A while ago I wrote this post about being fat. I talked about eating too much, eating too little, swallowing cotton balls, and other (literal) crap like that. What I didn’t mention was that after the baby was born, I made a few promises to myself.
First, I promised to never starve myself again. Not only does hunger turn me into a crazy person, it is also annoying for everyone else. No one wants to sit next to the girl who says she’s full after eating an apple.
I also vowed to lose 100 pounds.
You may be thinking, “No way. 100 pounds? That is an entire person!”
Also weird that I’m halfway there. That’s right, I’ve lost 50 pounds since popping out this sucker. Victory fist pump!
My goal is to be happily settled at -100 lbs from my post birth weight on WTB’s first birthday. I know it will be difficult, I know this half will be much harder, but I also know that I can do it.
Things you may be wondering…
How did you lose 50 pounds in 3 months?
At this point I attribute it to more meals, smaller portions, breastfeeding, and dessert. I never let myself get hungry anymore because I know I’ll overeat. I also don’t deprive myself of the good stuff, because that’s a recipe for disaster. Allowing myself to have a (small) dessert after meals gives me a feeling of control. 26 years later and I finally understand that diets and deprivation don’t work.
Do you exercise? The fact that it took me about five minutes to figure out how to spell “exercise” is a good indication of how little I use that word. Does jiggling a baby all day count?
What is your motivation? Feeling better, looking better, being in better shape for the next pregnancy, and (drum roll) wearing my wedding dress again. Yes. After I lose 100 pounds, I will be in tip top shape to slide that gorgeous gown over my body once more. Baby Daddy has promised to take pictures and everything. It will be a good day.
How much do you weigh now? Someday I will talk numbers, but I’m not ready for that quite yet. For now I’m just celebrating getting halfway to my goal and throwing out a pair of stretched out jeans.
What about you? Any motivational tips for the back nine? I’m all ears.