You know, when you’re cruising along, minding your own business and suddenly you see a photo of yourself and go “Hey! What the? Who has been photoshopping my head onto the body of a giant fat lady?!?! Oh wait…aw, crap.”
It’s officially time to change up the routine here. I guess I’ve been justifying my extra elle bees on baby weight, but um, guess who’s about to turn 10 months old? You guessed it, my fat baby-less butt! I’ve been “without child” for longer than I was with child and the pounds have yet to make themselves scarce. I know some people lose weight fast when they’re nursing, but I am NOT one of those lucky ones!
The question is what to do and how to do it. I’ve done South Beach twice. Once pre-Izacc and once post-Izacc. First time I had amazing results. I lost 50 pounds in about 3 months. It was amazing. But wait, I don’t think you REALLY understand how bad it was. Okay, let’s go back a ways and review. Please don’t be afraid, but this could get graphic.
Camie, July 2004. Even looking back now, I’m like “who is that?!? Oh wait…”
Camie, October 2004. I mean, obviously it was Halloween. Not like I walk around looking like that everyday…erm…anymore…
March 2005. A change in haircolor is a good first step to looking somewhat NORMAL again.
July 2005, the DAY before I started South Beach…and not a moment too soon…
Two weeks and fifteen pounds later. Yeah, I know. You’re thinking '”15 pounds in two weeks? Come on!” But it went really fast that first time.
August 2005, looking much better. And yes, I did own more clothes than that pink skirt, just a freaky little coincidence, thank you. PS could I stand a little more awkwardly?!
Okay, so here I am in October 2005, 3 months later and 50 lbs lighter. I was buying clothes in a much smaller size than I ever thought possible and I was wearing them too!
See? Doesn’t this look much better
Now in all fairness, I do realize that the hair has a lot to do with it and as it got longer, the better I started looking. But still this looks WAY better
than THIS…ish. I know, I’m a weirdo. This was Halloween too I swear!
Here I am at my thinnest…
Baby. Granted I did lose a lot in the hospital but4 months of FMLA and NOTHING to do will sure pack it back on!
So here we go again.
So I went on South Beach again. The second time, however, it took a little longer and I ended up losing about 30 pounds, 10 away from where I was the first time, but I think I looked alright.
I know, such a flattering picture. But not the point. The point is I was about 10 pounds away from my fightin’ weight
SO here I sit. Nowhere near where I was the first two times I endured South Beach, but still over where I want to be.
Check out our twin double chins. Cute on baby. not so much on Mommy.
I can’t find any pictures to prove my point exactly though, probably because I hide from the camera and delete any unflattering ones.
Not really how I want to live.
I don’t really want to think about doing South Beach again. I mean, I know it works, but I get so bored!
I’ve tried Change One, but I have a hard time with thinking for myself.
Did the Special K challenge, and did lose a few, but really can’t survive on cereal and protein shakes for life.
So any good suggestions out there? Anyone wanna come kick my sorry hiney outta bed at 5am to go running? Any suggestions would be MORE than welcome, because, as you can see, we need all the help we can get around here.
And by we I mean me and B.o.b.
(aka my Big Ol’ Butt)