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!