SoCS gets into shape

Have you ever wondered about the expression:” Getting into shape”?

I assume it usually means to get fit and I also assume it assumes that being fit shows you in a good shape. Now that is a lot of assuming. LOL.

With me, there has never been a “getting into shape” ambition. My ambition was to write and to read lots of books which of course can get you into a certain shape as well depending on how much chocolate is available in the house ;-).Β  But not even that has worked out.

I stubbornly keep my size 14 (UK size that is) roundabout 11 Stone (approximately 66 – 70KG) no matter what. And I do not even own a scale. My credo is: If the trousers get too tight eat less! Looks like that works. I enjoy my daily cookie as well as butter on my toast and full-fat yoghurt. Emphasis on “enjoying”.

My uncle lives in Switzerland and is a chef and he used to be in “proper” chef-size. That changed when he got diabetes but before that he said something to me that stuck in my mind: “You know Beatrice”, he said, “the French eat lots of so-called unhealthy things but they enjoy it and eat slowly and with the family and for some strange reason they don’t get fat”. “Well, if my uncle says so!” I thought and left the whole “getting into shape” thing to the others…. :-).

However, when I read Linda’s prompt for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday that expression came into my mind and I wondered what kind of shapes one could get into: Something sausage-likeΒ maybe like a peg in a square hole? Or triangular for eternity? Or maybe something round to come full circle?

Which leads me back to the beginning: Getting into shape and wondering but I think I leave that to you guys as I am tired and might need some more sssssleeep πŸ˜‰

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    • morgaine620 says:

      Hi Prajakta, so sorry I did not realise your comment was not approved. Just realised that. Ha, I would never sue anyone who loves carbs πŸ™‚ and thanks for your compliment. Take care and have a lovely new week


  1. I married a chef. It is my great fortune that he delights both in feeding me and loving me, even when I’m significantly better padded than when we met – three babies in three years…

    A few years back, I decided to do only those things that brought me joy – or, if I needed to do something that didn’t, to at least find some redeeming value in it that I could hold onto…

    An unintended consequence was that i eat less, because I eat things I enjoy eating. I used to eat things my kids enjoy eating – but we have very different palates, and I think I ended up eating a lot more because I’m very attuned to sensory input, especially taste and texture, and I wasn’t finding satisfaction in the things I was eating.

    A few months ago, I started an experiment. I decided to add a set number of portions of healthier items I really love eating – Greek yogurt, fruit smoothies, salads…it’s working, in that I feel healthier and happier when I ‘meet my quota’…and I’m not depriving myself of anything. =)

    I also love my weekly jaunt to the gym, and my walks, and my play on the Wii Sports games…and i’m gradually building on those things, not from a place of deprivation, but feeding my pleasures, and delighting in them….

    Your uncle sounds like a wise man – and I love your ‘trouser gauge!’
    Simply brilliant! =D

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    • morgaine620 says:

      Hi, Shan thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us. Yes, the enjoyment-factor is highly motivating in doing healthy things but I have not manage to find my enjoyment in moving more πŸ™‚ will get there though. I’ll tell him your compliment when I see him next time πŸ™‚ thanks for that. He really is

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