Friday, March 26, 2010

It's on like Donkey Kong....again

I've had this rant brewing for a's go time.

So I've been going on about "Massive Weight Loss 2010" for forever and this week I've decided that its time to get down to biznizz on these last 10 pounds. Bless your blog-reading hearts for putting up with my endless whining about muffin tops/mummy tummy/bikini phobias etc.  
Here's a little back story on my weight loss woes. I have a man-sized appetite (more like line-backer sized) and I absolutely adore food. Really really adore it. Lots.
I have for all of my adult life fought kicking and screaming managed to keep my weight within the "healthy weight range" for my height. Except while I was pregnant. Then the proverbial wheels fell off. Way off. I gained over 70lbs with Kid #1 and over 60lbs with Kid #2.  Apparently being with child is code for eat everything in sight. And then go back for seconds. A calorie crime scene.

{Mama 2 months after Kid #1 was born. Dang.}

{Mama 2 years after Kid #1. Ignore windblown hair/lack of make-up.}

I did lose all the weight and more after Kid #1 (snaps and cheers for me) but it did take over a year and a half. So here I am after my second baby and he's now a year and half, and I'm down over 50 lbs. I still have 10 pounds to lose but I'm feeling stalled-out and plateaued. I know that it's only 10lbs but I really want to be back at my fighting weight. I guess it's about being back to a place where all my beloved, overpriced jeans fit again...and back to the weight I feel most fabulous at.  I have seen Thinness, and it's a beautiful thing.
So what's the problem...just get 'er done!! Well the problem is I'm tired of dieting. It's been a redonculously long road and this Mama is tired of counting calories/points/carbs. I want off this ride please.

Of course no one knows better than I that weight maintenance is a way of life. I'll forever have to be diligent with working out and with my food choices. Again Mama, put down the Cadbury Mini Eggs, the Easter Bunny hasn't even showed up yet...   I'm gonna do this!
What's got me worked up, spurred on and newly motivated? My own mom is on the diet of the century thanks to the take no prisoners style Dr. Bernstein Diet. While she's in good health she's unfortunately at least 60 lbs over weight and really needs to lose the pounds. AND she's all "hey it's only been 4 days and I've already lost 3.5lbs,,and I'm not even hungry!"  This is most def the kick in the ass that I need. If she can do it God knows I can?!  My bitching and moaning has got to stop and I've got to show this fatty-fat who's the boss. And no it's not Tony Danza.

Hunger you are my friend. I will not resent you. Bring it on bitch.  (Oh, and anyone who says you can lose weight without being hungry lies, just sayin'.)

...soon to be even more


Suburban Princess said...

Girl I am in the same boat *sigh* I just want to be able to eat without counting/measuring/feeling guilty!

When the nursery school is open again in April I am going to see about a yoga class or something on the days my little guy is there - I need to lose at least 15lbs (the 15 I was going to lose right before I got pregnant!!!) and I cant put it off any longer!

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

I too packed it on with my first and a little less with my second. I find that the only thing that works for the last ten pounds is cardio. I can diet till my hearts content but it wont bring the last ten off, BUT if I cardio, I can eat a tad more sweets and still pull it off. It is a win, win situation for my because I am a HUGH sweet tooth. Like I literally want a peanut butter egg right now for breakfast. I am in a six, but I have the roll going on bigtime.

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Slumber Designs said...

Girl, oh how I love personal and true posts like this one! It takes guts to tackle a subject like weight and diet on the www. But dang, I hear ya! And I'm right here with ya! Keep up the great work and know that you're never alone.

Have a great weekend girl!

NYCGAL said...

Thanks for the blog!! I just wrote a long arse one about my battle with food and how addicted I am to it. I am totally disgusted with myself at this point. It was nice to hear someone else who struggles with it too. Thanks again gf.

Iva said...

you can totally do it!! just keep at it and think positively! It will happen!! With two little ones I'm always running around after them its the greatest exercise ever ;) Hope you are having a great weekend!!

Connie K said...

Thanks for inspiration girl i need to step it up a notch too ! So am with ya on this my friend :) Have a wonderful Sunday and please post any weightloss tips you may have !

OceanDreams said...

I haven't even had kids yet and it is still super hard for me to stay away from the food! It is soooo good! :) I know, but unfortunately it takes a lot of effort to really put off the weight. Effort that is annoying but worth it in the end. You can do it and I can do it!

bananas. said...

oh lady, i'm an eater too! i can't help it. diet is a la-la-la-la-la-i-don't-want-to-hear-it word. kudos to those who do it and stick to it (which is rare) but me? i gotsta eat yo!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow. Love this post because it is so, so true. Losing weight has got to be one of the hardest things in the world. Seriously. I'm struggling with it now and I can't even IMAGINE how hard it would be after having kids. Sigh.

I think you've got it right though. You have to learn how to embrace hunger if you want to lose sucks but it's true. I wonder if there is a trick to doing other things to combat that a really intense hobby or something. Something that could replace If you find out what it is, let me know! ;)

Pop Champagne said...

I haven't had kids yet, but not really look forward to it because of the weight gain/loss, mostly cuz the stretch marks and i get them easily... sigh

Tamara Nicole said...

I'm totally with you girl! Just remember you gotta get in the work outs too, once I added those it helped Soooo much:-)

Go get em girl!

Holly said...

I hear ya! I gained 80 lbs (and probably more) with #1...lots all but 10 lbs...then moved and ate my way through it...gained pregnant...only gained 15..lost that so now I am at #1 baby weight still (8 years later). I am sick of worrying about it...thinking about it. I know what to do..I know what meal/eating style I used before...why cannot I not commit..Oh yeah because I am committed to everyone else. Whew - sorry for that long-winded rant.

rjs mama said...

looove your post. looove how ou write. first time here and won't be the last

i also gained a lot of extra pounds after giving birth. i looove to eat also. now trying to diet but...delish food everywhere!

hope you can visit and leave your mark on my blogs :)
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