Getting fitter or getting fatter?

United Kingdom
April 3, 2020 9:41am CST
As more and more of us are having to stay at home now, the usual routines are out the window. No gym, being able to leave the house is limited, but you can stock up on essentials and non-essentials if you're willing to queue at the supermarket. My question is this: Are you being strict with yourself by managing your diet and fitting in some exercise during the day (bedroom Olympics aside), or are you binge watching the complete Friends box set with popcorn and chocolates as your companion?
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25 responses
@DianneN (236612)
• United States
3 Apr 20
I do my morning exercising at home now, and always seem to weigh the same. I’m also pigging out today!
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• United Kingdom
3 Apr 20
Oh, I am honoured. The lovely Dianne responding to me. You look fit, so pig away.
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@DianneN (236612)
• United States
3 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart Many thanks!
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
@DianneN Au contraire. Thank you!
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@lgm92881719 (1100)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
This is a good one actually I haven't changed my diet at all to be honest the problem is a chocolate cake or a muffin is so better better than a salad and can't help but have a cheeky burger, but am definitely trying to get in the garden more. I hope you are well and I'm so sorry for the lateness in responding
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
So you didn't fancy playing Rock, Paper, Scissors then? That's one of my old ones that won't lead you astray. Yeah, salad is better than a burger but not as tasty. I can't resist a burger van when I am out. I think it's the smell of the onions that gets me. The first bite is the best and after that I lose interest in the burger. I am all the better now you've responded. Enjoy the weather while it's nice.
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• United Kingdom
7 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart I'm more of stone, cardboard and box cutter type of person haha made myself chuckle with that. Oh yes definitely can't beat a good old burger van I'm more of a bacon, mushroom and egg in a stick kind of person but if the burger looks good enough then it's a win win . I will try and respond more just for you and I will try thank you, hope you are well
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• United Kingdom
8 Apr 20
@lgm92881719 Yeah, that was funny. Have you got sun stroke? And you definitely lost me with the bacon, mushroom and egg in a stick. In a stick?
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@Thrilliana (14176)
• Philippines
4 Apr 20
I am eating a lot now, its all i can do, but when i post my picture in fb they said my fave becomes slim. yey. I dont exercise. But i sleep a lot more
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
Oh, hi Ann(e) with the unnecessary 'e' How lovely to see you here. I think I'll put you back on the list. You'll have to explain what your 'fave' is. Is it your booty? I am sure it's perfect.
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@Thrilliana (14176)
• Philippines
6 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart wahahahah sorry its a typo. Its face wahahaH but my booty really is perfect I have been busy doing nothing you now. Glad im back on the list hahaha
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
@Thrilliana Good to hear your booty is perfect. You are definitely staying on the list now.
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@JudyEv (253809)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Apr 20
I'm being strict except for baking a cake the other day and scones yesterday. If anything, I'm a bit more active.
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
Are you mixing by hand? That's good exercise. And if you do the 'I baked a cake' dance at the end then your activity could be through the roof.
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@JudyEv (253809)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart Yes, I'm mixing by hand. I hadn't thought about dancing at the end but that's a good idea.
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
@JudyEv There is a dance called The Cake Walk. Have you tried it?
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• Agra, India
3 Apr 20
Im trying my best to lower my calorie intake
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• United Kingdom
3 Apr 20
I should, but I like eating and the fridge is too handy now.
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• Agra, India
4 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart yes...enjoy...that is the most important thing
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
@amitkokiladitya It is, until all the food runs out.
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@Nevena83 (65412)
• Serbia
10 Jun
I have to admit that I am very lazy and I have to constantly warn myself to train.
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• United Kingdom
10 Jun
Hey! Thanks for posting on my early pandemic musing. This was early on and who knew we would still be caught in the grip. What are you training for?
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@Nevena83 (65412)
• Serbia
11 Jun
@Orson_Kart I try to maintain a slim body and tighten and lift muscles.
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• United Kingdom
12 Jun
@Nevena83 Me too, but I am struggling to keep my racing snake physique.
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@Traceyjayne (1557)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 20
I must admit that I have been doing more 'binge' than 'healthy' as far as eating has been concerned.....my partner has gone back to work now so hopefully as I am at home Monday to Friday without him all snacks and suppers will stop !
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• United Kingdom
29 Apr 20
Hi Tj, Long see no time. Are you furloughed? A new word but widely accepted by many. Yeah, it's hard to resist the urge to snack.
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• United Kingdom
29 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart yes, it's been a long time ...have only just recently come back here ...been busy of late....just got engaged and buying a house....I am on a rota for work .. been off since end of March ...got to go in two days next week.
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• United Kingdom
30 Apr 20
@Traceyjayne Congrats on the engagement. Sounds like you've had a busy time. Stay safe.
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@JeahNika (386)
• Philippines
4 Apr 20
I make sure to do both. Lol.
