Wednesday, 1 July 2009

jiggly arm fat.

Look at the steep mo'fo! You can't see it too much but its a frickin' steep bank. I am standing at the bottom. It's almost vertical. Oh yeah I climbed it. Killed my legs but I climbed it. Been walking everyday in very last minute preparation for my 5k charity walk on Sunday. Should have started earlier but I haven't so I'm making the best of that now! I wasn't sure I actually enjoyed the walking but I have been taking the dog and it's turned out to be quite nice. They leave me tired and sweaty but also happy that actually I am not just mooching on the couch doing nothing.

However it looked quite miserable weather wise so I walked with my hoody on. But it was far too hot and had to tie it round my waist which a) divided my stomach in two hideous lumps and b) i had a vest top on underneath so it reavealed every part of my fat arms. This was fine for walking in the woods but since I was doing a loop I had to walk back down the busy main street. I wanted to put my hoody back on but I just couldn't, would have passed out with the heat. So I spent the last half walking super fast thinking everyone was looking at my fat upper arms jiggle. There wasn't that many people about but I just felt super uncomfy. I hate my bingo wings. They suck.


Miz said...

Not to be too suzie sunshine (as I know that can make even me GAG) but you did it.

next time? maybe? focus on how fantastic your body is for what it can do for you.
That it CAN walk in such cr*ppy weather and make it through and keep you GOING SUPER FAST.

with a mantra of:



F. McButter Pants said...

You are the only one that notices your arms, my dear. I figure people have their own gigantic problem. The "Dumbo" ears on my arms (seriously, if they could flap I could fly) are the least of their concerns.

I am with joyous that you were able to climb the mo'fo hill. It was steep...way to go!

anne h said...

Bingo arms...I have never heard it called your words. Good job on the climb!

big_mummy said...

agreed that nobody really notices- just your paranoia, but in a way its good and will drive you forward too. one day you wont care! hurray

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

That's crazy. I had an uncle that we used to call "Bingo Arms." No wait... we called him "Uncle Earl." My bad.

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Damn yo! Nice work! And hey, late training is better than no training at all!

And totally agree with Miz and F McButter Pants. More positive self-talk, less negative self-talk :)

You kicked that mofo hill's ass! Get on wit'yo bad self!

jo said...

Wow, that hill would have had me running, er, fast-walking in the other direction!

Agree with everyone else, people are into themselves and don't get out a magnifying glass to inspect others.

I look at my wings every morning in the mirror. I hold my arm out straight. Instead of getting upset about them, I like to admire (Yes, I said admire!) the muscles that are forming. The arms are shrinking, too.

Good for you for getting out there!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Of all the things on my body to shrink, the arms have been the most resistant. It kills me! I feel your pain love, but good on ya for keepin on!

Anonymous said...

I've given up hating on my bat wings. I'm embracing them for the time being as a sign of how much I'm losing. Oh, and it's been really fun getting the kids going by walking around the house, waving my arms back and forth, and singing "Bat Wings" to the tune of the Batman Theme song.

Sometimes you just have to laugh instead of cry.

Losing Waist! said...

Yeah. Me... I call them bat wings! I have serious issues with my arms and it is hard to deal with. Especially now that I have shrunk some, the cellulite shows on them, and I have a fit just about every time I see them in the mirror.

It is hard to change your thinking about the body image stuff, and it takes a long time to change it. I am trying hard to work on this... but I feel you!

arielcircleofnine said...

kudos on that steep walk!!!!
My arms are one of my most despised body parts, if not THE most despised. I feel as if I have whole legs of lamb hanging at my sides--and the style of tank tops and cap sleeves these past couple of years does not leave anything to the general publics' imaginations!

TJ said...

damn that is a steep hill...adn because my name is BOOBOO I would more than likely slide back down it adn hurt myself. lol yeah Im clumsy like that!

I dont wear tank tops or anything sleeveless because of my flappie arms. oh well.... lol

antgirl said...

Don't get me started on my wings! You know it's my personal pet peeve. Damn things just don't go away.

However, that being said and me moving into hypocrisy, you'd be surprised as to how few people are thinking any such thing or thinking anything about you.

You'll probably get rid of your wings way faster than me because you're younger. But, I agree with Miz, learn to love what your body can do for you and rejoice that every step takes you a step closer to where you want to be.

Carlos said...

great job on the walking. i know how you feel about exercising with a crowd. i like to think that at least im sweating for a good reason and not just because im fat. own the bingos, i say!

Monica said...

Holy crap, Batman, that hill IS steep! Bravo!

Also, Jillian Michaels "No More Trouble Zones" will take care of your jiggly arms. Yeah, its 40 or so minutes of hell but it gets the job done.

Learning to be Less said...

You are hilarious! I have the same thoughts about my arm fat. In fact, I had a conversation with my trainer about them today.

Hills super suck! Good for your for making it. It looks like a good hill for sledding down in the winter, not walking up in the summer. See you are geting more fit!

Yeah for you. And I am proud you did not put your hoodie back on. Be comfortable, no one is really looking at you. It just feels that way.

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

Nice work!

I hate my arms too sometimes, but to be honest I could care less anymore if anyone looks or thinks of them. Most of the time no one notices or cares honestly. We are all so wrapped up in ourselves that we hardly notice the flaws that we individually obsess over. And I'd rather spend time thinking about things I like instead of using it to hate the body part I can't change.

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh when I saw "mo'fo" I thought I was the only person who said that!

Congrats on completing the 5k!