Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Body's In Here Somewhere!!!

I'm not sure what happened, but my real body has disappeared beneath a few layers of fat! Where did said fat come from? I've no idea! Seems to me I've not discarded my real body anywhere; if anything, I've only contributed to my real body. I've been making offerings to it for months in hopes that it will appreciate the good life it's got around here in the form of Oreos, french fries and Twizzlers! Apparently it didn't appreciate the good life and has since moved onto greener pastures.

What's left? Some bulges over my pants, a closet full of clothing I don't fit into, and a little bulge under my chin that causes me extreme angst.

So after I got the go-ahead from the doctor last week, I decided on a rather extreme dieting and exercise program that if stuck to surely will entice my real body to come back from hiding. I started yesterday. Can you say, "ouch"? I can...everytime I stand up! This is not for the faint of heart people! I'm talking serious ouch exericses daily and a diet that leaves much to be desired...like oreos, doritos and twizzlers (not to mention anything with carbs and/or fat in it since anything like that is disallowed).

You might be saying (and I want to be saying) "come on, you just had a baby not even two months ago. Cut yourself some slack!" Yeah. That's how I got myself into this mess in the first place! Slack Shmack! Cutting slack will make me just like every other overweight mother who after several children has gotten used to her grossly misshapen body and never does anything about it. I refuse to be that mother. I'm a trim mom (I have to tell myself these things). I'm a mom who enjoys exercise (that's not a lie). Now I just need the body to back up these stories, er I mean statements.

Anyway, blah blah - I'm doing this thing. I'm putting myself out there (not so far as to show you my fat pictures because that's hideous), but I have to be accountable. I have a blog for this, of course. It's not a new blog, but rather one I put on hold while I was pregnant. I'm back at it now. Watch me go! Literally.

5 backward glances:

Rachel said...

Oh I hear you. I'm still wondering when the tummy will stop looking pregnant and Charley is 4 months old. I'm hoping the daily ab work out will help. But I'm not sure there is any help for me at this stage in life. Keep up the good work!

Amy said...

Of course there is Rachel. Just keep at it. You'll find your real body someday too. Too bad you're not here or we could find them together.

Christy said...

Go get 'em girl! I've almost given up on ever finding that slimmer (never skinny but slimmer) trimmer me inside. ALMOST! I was almost there after 5 kids. Ten pounds was all I had left which doesn't seem like so much now. And then...Little Man came along. The added pounds were totally worth having him. Maybe someday I'll find it within myself to "do something"...I hope.

Heidi Sue said...

You go! I do have to say I thought you looked amazing when I say you. I do understand what you are saying though.I have set my goal, and Josh and I are working on it.

... To the Beat of My Own Drum said...

Hey, the road to health first starts in the mind... you are what you think! So, stop with the mound and layers comments! I left a challenge for you on my blog...