Thursday, July 01, 2010

Baby Chubb

I can't get this baby weight off of me.  Now, I have gained weight before.  Lots of weight.  I gained 40 pounds my freshmen year of college (I blame the beer for that one!).  40 pounds in one year (one school year-9 months)!  To me, that is a lot.  But then I lost it.  I have gained & lost weight my entire life.  It doesn't take much to gain it & it doesn't take much to lose it.  Until now.  This baby chubb is sticking to me like glue.  I am breastfeeding which must be helping because everyone says it does.  The problem is not so much the number on the scale because it is almost to my pre-baby number (about 4 pounds over is all).  The problem is that even though I am losing weight, I am not losing baby chubb.  I don't know where I am losing it but it is not my gut.  My gut.  Even when I was 40 pounds overweight, I did not have a gut quite like this.  I hate it!! It is one of those guts that people will say "What gut? You dont have a gut! Shut up about it already".  But the thing is for me, it is a gut that I have never had before.  Yes, a T-shirt will cover it up, but I can still see it in the shower & my husband still sees it & it makes me feel bad so I will whine about it if I want to thank you very much. 

So, now the problem remains how to deal with the gut.  Let me tell you why this is a problem.  I do not like working out.  Cutting calories?  No problem.  Eat less?  No problem.  Since those actions aren't working, I am forced to consider exercise.  Which I don't like.  Actually, hate is a more acurate word.  Really, I'm not kidding.  I don't even like carrying in groceries from the car because I have to use my arm muscles! I am the queen of lazy.  Kind of embarassing, but there you have it.

Lucky me, I talked to one of my favorite people yesterday, Ms. Nutrition, & she has motivated my butt.  You can go to exercisetv.com & do free exercise videos.  I did one yesterday! It was a dance one & it wasn't too bad.  I also bought Dr. Roizen & Dr. Oz's book "You on a Diet" which was $26.99!! Yikes! But I had a 33% off coupon & $5 in Borders Bucks so I only paid $13.  Still pretty expensive, but when I think about all the food I waste money on (one meal in a restaurant is like 30 bucks) I think something that I can read & reread & keep for years is probably worth more than something that is here today, gone tomorrow.

So, just to lay it out.  Ms. Nutrition is getting married in October & I am a Bridesmaid.  It is my goal to be a size 8.  I was smaller than that when I got married 2 years ago, but I am taking things one day at time. I don't just want to fit into a size 8, I want to be a size 8.  I want my stomach & my thighs to be a size 8.  So, wish me luck! Here we go!

1 comment:

Brandeanna said...

I know you can do it!! I think you should try to workout with Chris. I love when Dustin and I go to the gym or running together. Its good for our relationship, and I am more likely to do more when someone is with me.