Diet Starts Monday!

Uncategorized | | August 26, 2008 at 4:57 pm

No really, it does. Well, more like makeover starts today. For the last 4 years I have been either pregnant or nursing constantly and have paid little or no attention to myself. Since I gained a lot of weight with my first born ,and did not bother to lose it before being pregnant with my next baby, things kind of ballooned (excuse the phrase) out of control. Some people do well during pregnancy, they glow and look radiant. I do not! It is amazing how much tending to someone else’s needs makes you ignore your own. If you ever do manage to steal time for yourself it is so guilt-wrangled.

When you have never remembered to use lotion, can’t recall if you dragged a brush through your hair, have clothes that are constantly food-stained, and have no energy to spare, it is difficult to find a reason enough to make yourself look like you know you should. If you read my Spa With Power Tools post you would gain a snippet of just how low maintenance I have become. I think having a job before and giving it up to be home has made me slightly fixated to make sure the kids get all the focus. I have made taking care of them my new “job” so taking time off seemed like I was cheating on the job. Of course that has been a ridiculous notion since everyone knows that a well rested and balanced mommy is an asset to all.

Anyway back to me, dealing with me. On the verge of starting a new job I decided to go shopping. A store assistant asked me what size I was and I realized I hadn’t the foggiest, since most of my clothes were pregnancy clothes. And truth be told a part of me did not want to know too. I know I have been shying away from photos and become aghast when I see what I look like when I do end up in any. I began to wonder, how on earth did I let things get so out of control? How indeed!

Well the bulge stops here. Stay blogged for updates to a new me… Mmm well make it more like finding the old me once again!

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