While pregnant I gained 36 pounds. By my 6 week check-up I had lost 54 pounds!! A gift from God!! I felt fantastic, I fit in my old cute clothes. And then life got hectic again, I stopped pumping, wore sweats all day and became absorbed in carrying for little ones 24/7. When I finally woke up from the fog 2 years later, I looked in the mirror and was scared out of my mind to see a stranger standing in my bathroom!! How did that fat lady get into my house?? But, I put on my glasses and looked closer and OMG, it was me!!!!
This can't be me. I am the cute girl with cute clothes and long hair. No, this can't be me. This lady is dumpy and frumpy and has short, grey hair!!
But, it is me and I can't blame college (well I could since that many pizzas has to have lasting effect!) and I can't blame my pregnancy since the boys are 30 months old and I weigh more now that I did 7 months pregnant with them!!
Since my freshman 40 excuse has expired and my post-pregnancy weight is kinda getting to the point of expiration, I have decided to design a Lenten weight loss plan.
SO, I gave up junk food for 40 days. I was going to "cheat" on Sundays because according to Vatican II or some church document it's ok. But, I didn't even feel like having junkie goods on Sunday! So I made it through one solid week of NO JUNK FOOD!! NO chips, candy, sundaes or cookies.
Of course it helped that in the past two weeks I have had my thyroid medication adjusted. And I had the stomach bug!
BUT, when I weighed myself this morning I was down 8 pounds!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!
Freshman 40 watch out!!!