Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Angelina Jolie - NAH!!

If you don't look like Angelina Jolie, don't beat yourself up. Her and I are the same age, yet I am glad that I look 10 times more healthier and in control than her. According to news reports everybody seemed to be shocked at how gaunt and skeletal she looked at the Academy Awards this past weekend. 
She reportedly says stress makes her lose weight. In that case, give me some that!? I would love to have that kind of stress, but just not as much!  
My stress involves cleaning a home, cooking, laundry and managing things like our household budget, kids homework, kids after school activities and our household shopping. Over and above this I work full time for a bunch of people that won't know Company Policy and Procedure unless it's on a bar menu. Then I still have to find time for me and some time for my husband. Same as you...

Sadly no amount of stress can make me lose weight and keep it off in the long term. The only time I ever lost weight and kept it off the longest, was when I stopped following the diets of doctors and authors. Stopped the workouts of personal trainers and fitness gurus, and stopped believing in every gizmo and gadget that was invented. It was when I made up my own health and fitness lifestyle to suit me. 
Now I am a size 6 and the only one at work that gets to have someone's Birthday cake, because everyone else is following someone else's idea of what they should and should not eat. Such a Shame!?

Sure, I will toast them when they have accomplished their goals, until then... cake anyone????