Friday, February 18, 2011

Nine Month Intervention

(A Post With No Pictures)

That's right. From today, it's exactly 9 months until my birthday. My 35th birthday to be exact. And while I have no problem growing older, I *do* have a problem growing bigger.

I realize that I've birthed five babies, but that weight was already lost. When Hayden turned a year old I was the same weight as my wedding day: 145. Perfectly healthy for my 5'9 frame.

That was almost 5 years ago. And oh-so-slowly-but-oh-so-surely one pound at a time it's crept on. I don't feel like I'm doing anything drastically different, but that's the problem: my metabolism is slowing down, and I'm not doing anything to compensate for it.

Except buying bigger pants.

So the baby steps are starting today. Roger and I walked 2 miles this morning and I intend to keep it up. The soda's gotta stop. The portions are going to get smaller. And by November 18, the scale will NOT read the 191.2 that it did on Monday.

Here's hoping.

16 comments:

  1. you're just a big tease. we wanted a "before" pick in your swimsuit. seriously though, way to go. we bought some portion plates a few months ago, we eat of them every night... it's all the other portions that are getting me!

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  2. You brave girl!!! Way to go for posting your weight. Love that! :) I hope you reach your goal...you CAN do it!

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  3. Good luck, I know you can do it!

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  4. If I know anyone that can reach their goals it's you. It's wonderful that your hubby is walking with you. I think it is very freeing to post a weight. People thought I was crazy when I did it but then I found I was more accountable for change. Good Luck!

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  5. OMG, it is like we are on the same wave length because I had a lightbulb moment today while walking past a mirror. I need to lose those last ten or twenty baby pounds....from three years ago. I can't wait to hear about your progress and hopefully be motivated by it. :)

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  6. Wow, you are brave! Way to take a stand and make a commitment! I'm rooting for you. It is nice to have a partner to do it with, yay for both of you.

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  7. I have mad respect for any woman who puts their weight up for the world to see! And yes, wouldn't it be nice to get down to your wedding weight? I'm fairly certain I'm about 50 or so pounds above mine. And for those who say "Just keep nursing, that's how I lost all my weight", well, I don't want to hear it! I've lost maybe 5 pounds since yours & Jakey's bday ;)

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  8. I'm rooting for you! I had a similar experience about 10 years ago (I was 43). I'm 5'6 and weighed about 160. My stepmom referred to me as "husky" which was definitely NOT part of my self image. I felt "lumpy and dumpy." It took me over a year, but I lost 40 pounds and have kept it off. I told myself, I didn't put the weight on overnight, so I'm not going to take it off overnight. It took a whole change in my relationship to food and my body. I'm now in better shape than I ever have been in my entire adult life (including my late teens). I've learned it's not about the weight - it's about health and happiness. Good luck!

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  9. But can everyone else look super awesome at 191? I think not;)

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  10. Girl, do I feel your pain!! I had the same revelation tonight. Where was I when the first 5 pounds landed on my back side? Seriously?!

    I will join you in committing to exercising and portion control. By November we will celebrate!!

    Tasha



    Tasha

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  11. Ugh. I'm with you. My issue right now is that my baby is 2 1/2. This is the longest time my body has gone without being pregnant. (we're done now). Recently I've been eating like I am pregnant! It's bad. Really bad. Time for me to figure out this new way of life. Here's to motivation! (which I'm currently lacking)

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  12. you can do it champ! you can always do it the same route as mauricio. train for the ironman! he's crazy! but he's in fantastic shape now! although i almost had to slap him a few times when he said he felt self-conscience about being too bony now. whatever dude.

    good luck!

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  13. Yeah, the 'bigger pants' strategy has failed me too! I am so down lately about my weight. I lost a bunch of weight 2 years ago, kept it off for a year then, sigh, the creep! I'm only about 9 lbs. below where I started last time and that means I'm really only about 5 lbs. below my 'high' weight. How did I let it come back?

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  14. Good for you!!! My excuse has been that the weather is really crappy in Utah over the winter and there is no way that I can get out and run in it. Plus our basement is under construction and the treadmill is packed away. Pretty lame excuses, I know. So... looks like I'll be right there with you! I'm reminded of Kate Moss' sick comment (that I have taped to my fridge), "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

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  15. An impressive goal - good luck! You have a ton of support here!

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  16. Well, girlfriend, my birthday is in November, and I will be officially older than dirt, old enough to be thought of as Elderly, and old enough that AARP is sending recruitment materials out. If I could even lose half the weight that needs to come off by then it would be an accomplishment. I'm working with a personal trainer at the gym, and paying monthly dues to not ever write down a single point on WW. So maybe if I start back on WW it will actually work for me! You are a great cheerleader!

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