Something’s Got To Give

OK – so I think I just have to be honest for a moment so that maybe it will force me to change some things…

Yesterday was my birthday and I think my sister-in-law, Jennifer, knew that I needed a break. Maybe it was 10am twitter that had the blatant sound of whining that caused her to pick up the phone, but anyway….she called and offered to take the kids for a while so that I could have some alone time. That was the best birthday present EVER! So, she came and whisked them away and I went to try on some clothes. I’m tying to find something to wear for the 20th anniversary service of the church next weekend. Let me just say that the dressing room was a major motivation kick in the butt for me.

Yes, I know I just had a baby seven weeks ago – but I know that I have so much work to do. It’s not just about losing weight and fitting into better clothes – although that’s a BIG part of it.

I want to be around a loooooong time for my children and I know that some things need to change. I remember when I moved home about ten years ago…I was 40 lbs overweight and miserable with myself. I was single with no children to take care of and so I had plenty of time to work out and plan my meals. I lost all of that extra weight in about 3 or 4 months so I know what it takes. But, years of comfortable marriage and two pregnancies have not been friendly to my waistline or my overall health – those 40 pounds are back and staring at me with evil intentions. It’s time for a change.

So here’s the deal… anyone else ready for a change? Anyone want to join me in the quest to be healthier and happier and around for a looooooong time? I promise not to bore all of my blog readers with the daily minutia of my diet and fitness routines, but I will try to let you all know what works for me and what doesn’t and try to encourage those of you who may be on the same path that I’m on.

Maybe I should start a separate blog just for this journey -what do you all think?


8 Responses to “Something’s Got To Give”

  1. 1 mindy
    August 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I want to smack that man in the face who made that comment to you at the ice cream shop. That’s an old blog, but I’ve been thinking about it still!

    Don’t stress about the weight… you look amazing. I’m not just saying that. Just make one little change at a time until it becomes a part of your lifestyle again… that way it’s less painful. šŸ™‚

    I would love for you to start a separate blog… I need motivation, too – even if it is from afar. And I agree with you, it isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about being healthy and happy! We all need someone to hold us accountable. I’ll join you on the journey! Seriously!

    Love you!

  2. August 19, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Im in! We can text each other.
    Seriously, I am too young too look like this.

    Let me know…

  3. August 20, 2008 at 12:38 am

    OK I’ll go out on a limb here with you. I’ve never eaten heathly. I didn’t have too before I got married and had kids, I could eat whatever I wanted and stay the same weight. I have lacked discipline and motivation to do it, but recently I have been really thinking about how my unhealthy lifestyle will affect my kids and my ability to be with them. I have to do something, so I’m in…not sure what I’m in for, but I’m in!

  4. August 20, 2008 at 5:49 am

    you’ll find me on your doorstep every tues and thurs. it’ll come off… don’t worry. šŸ™‚

  5. August 20, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Good for you! I’m definitely up for reading your fitness/nutrition blog. I’m sure it will help motivate me like your other blogs have. This will be good to help me stay on track to be pregnancy ready soon. =)

  6. August 20, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    OK! I’m in. I just turned 40 and have not lost my baby weight from McKinly and he is going to be twelve soon.
    Go ahead start a new blog. It is always nice to get feed back.

  7. August 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I started the Fat Loss 4 Idiots program, and despite being sick in bed and eating constantly, have lost 2 1/2 pounds. After reading Rachel’s comment to you that her weight loss cost $65, I asked myself, “How much would I really pay to look better?” So I finally sprung for the program. I’ve been looking at it for months.

    If you want to start another blog, I’d love to read & comment along- it helps me keep my motivation when there’s no visible progress. My skinny (Nutrisystem) sister has been helping me some.

    Glad Jennifer gave you some time off. Very important! Neal can always tell when it’s time for my night off because I start to get kind of snappish and evil. Only lately, instead of going shopping, I’ve been going to the Y and working out. Great stress reducer!

  8. 8 Abbie Bullard
    October 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I know how you feel, I feel like I am stuck in some one elses body and I can’t get out. I should give myself a break, because I have lost 6 lbs in the last week or so. But I have 94 more to go in a perfect world and would love some more motivation. Any advice you have will help! Granted 40 of that is from baby, but the rest has been a big elephant on my back for 7 very long years of frustration.

    So if you can loose 40 in 3 or 4 months, let me know what you did and how strict you were because I want out of this other “Abbie’s” Body!

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