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
That can only go on so long.
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@JeahNika (386)
• Philippines
5 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart I just started, so we'll see...LOL
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• United Kingdom
5 Apr 20
@JeahNika haha. I check up on you in a month or so then.
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• United States
3 Apr 20
I'm bouncing back and forth. There are days when I do good and other days when I'm a couch potato
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• United Kingdom
3 Apr 20
Me too. Hard to adapt to a new routine.
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• United States
3 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart it's really weird isn't it. I think I eat more from stress than boredom
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
@Marilynda1225 I think I am the other way round.
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• India
11 Jun
Can you believe currently I am doing none..... No diet no binge watch
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• United Kingdom
14 Jun
I've got no reason to disbelieve you!
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• India
17 Jun
@Orson_Kart haha ... true have a nice day
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@FayeHazel (37057)
• United States
5 Jul 20
Good question. I'm somewhere in between the 2 extremes, so as such I will probably be about the same weight
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• United Kingdom
6 Jul 20
I wrote this about 3 years ago. Is it safe to go out yet?
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@FayeHazel (37057)
• United States
7 Jul 20
@Orson_Kart Hate to tell you this Rip van Winkle, but you wrote this only 3 months ago. It only feels like 3 years lol
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@sulynsi (3112)
• Canada
21 Apr 20
With the weather improving, it's encouraging me to get out and walk. I meet with my sisters to do Pilates type exercise- really helps keep me from getting all stiff and sore. I am trying not to bring things like chocolate or other addictive foods in the house! That's just asking for trouble. I'm looking forward to the grass cutting- fabulous exercise that must be done!
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• United Kingdom
22 Apr 20
Why hello stranger :) It's great you can meet up with your sisters. Over here, due to the lockdown, that isn't allowed. I don't have the will power to prevent chocolate coming into the house. Fortunately it's not there for long.
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@sulynsi (3112)
• Canada
22 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart I meet with them by Zoom - I'm further physically from them than the U.K. Lol Gotta love technology! Ah yes! Those dangerous chocolate items! They whisper sweet nothings to lure you close enough to your shopping cart so they can, mysteriously, jump in. When you try to return them to the shelf, they, somehow, wrestle you to a standstill, force you to the cash register! Forget covid! There's already an ongoing war!
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@Moon24 (22574)
• Serbia
6 Apr 20
I am trying to do exercise every day to stay healthy.
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
Me too. Good for physical and mental wellbeing.
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@Moon24 (22574)
• Serbia
6 Apr 20
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@just4him (253495)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Apr 20
I'm being strict with myself. I'm exercising as much as possible even when I'm binge-watching Netflix and I don't have popcorn or chocolates to help watch TV.
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
I don't have Netflix, but I do have plenty of popcorn and chocolate. Who's got the best deal?
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@just4him (253495)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart For that, you would need to search online. I have Netflix, Hulu, and CBS All Access and they all seem to be about the same.
@porwest (47214)
• United States
5 Apr 20
I generally have not changed much at all during this. I tend to maintain around 170 pounds all the time no matter what I do. For me, though, I am still going to work every day during the week. So, in that regard not much has really changed for me.
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
You're about my weight. I too don't change much and hope to stay that way.
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@porwest (47214)
• United States
6 Apr 20
@Orson_Kart Hopefully. I am sure my metabolism will eventually slow down again. I remember when I joined the Navy I was 112 pounds. After I got out of boot camp I maintained around 130-135 and stayed there for many years. Then I hit my 40s and amped up into the 165-175 range and have stayed there.
@Hate2Iron (15730)
• Canada
12 Oct
Definitely paying more attention to what I eat and the amount of exercise I get. This is definitely not the old me... by a long shot!!
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@rebelann (89597)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Feb
I have to cut down on pasta, it's the one comfort food I have a hard time avoiding.
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• United States
26 Sep 20
Staying mostly home and indoors (or when weather permitting enjoying a teensy bit of the backyard daily) since March 26th, mum and I have maintained svelte figures and really enjoy being able to cook almost everything from scratch !
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep
It's nearly 6 months since I wrote this and can't believe we are still in the stranglehold of this virus. It's good you have been able to maintain your svelte figures and it's great that you are cooking from scratch.
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• United States
5 Apr 20
I either go on a walk or play a VR game, that'll get your blood pumping. as for food, it's honestly been whatever we can find. I'm sure some of it hasn't been healthy but we try to grab something healthy when we can.
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• United Kingdom
6 Apr 20
I need something to get my blood pumping, that's for sure. I've never played a VR game. Sounds exciting.
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• Philippines
4 Apr 20
I make sure that I am managing my diet
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
Well done you. The temptation of the fridge is sometimes too much for me.
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@shaggin (57283)
• United States
4 Apr 20
I'm not eating any different then I was before all this happened.
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• United Kingdom
4 Apr 20
Good to hear you are so disciplined.
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