snack a lot, but I don't believe it to be any more than I did pre-vegan - I've ALWAYS been a carb snacker! I do recognise the need to be more sensible with my eating and figure that new years is a good time to do it - I got quite a few cookbooks fo Christmas! I do also think that there may be times in the future where I may need to consult with a vegan friendly nutritionist.

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