Big Belly Woman!

I have been battling my weight problem for years now. I have children, but I can’t blame them because while I’m pregnant I actually eat healthy and have lost over 40 lbs. during both pregnancies. I gain it back + 10 afterwards (and people wonder why I loved being pregnant!)

I wore a size 3 when I met my husband. The first night we met, besides him swearing I’d be his wife one day, he also said he was going to fatten me up. Boy did he make good on his promises, lol. I am now a size 10…yes I announced it to the world!

I actually don’t mind my pant size, well maybe a size 8 would be nice, but I wasn’t happy skinny. My insecurity now, is my belly. I’m seriously considering lipo, but if I can lose the inches without surgery, I’ll be so happy! I exercised (<—notice the past tense), ate better and lost 18 lbs.. Thankfully, those pounds never returned, but nothing else would come off. So I’m reverting to my high school workout. Run for 30 seconds, walk for 30 seconds.

Note: I have been saying this for months!

I DO NOT have the motivation to begin. I AM STARTING TOMORROW MORNING!!! Plus going to dust off my elliptical and my Dance Central Kinect game. (Am I experiencing dejavu, or did I really say this to myself before?) No seriously, I’m going to do it. I saw today’s episode of Dr. Oz where he showed how being overweight contributes to certain cancers. This show reminded me of a church lesson, you know? One where you feel as if the preacher is speaking to you, and you alone! I am taking this warning seriously. I won’t say this is going to be easy, but I will say that my problem has never been overeating. It’s forgetting to eat sometimes or not eating the right things.

I know, Thanksgiving’s approaching. But, my super fit Aunt is doing the cooking and watching, so I know that day will be a breeze, lol. Plus, I wrote about my belly in this blog, so I know at least one of my friends will see this cry for help and confiscate my McDonald’s coupons!

Everyone knows what I look like now, I am the “before”…so I’ll just post an “after” pic on Christmas!!! Woohoo, go me! I already feel like a new woman…

Tail feather…

How embarrassing…

How many times are our children sent home with projects? Of course parents are expected to assist, but my shame began when I thought I should let my son control the outcome of his decorated ‘turkey feather construction paper cut out’. How was I to know the parents would take the opportunity to relive their past?

This Wednesday, I went to my son’s school for the Kindergartner’s Thanksgiving Feast. As we finished and I walked through the tiny tots hall, to get his backpack from his class, we passed all the decorated turkey feathers from each class. I was able to spot my son’s quickly because it was the simplest, lol. EVERY other feather was so beautifully decorated, so fancy. Some covered in actual feathers, some covered in beads, macaroni, different glitter colors and accessories, I could go on and on. Really exquisite designs. For my son’s tail, we made three straight lines, a few glitter spots and colored it three shades. He wanted to do more, I just wanted to finish. Next time I’ll let my baby do it his way! 😦

Now he has a new project. This one came with instructions attached to a brown cut out of a gingerbread person! It says “do as a family”, lol. I wonder if his teacher sent that letter specifically for me after seeing our last work of art? I could be overdoing it, feeling pressure to create the most amazing gingerbread person, but we are determined to go all out with this one! My son said he’s using everything in his crafts draw! We’ll see…..

I will update this post once we complete it!