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I'm stunned ...!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I'm stunned today - realizing that 33 years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy and BEFORE delivery I weighed 8 pounds less than I do today! How is this possible? True, I was terribly sick the whole pregnancy - didn't keep one bit of food down the whole nine months, or so it seemed at the time. It is just very difficult to gain weight when you have your head in the toilet, barfing up your toenails every day.

Oh sure - I can blame my weight gain - post pregnancy - on a lot of things, but somehow I have an aversion to blaming it on myself! I can't even claim that the extra weight I'm carrying now is due to pregnancy. Bummer!

Well, something's got to change. I've got 30 days to do something spectacular ... like lose those 10 pounds- but even if (no, not "if" - but "when") I lose 10 pounds, that still doesn't get me to pre-pregnancy weight. I need to take a good long look at myself in the mirror and ask the question, "Who do you think you are kidding?"

And I hope I can honestly answer that I'm not even kidding myself anymore. A truism I will ask myself often in the next 30 days, in hopes of keeping myself accountable is: "If not now, WHEN? If not me, WHO?"

I hope I'll be stunned again in 30 days - stunned with the realization that When is Now and Who is Me.
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  • MOTHERUV2
    I agree with Sharon.......Here's to STUNNING! It is YOU and the time is NOW! I am right there with you!
    3338 days ago
  • SPARKLEWHITE
    It is easy to lose the first 5 or 10 pounds. I have lost 37 pounds in seven months without doing extensive exercises. But now I can't even lose 1 pound in a month. I am very strict about my diet, never eat more than 1000 calories sometimes even less, still I am not able to lose any more. When I read the blogs here I get inspired and try even harder, but if I lose a pound I gain it again. I am totally frustrated. Can anybody help me in this situation? I am sure some of you faced this problem and you did overcome it. emoticon
    3341 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Here's to a super 30 days! My goal was a pound a week, so if you lose 4 you'll be doing super in my book (and even if you don't you're still super)!
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    3343 days ago
  • LOGOULD
    Here's to saying "goodbye" to that baby fat once and for all. emoticon
    3344 days ago
  • LADYWOLF71
    Well you go girl.....but...heres a lil inspiration for ya....carryin my boy...I topped out at 375 pounds....so, ya know?

    Kick butt n take names kiddo!
    3344 days ago
  • WIGIME
    Go for it! I am rooting for ya!
    3344 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
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    3344 days ago
  • MNTWINSGAL
    Oh, Lily, we are singing the same song again. I would have to lose over 50 to get to pre-pregnancy weight (which was already a good 10-15 more than it should have been in the first place.) Oh - and my baby is 22. Can I still blame it on baby fat?

    But let's try to remember not just how it could have been if we'd behaved better....but also how much worse it could have been had we not been reining ourselves in on the times we did! I really do think I could have continued gaining until at some point I would have serious health and mobility issues. By the grace of God I'm able not just to talk the talk, but to walk the walk as well. Now....to just DO it! I want to be stunned and stunnING too! I want that for both of us!
    3345 days ago
  • no profile photo CD886758
    I hope you are stunned too!
    3345 days ago
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