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.