Not phat which is good, but fat which is BAD. I ate myself into a frenzy while I was pregnant with Miss Scarlett, but as Ethan says ‘she was born a long time ago and you still have a belly.’ THANKS KID! But he is right. I’ve had the freakin wii fit for 28 days and the line on the graph is not moving and that is pissing me off and causing me not to get on it. I have to eat healthier, Uncle Paul has to stop making chocolate chip cookies and I need to work out more, simple as that. My motivation here is to publicly out myself so I can’t make any more excuses and continue to hide behind my ridiculously cute PR photo. Here was me about 4 years ago:
And here was me last night in a dress I love because it is crazy, but look at my middle and that is WITH FULL SPANX on. Ladies, there is only so much you can rely on the Spanx to do, only so much. Lycra is a miracle worker, I agree, but a sausage casing can only take so much pressure, you feel me?;)
Here is a model in that dress, not completely fair to compare myself to a model who is probably too damn thin in the first place, but clearly the middle of this dress was not made to fit a tree trunk:
Here is me after Ethan, I was trying to find something to wear to New York to go to a meeting at In Style magazine and I was buying loads of things bringing them home, taking pictures to figure out how they looked then returning what didn’t work. Rod thought I was mental. Point is, I still had somewhat of a good figure even if I had acquired a new jigglier poochier belly region after the bÃ©bÃ©.
And here is me way back at my lean and mean fighting weight when I got married. At the rehearsal dinner in my hot Dolce Gabbana suede pants.
I would LOVE to be in the same kind of shape I was back then, not only was I thin (which is a word I would never have used about myself until now when I am clearly NOT) but I had muscles and definition and I was strong and healthy.
SO my goal is to lose 30 pounds. I figure 1-2 pounds a week is a good pace. I might even have to dust off the South Beach books. We did Phase 1 before and it totally kicked my ass and was hard as hell. But I also need to work out, I think for me that is just as important as what I eat. I plan on doing 30 minutes of walking outside with the kids EVERY day and 45 minutes on the wii fit, 6 out of 7 days a week. That should give me a good start, then I can tweak things.
I need to do this for me because I am vain and can’t stand to be FAT. But more importantly, I need to do this for my kids, I need to be healthy and be a good example for them. So wish me luck and tell Uncle Paul no more 2 for 1 ice cream deals at the safeway, k?;)