Wednesday, July 29, 2009

About That Diet...

Two months ago today, I told you all that I was embarking on the Diet to End All Diets Part II, and I'd have my pre-baby body back in no time. Yeah. That was a good theory.

Wanna know how much I've lost? Five whopping pounds. Well, actually ten (I lost the same five twice), but that still leaves me far, far short of my goal. Which is 28 pounds to get back where I was, but ideally, more like 40 to get me where I really want to be.

See the thing is, when I'm depressed, I eat. When I'm stressed, I eat. When I'm overtired, I...well, you get the picture. And the last two months? Have been chock full of all three of those lovely states of being.

Every week, I faithfully log my weight into my little Weight Watchers thing—even when there's nothing to report. Lately, it's been politely saying things like, "if you're not happy with your weight loss, try..." I'm waiting for the day it takes off the gloves and yells, "Why the f*** are you wasting my time with this? Get off your fat ass and move already!"

Maybe that would actually motivate me?

It's not that I don't try. I do. In fact, I'd like to think I'm getting better about eating right. Ice cream has ceased to make a nightly appearance. Cottage cheese has become my regular breakfast. And it's not like I stuff my face with junk food all day.  Well, except for the pizza I had on Saturday. And the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups I treated myself to on Monday. And the Penn Station I ate for dinner last night.

Oh, hell, who am I kidding? I need help. Internet, do you have any suggestions? Just don't tell me to go to meetings. I hate, hate, hate those damn meetings—and the cake haters that always seem to hijack them (but that's another post entirely).

How do I juggle the work/home/constant need to snuggle baby juggernaut and manage to find time to exercise and eat right, too? Without, that is, resorting to diarrhea-inducing pills or faking an eating disorder?

I'm open to suggestions (and sympathy). Even if said advice includes "stop whining, shut your mouth, and move your butt."


  1. i LOVE your post!! and i SOOO relate!!! ((I'm currently preggers with number 3 and there's 6 weeks til the due date!)) Something that has worked for me is the "Zone" -- the Blocks book teaches you about portion size and how to balance your diet... veggies/carbs and meat/dairy/protein...

    but i TOTALLY sympathize hunny!! it takes forever and when you are overtired/stressed with care of a little one and the rest of life... just cut yourself a break and take baby steps!! you are doing a great job by throwing away junkfood/snackies and binging on cottage cheese and fruit!! Try taking baby out for an evening walk after dinner... nice time to chat with hubby and prevents you from evening snacky snacking!!! :)

  2. Did I mention at 40 weeks pregnant I weighed the same as my husband? Yeah... sexy.

  3. I gained 60 with Bea... and about 6 weeks after she was born, I went back to Weight Watchers.

    I hate to tell you, but going to meetings really helps. It helps I am accountable to someone... even if that someone is a 60-something-year-old lady with transition lens glasses who calls me "girlfriend!"

    It helps.

    With weight watchers, I've lost... get this... 9 pounds! But it is 9 pounds I didn't gain. In fact, every week I've either lost or stayed the same. So, 9 pounds over 11 weeks isn't so bad.

    I still have about 23 more to go before I get back to my pre-preggo weight.

    Whoever said nursing will "melt away" the baby weight can kiss my fat nursing ass.

  4. Amen to that. If I can't get this to budge soon, I might have to bite my tongue, hang my head and go back to meetings. They just really, really drive me nuts! Congrats on the loss - a pound a week while nursing is awesome.

  5. Oh, I'm with you...With #1, the weight came off so easily, but after #2, I was still much heavier 6 months out. My OB finally said "Mom, it's up to you,'re body had done all it's going to do for you." Crap.
    Why not check out and follow Maria (who just won the Mamavation contest. I'm curious to see what advice they offer her to lose weight and shape up, and hope for some tips I can follow at home.

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