Saturday, November 21, 2009

Banishing the Baby Belly: Week 10

Today is a good day. I got ten hours of sleep, the sun is shining, my hair is cooperating, and the scale? Says I'm down two pounds.

Even better, I'm finally feeling like I can do this. Get this weight off, I mean. For the last few months, I've been going through the motions, telling myself I need to lose the pregnancy pounds, but not really believing I could make it happen.

Although I didn't want to admit it, I was kind of convinced that I was doomed to look like this forever. That my days of feeling sexy, of feeling pretty - of not hating what looks back it me in the mirror - were gone.

But something's changed. Suddenly, I have momentum.

Yesterday, there were doughnuts in the office. My favorite kind of doughnuts. And I was hungry. But you know what? I wasn't even tempted (okay, yes I was, but only for like five seconds). My inner voice, the one I call the Diet Captain, took control, and I realized that I would only hate myself later if I gave in.

So I didn't.

I'm feeling good. I'm feeling strong. And not even the holiday season is going to stop me.

I mean, sure, I'm going to eat my share of treats (it's not Thanksgiving until I consume a pile of stuffing as big as my head), but I'm going to keep it in check. I'm going to keep the scale moving down (if only slightly).

Because my skinny jeans? Are waiting for me. And I fully intend to wear them to Tori's first birthday party.

So that's me. Anybody else have anything to report?


  1. Any weight loss is a victory, no matter how small. I'm telling myself that as I try to lose some poundage.

  2. I wish I could get there....I've recently admitted to myself (and now you) that I've GAINED weight since having Savannah. Ugh. I feel like a fat slob. But I'm just not *there* yet. I think my lingering depression has a big part to play in that, and I wish I could just get my butt in gear. I've done it before...managed consistent weight loss over the Holidays too....but I'm just not mentally where I need to be yet. So good for you, because that's half the battle!

  3. Awesome, go girl! Be kind to yourself, indulge occasionally and it will fall off.

  4. good for you! Yay! I need this type of attitude. Seriously. My eating has been CrAp lately.
    To answer your ? on my shoes: they are about $139 at retail stores. I get them off of and wait for their email specials (which I could forward to you when I get them if you are interested) I can get them for about $90 or so- very reasonable for that shoe.
    I would suggest going into The Running Room or another running store in the area and having them fit your foot with the right shoe- it made all the difference in the world for me.
    THen? We need to run together sometime!

  5. Baby weight is the absolute worst! Don't be too hard on yourself though...I am sure you look great! Thanks so much for the wonderful comment on my post the other day...I really appreciate the support! Love your blog and look forward to reading more!

  6. I lost two pounds too and I'm still not sure how it happened but it was motivating enough to get me to the gym today for a workout!

  7. Yeah! A two pound loss is amazing- great work this week!

    I just signed up for a half marathon in April. I'm in it for real ;)

  8. Great job!! I am now 8 months out and have lost 46 of the 50 pounds that I gained. Woohoo!!! Of course my body doesn't look like it did before, but I am just so happy to be in a few of my previous pants.

    And yes, 2 pounds in a week....that's Fantastic!!

  9. I lost 2 pounds this week, down 18 total since October. I feel pretty good, starting to see change. I do not think I have had 10 hours of sleep since Corinne was born. I am VERY jealous!

  10. Way to go! Keep up the good work - I'm sure you can do it!! I'm going to enjoy the holidays too, and just step up the cardio a bit. After a few weeks of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred combined with Bob's Biggest Loser workout, I've lost 3 pounds and 1 inch off my waist! I'm back in my pre-preggo jeans. . . my pre-Preggo fat jeans!! I'm giving myself until March 3 to lose the last 10 pounds. . it's gonna be a strech with the holidays. Thanks for helping to keep me on track!!!!

  11. that's great! I have nothing to report, except that I really need to get on board with all of you motivated mamas out there!! I'll join you eventually!

  12. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



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