Seriously, I need to lose about ten pounds. I’m not fat, not really even chubby. I just have this extra ten pounds of weight that has lingered since losing most of the baby weight after having my second daughter. It has now been a year, and the time to get the weight off is now.
Basically, this is what has happened: Before I got pregnant with my first baby, I weighed a reasonable 125. I could eat what I wanted and stay the same weight very easily. All was great. Unfortunately, I gained around 60 pounds in my first pregnancy. (Woah!) Apparently, eating french fries dipped in cottage cheese will do that to you. But, since I worked hard, I lost all of it except for about 5 pounds. At 130 pounds, I still looked good and fit into all but my tiniest clothes. I was fine with my new body and wasn’t worried about those pesky 5 pounds.
Fast forward a year or so, and Greg knocked me up AGAIN! However, this time I only gained 30 pounds. That sounds reasonable, right? Well, the sucky part is that I haven’t lost it all yet….and my daughter is one year old. At this point, it’s no longer baby weight. It’s fat. I have been in denial thinking that it may just fall off over time like it did last pregnancy. But it hasn’t….and come hell or high water…I will return to my pre-second-baby weight of 130 pounds!
What Does This Have to Do With Money?
A lot, actually. First of all, I have a ton of cute clothes that would offend you if I wore them. Muffintop, anyone? Trust me when I say that it’s not a pretty sight to see me in clothes that I don’t quite fit in. And since I am so short, ten pounds really is a lot on my frame.
I want to fit back into those clothes. Never fitting into them again would be like shredding $50 bills, and that, my friends, is a very painful thought. I want to rock those clothes! I want people to see me and think that I am the epitome of a MILF. I want to expand my wardrobe, not by buying new clothes, but by fitting back into the clothes I already have.
Losing Weight = Hot for Vacation
As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I just dropped a big load of cash on a trip to Punta Cana in February. Additionally, we are taking the kiddos to Panama City, Florida, this September. Well, I am not trying to pay that much money for travel just to turn around and not look my best. Not looking good would lead to not feeling good about myself. In turn, I wouldn’t have as much fun. As a result, not having fun would lessen the value that I receive for the money spent. That doesn’t sound like a good deal to me. I want to look my best and feel like a total hottie while lying around on my ass all week. I may not have enough time to reach my full potential by September, but I definitely have enough time to lose ten pounds by February, I think.
I’m Starting Today
I suck at losing weight. I have many things working against me. First, I have a very bad sweet tooth, and I experience sugar cravings – especially at night. Secondly, I have two small kids who are snacking all the time. I will have to be operating at my highest levels of self-control during every moment. My third obstacle is that I love eating. Luckily, I guess, I do love healthy foods. Really, I just need to concentrate on the things that are good for me and stay away from junk food altogether.
So, although September is quickly approaching, I think that I can do this in a healthy, respectable way. What are your diet tips? Do you have any advice that could help me? Leave your tips in the comments below!