Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's Jillian's Fault

She made me do it.

This crazy "Shred" workout video of hers is probably designed to help people lose some inches and fat, but what it really does is trick unsuspecting victims into a form of delayed-torture that produces its debilitating results 12 hours after the "work-out".

Then, the smart victims choose to recover for three days by avoiding all physical activities that might cause the contraction of any bodily muscles shy of the eyeball rotator-thingies (I got a D in anatomy and physiology; can you tell?) and also eating cheesecake. Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. (The muscles in my tonge and jaw were not compromised.) Lots of cheesecake; and a little fast food tossed in for fun.

What the heck was I thinking??? I kind of know. I was ticked because I hurt myself so much by taking orders from the TV personality who must not realize that if she makes one wrong move, we'll all get an eye full of her nether-regions(The above picture actually is fairly reserved compared to some). Really? Who wears their pants that low? We're all quite aware of her abdominal perfection. Perhaps she's just making really darn sure that we all know that she's not hiding a tummy pooch. I mean, where would it be, if she were? Beneath some razor burn? (Sorry; these ultra-low pants obviously bother me). I'm not jealous. Well, of the belly, yes. Of the partial nudity, no.

I was also full of self-pity because of all the really hard work I've done lately with very little movement in numbers on the scale.

So a few days of unabashed eating have me wondering what the heck I'm going to see on the scale this week. I didn't weigh myself this morning, and I'm beginning to wonder if I should skip the daily WIs, and do it only once each week. Do you weigh daily? Why have you chosen to/not to?


  1. I don't weigh daily...or .. i TRY not to weigh daily because I feel like the scale owns me.. and really.. its more about how I fit into my skinny jeans! And how I feel about myself. It is not about the damn number on the scale. But, I still weigh in once a week. It gives me a little piece of mind but I don't let it get to me as much as I used to if I maintain or even gain. Because it is about how I feel in the end. Good luck.

  2. I have to be honest and say I am not a fan of Jillian. I know I'm in the minority here, but her screaming at people just isn't what motivates me. She does look fabulous, but I agree with her pants being too low.

    On the weigh-in question, I am a daily weigher, and even was during my weight loss phase. I used the scale for accountability, and just made sure that I didn't let the daily fluctuations get me down.

    It really is a personal choice. If daily weigh-ins frustrate you, then perhaps less frequent ones would help.

    Take care, and take it easy on yourself!