February 27, 2010

I Hate This Part Right Here

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.

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Camie, July 2004.  Even looking back now, I’m like “who is that?!?  Oh wait…”

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Camie, October 2004.  I mean, obviously it was Halloween.  Not like I walk around looking like that everyday…erm…anymore…

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March 2005.  A change in haircolor is a good first step to looking somewhat NORMAL again.

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July 2005, the DAY before I started South Beach…and not a moment too soon…

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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.

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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?!

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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

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than this?

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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

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than THIS…ish.  I know, I’m a weirdo.  This was Halloween too I swear!

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Here I am at my thinnest…

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And a mere 9 months later…BLA DOW!DSC02265 

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.


Only this time I had a baby to hid in front of it…DSCF0076

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.

DSC03154 DSC00046 There I got my body back.  It really did take longer, in fact, the striped shirt is on Izacc’s first birthday…and what the crap is up with my creeper smiles?  I look like the joker or something!


I know, such a flattering picture.  But not the point.  The point is I was about 10 pounds away from my fightin’ weight

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when BLAMO…


Baby again.

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)


The Collard Clan said...

you kill me! this is one of the funniest posts I've read in a while. I think all moms suffer from "Fat girl syndrome" after every kid. I even nurse my kids until they are a year and it does nothing for me. I have to run my guts out! But if you want a good excercise - do the Jilliam Micheals Banish Fat, boost metabolism. It will kick your trash...and lets just see if ole' B.O.B can keep up with it. I bet he'll give up and leave. :-)

Jena said...

Hey girl, when it warms up we should start walking or riding bikes together - wouldn't that be fun?!? I love my bike trailer, just load up the kids and go - best investment ever! Good luck!

Brooke said...

I need to reply to this post. . . but now is not the time. All I have to say is "I LOVE YOU!!!" and you'll get my two cents when I have more time to write a novel.

* Sarah * said...

I love Weight Watchers. I lose really good when I stick to it and you can still eat whatever you want. I never went to meetings, I just did it online. I too am at my all time high weight again. I'd do WW if I could afford it. It's about $15 a month plus a $35 activation fee. Wish we lived closer so we could work out together!

Glamazon said...

Aaw, honey, I FEEL ya! Seriously. I packed on an extra 50 lbs after my kiddos (wait, I adopted 2 of them, what is my excuse?) And finally after 4 years (yes, I said 4) I am finally getting back to it. I have lost 22 lbs in 2 months, just diet and exercise...but if you wanna email me, I would love a virtual weight loss buddy :)

Jamie said...

Oh how I feel your pain!!! Just wait until you have your 4th kid. lol. I have a gym membership but haven't been using it because I have a nursing baby that won't take a bottle! so.. I went out and bought Jillian Micheals 30 day shred. I really like it because it has 3 levels and the 1st one is great for me (someone who hasn't worked out for a long time). On a side note, my hubby goes to the gym everyday but has decided he has no patience and is doing the HCG diet. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but he is starting it in a few days and I will let you know how it goes! Good luck Camie and thanks for the laughter and honesty!!!!

The Boob Nazi said...

I am currently going to the gym every day. I'm hoping it helps somewhat. Bleeech