Update #2: July 1, 2014
Post Baby Starting Weight: 160
Current Weight: 147
Goal Weight: 120 (pre-baby was 125)
Current Clothing Size: maternity and elastic-waisted shorts (still can't fit into my size 6 "fat" shorts)
Goal Clothing Size: 4
First of all, I want to say that I DID NOT enjoy taking this awkward selfie. I cut out my face/head so you can't prove that it's me, but sadly, it is. That awful flab is all me right now. After looking at the pictures, I was super hesitant to post any of them, but I'm keeping it real...
So I've lost some weight by default, but I've sort of stagnated. Why? Who knows, but it's beyond depressing. I went for a walk the other day only to realize that my shadow looked gross, and that it was jiggling as I walked. EEW. Why is it so hard to lose weight when it is so easy to put it on? I know it has only been three weeks since I gave birth, but I want quicker results.
What have I been actively doing to lose weight? Well, besides my extreme diet, I have been slowly working my way up in the amount of sit-ups I have been doing. I'm at 100/day, and I'm hoping to be able to sit and do at least 200-300 in one sitting (the 100 today was done in two shifts). I have also been doing the AB DVD of the T25 workout because it is low impact, and I cannot do the other DVD workouts yet because it hurts... down there... to do them, and I'm not technically supposed to be doing that yet. (Dr. J., if you're reading this... try to stop me!).
My T-Rex arms have been struggling to do push ups. I only made it to 15 yesterday. I hate push-ups. Haven't been able to graduate to using my Perfect Push Ups yet. As for cardio, the weather has been way too sticky and icky to go outside. Maybe this week I'll be able to walk off some of this flab with the family in tow. Today, I did 1.5 miles on the elliptical in 20 minutes, and I guess I'll have to stick with that low-impact cardio until I can do high-impact workouts. What I wouldn't give to be able to run (and to have the time to do so - I MISS MY TREADMILL)!
I'm still grossed out by my flabby tummy and my as-wide-as-the-chair-fat-when-I-sit thighs. I also feel like I still have a visible double chin that if photographed incorrectly looks just awful (photograph me from above!). Unfortunately, as much as I hate my limited maternity wardrobe, I'm still wearing it (and whatever else I can find in black). I refuse to spend more money on clothes that I will not be wearing long and in sizes that shall not be uttered aloud, and I fully plan on burning some of these maternity items when I graduate to a decent clothing size that I have in stock.
Sigh... my body depresses me. Good thing my husband doesn't share my sentiment, and my boys couldn't care less how mommy looks as long as mommy is around for hugs, kisses, and to make food!
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Cyndi M. Frick
Author of The Most Unlikely Mother Unfiltered: An Overshare of Embarrassing Truths About Motherhood