Remember this blog? When I wrote it, I made a claim that you would be seeing a new me. I believe I said soon. Well the current "new me" is about 5 pounds heavier. Crap. So, as most of the world is doing, I resolve to lose weight this year. I will leave it at that for now, as to not lock me into specifics. I do have goals and such, but I have this crazy notion that if I post them, I won't stick to them. So what I will do for you is post a picture and do the strangest thing a women would do and tell you my current weight. Gasp!! :)
Me, Jan. 1st, 2009. 169lbs
Yeah, I know, I look so happy! It's your typical "Before" weight loss picture!
What's spurs this on you ask? A combination of things. Who doesn't always have the thought in their mind that they need to lose weight? And I was at Old Navy yesterday and though I did not try on any pants, the ones I was wearing were a size 14, and there was some serious muffin top going on! (There's nothing like looking in a full length mirror trying on new clothes and not liking how they look because they showed the rolls!) And I've been wearing Grace's "transition" clothes (too long now) and she's gonna need them in a few months! And....it's the new year, a new start, perfect time to start documenting! :) Before I was pregnant I was hovering around the 150 mark. Already that was yuck. Then I gained about 40 pounds during pregnancy, which isn't bad, but a little more than I wanted. After having D, I had lost about 25 pounds, but then I have started gaining again. Eww. So now we're here.
Wanna hear something funny? I have the opposite problem of an anorexic girl. I think I'm smaller than I really am! In my head of course, I have a mirror and I'm not blind! :) So I'm always taking too small sizes to the fitting rooms and getting annoyed with my self when they don't fit. Ha! Silly me!
Ok, so I don't have a plan yet, but I do need to get one together. Since the move and the leaving of the salon (which I still haven't blogged about.....We moved to Irvine, and I am no longer at the salon....there, that's all you get...for now!) I've had more free time on my hands....er, well I will now that Christmas is over. The times I have been best at losing weight was when I had a SPECIFIC workout regimen (and when I've been a bridesmaid.....but now all my friends are married. I need some new single friends! :) So a schedule I will make. I said I wouldn't post goals, but here is what I would like to achieve: Weight: 140, pant and dress size: 8 (or smaller in some stores!), shirt size: Medium. That's reasonable yeah? Not too waif-ish? I don't know if my body at 140lbs would work a size 8....guess I'll need to tone and what not, too. And my nursing boobs will be hard to deal with, but that's only for about 5 more months if I'm lucky. I also took pictures of my post baby belly.....NOT pretty! I will not post those.....now, but if I am able to make a drastic change there, perhaps a before and after might be suitable.
Alright, so wish me luck. I know this is supposed to be a blog about motherhood, but hey, being a mom can do heinous crimes to your weight. And thus, this will definitely be an adventure!