Sunday, June 28, 2009

While You Are Reading that Other Post

I may, at some point, write a post about my discomfort with my body and how that affects me when I am around large groups of women (read, like at BlogHer), but I am not ready to do that right now.

A couple of weeks ago I was the heaviest I have ever been when I was not pregnant.

It was not a pretty place for me physically or mentally.

Since then I am down three or four pounds. Not much, but it turns out that they were three or four very important pounds and the shedding of them has made me feel much better. I think I am not quite ready to say more about it than that right now.

In the meantime (I warned you in the title that something like this was going to happen) go read Maggie's post at Okay. Fine. Dammit. about body image and weight and BlogHer.

You won't be sorry.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another Great Post About Weight

I wish I wrote this post, but I didn't. Anna from ABDPBT wrote it.

Personally, I don’t have a lot of anxiety about BlogHer in particular and weight: I figure that most people there will be Moms and we all probably have a little extra poundage here and there. There is pretty much zero chance that I’m going to walk into BlogHer and feel more self-conscious about weight than I do when I visit Fred Segal. But her point stands: most people don’t care about how much you weigh because they are too worried about how much they weigh. I do think this is, for the most part, true. I do think that nobody gives you as much thought as you give yourself.

Go read the whole thing. It is brilliant.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Advice Needed

It is so hard to eat healthy when I am on the road with my kids.

They want to go to McDonalds for every meal. I am convinced that they don't care much about the food but that they love the toys that come with the Happy Meals. I suppose it really isn't important, because I find that while driving 1000 miles with two 5 year olds the deciding factor on where to eat is always what makes them the quietest.

So internet, please tell me, how do you eat healthy (and/or low fat) on long car trips?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Salad and Exercise

I've been doing them both, you know, the salad and the exercise. And now my husband is in a really bad mood. Seriously, he's like pissed off that I am eating more healthfully and exercising. Has anyone else experienced this kind of thing? I know he exercises regularly, he's never had a weight problem. I've not changed a damn thing other than eating salad at dinner instead of what he and the kids are eating.

What gives?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

She Has An Excellent Question

Very Busy Mom with 4 asks Does Skinny Really Feel as Good as German Chocolate Cake Tastes?

I'll be honest with you guys, I don't remember much about either one.

To the best of my recollection they were each awesome in their own way, but it has been a while on both fronts.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Lost 108 Pounds in One Morning!

This morning when I woke up I weighed myself.

It said 184.5

Then I got on the scale right before lunch.

It said 77.0

or possibly 770, but I prefer the former number.

I'm thinking my scale needs a new battery.

Either that or eating one piece of toast instead of a bagel for breakfast makes a huge difference.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hard to Brag

I wish I could post here and say that I am doing a great job and I lost 20 pounds, but it isn't so.


I am down 4 pounds. It has taken six weeks, but they seem to be four permanent (ish) pounds.

It is a start. I'll take what I can get.
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