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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Weight

When I got married I weighed about 130 lbs. After my first child I weighed 145. After number two I was 150. After number three 160. After number four 170. After number five I'm at 180. I lost weight after each delivery but not much. Only like five lbs and these are the numbers I was stuck with. Because I was having kids like every two years I was pretty much in maternity pants all the time. I just don't have regular pants that fit. I was size 8 at marriage and now I'm a size 16. I used to go to Plato's Closet. A consignment shop for teenagers and adults. The last time I went, which was right before the family reunion last July, I saw that size 16 is as high up as they go. Even then the selection was very poor. I had a choice of five pairs or pants and only two of them were jeans. I haven't been back since. I've tried the slimming jeans but they just give me a muffin top. I've tried a cincher which was very uncomfortable and the shaper and even the spanx. Nothing can hide my gut.
So I've decided I need to stop trying to hide it and I need to get rid of it. I have never been on a diet before. I don't think I could do it. I really like food and the thought of giving things up sounds way too hard for me. I decided I'm going to do portion control and I have to start exercising. I bought Mousercise and I'm going to do that everyday with the kids. A lot of people want me to join the YMCA. I was a member before I was pregnant with Taygan. I went four days a week and I really didn't notice a difference in weight or muscle or energy or anything. I think I'll only go back if I want to sign the kids up for swim lessons or something. I'm hoping that between the almost diet and the Mousercise plus my Cupid Shuffle while cleaning will do the trick. I just don't know if I can ever get great abs though. I mean is it possible? Can skin ever go back after you lose the weight? I usually got pretty big with my babies and my stomach has been stretched way out. I just want clothes to fit me again so people won't ask me if I'm pregnant again. I can't help it I just have a huge tire of fat and skin around my belly. Sorry to be so graphic. It's true though. Well, here's hoping I will someday conquer my bulge.

7 comments:

Puphigirl said...

I'm with you. I love food. I crave flavors. But, I'm trying to watch my portions and go work out at Curves. Somedays I do really well, and other days I seem to sabotage myself.

Ruthykins said...

i've been told that the only way to get rid of a gut is to do crunches and reverse crunches. of course, eating less will also help, since that's basically what causes it. i wouldn't mind being heavy all over as long as my gut was smaller.

okeydokeyifine said...

tell yourself you can eat anything you want to, just not all at once. Portion control is a great answer. They say we should Eat as the size we want to be. If I want to be large then I should eat large. If I want to be small then I should eat small. I know it is funny me talking about all this seeing as I am gargantuan, but putting it all to work is my greatest downfall. I know what to do but do not put it into action. But I do not give up hope. You see skin is always losing and gaing cells, so if I loose the fat I will not need to regain skin cells as much.

Marie said...

Oh Sarah, you make me laugh! I'm so sorry someone thought you were pregnant. That is the worst! I know you can do it! Exercise is the key along with portion control just like you said. I went running yesterday and about died because I've been lazy for too long. I think it's just consistency that truly makes the difference. Oh and watching The Biggest Loser always motivates me to exercise and make better choices with what I eat. You can do it! You are awesome! Love ya.

EmmaP said...

you don't look like a 16.

anyway - i heard that skin CAN "go back". especially if you don't need to lose more than like 100 lbs. but i have also heard that you shouldnt worry about "toning" your abs at first. mostly worry about the weight and then as you get closer to your goal, then worry about the toning.

for me, it helps to have small goals. I want to lose 20 lbs in 2 months, etc. Also, i have Saturdays a my "free days". so i can eat whatever i want on those days. it works for me, anyway.

just be grateful you're tall too. cuz when you are short like me 180 looks a lot fatter :( lol!

kissypoohporter said...

good luck my friend!! i think this is the plight of my life...the weight thing! i'm trying too...we'll see how this goes!

Sweet Sassy Molassy said...

A coworker friend of mine was put on the South Beach diet to help his liver get healthier. He didn't want to and wasn't looking to lose weight. But he has MS and he needs his liver to be as healthy as possible so he can go on some powerful medication to treat his MS. After 4 months he has lost quite a bit of weight. About 35 pounds or slightly more. He uses one cheat day on the weekend and all holidays, birthdays, etc. And he lost all that while not wanting to be on it at all.