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My life is pretty dull. I play with a toddler, watch a lot of Yo Gabba Gabba and experiment with the crock pot. I have no bed time and I find humor in Laffy Taffy jokes. Conan O'Brien is my anti-drug.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The fat chronicles - Part 1


My ass and I needed a come-to-Jesus.


When I decided to start making healthier decisions after weaning my daughter from breastfeeding/pumping, I was at 201 pounds. Oomph. I felt terrible about myself - I went out for a bachelorette party last summer and I was fighting back tears the entire time. While I was down to 195 at that point, I was embarrassed by my weight - my legs, my double chin, my arms, my butt. It didn't help that I was with a group of women who are tall and leggy. I knew I needed to step it up.

Some people use the crutch, "But I just had a baby!" for years - I didn't want to fall into that trap. I've never been a skinny girl. Recently seeing long lost pictures of myself from youth and high school, it was clear I've never been small. Even at my wedding, I was still 176 pounds. I knew I could do better.

I'd go for runs a few days a week, do the occasional Jillian Michaels video but the weight wasn't really moving.

In January, I was asked if I wanted to join some women comprised of both strangers and some ladies from my internet mom's group in a weight-loss group on Facebook. Thank GOD! This was what I needed to hold myself accountable! At this point I was around 185 pounds. Thank you ladies. When someone asks what we're doing to move today, or posts tips on cutting sugar from meals, or shares a few meal ideas... I thank my stars that I have this group of women.

This was in January (please ignore the clutter. This was clearly taken in the man cave):

Since I joined the group in January, I've lost an additional 20 pounds through diet and exercise. I have another 15 I want to lose, and at that point I want to focus on building more strength. Regardless, I needed to have a moment of bragging.

5 comments:

  1. I'd been meaning to tell you how hot you've looked lately. Thanks for giving me the perfect forum! So proud of you! Keep getting after it!

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  2. You look amazing. Seeing someone you know get results is truly inspiring.

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  3. Let's just take a moment to epically happydance about this, shall we?! Because GURL LOOK AT THAT BODY.
    Congratulations on all your hard work & all that's to come, hot stuff!

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  4. Buffy, you look AMAZING! Your waist is TINY! Great work, girl!

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  5. I've been telling you each time I see you how amazing you look! I was in the same boat as you when our babies were about 3 months old but I haven't had the motivation or drive that you have. I don't use the baby excuse, I just complain but being fat and unhappy. Hopefully I'll get to where you are one day soon! Keep up the great work!!

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