Friday, March 18, 2011

WARNING: Super Tacky Post

I am not kidding. I am about to be tacky. This is the real me. If you are sensitive to people being politically correct, skip this post.

I have not been hard core about weight loss lately, this is not new. But I am uncomfortable (I also broke a toe that is finally better). I am going on vacation in 3 months. The time has come to get a little more serious.

I still watch weight loss shows for inspiration. And today I saw a good one. On A&E Monday nights there is a show called Heavy. Seriously overweight people (we are talking 400-600 pounds sometimes) diet and workout for 6 months and lose weight. This week's episode was good! There was a midget. He was super obese. 4'2 and 240 pounds. He lost about 70 pounds. I watched him go from rolling off a couch to doing some serious workouts. Talk about limitations in exercise. This was one bad-ass little midget.

I am signed up for a 5K on April 16th. I fully expect to have to walk it. But I am trying to see if I can run a little of it. So Wednesday I started slogging (slow jogging) with Evie. My muscles were sore from a workout and jiggly fat does not help so I walked a lot. Today, I tried again. I slogged farther by going in intervals and repeating this phrase in my head "fat midget, fat midget." Tacky? Yes, I know, but it worked! I noticed 2 things. #1 - very labored breathing and #2 - my super-sized thighs make it more difficult to slog. Things to work on.

I then went to a super cardio zumba class, came home and walked a little more. I need to amp up workouts and start working more on the diet. I need to work in phases like before and I can be successful. Some of this is harder this go around. I guess because I know how fit I can be so it is frustrating not getting right back to that point.

Here is why I have absent from blogging:

She loves to swing!
Sliding at the park!
Hanging in her crib, playing with toys way more.
Just being cute!
Enjoying her 1st St. Patty's Day Party.


Anonymous said...

Hi, just found your blog via Alissa's blogroll. The title "tacky post ahead" made me smile and I had to read. Just wanted to say how much I like your blog, and how ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE your lovely little Evie is. Have a great weekend.

135by2012 said...

Ok, seriously Fat Midget, Fat Midget mantra had me cracking up!

Oh and Evie get cuter (if that is even possible) every day. I am loving this new set of pictures. Does she keep the bows in her hair? I have a hard time with Holly, who pulls them out almost immediately.

Anonymous said...

I watched that episode too and I think, based on what I saw, he would fully appreciate your mantra. I like how he called himself a tiny god at the end.

Christine said...

What a precious baby! How lucky you are...and proud.
lol at the midget stuff. You can totally knock off the pounds in the next few months! rooting for you.

paulawannacracker said...

"fat midget"... yes, that would totally get me moving. i say, whatever works. We gotta do what we gotta do.

You can lose the weight.... I know you can.

Nicole, RD said...

She is beautiful...absolutely perfect :)

I think you sound motivated with your exercise, I'm sure the 5K will be good and you'll be able to run some of it. Keep at it! Endurance can increase so quickly with persistence :)

Losing 100 said...

Evie is so cute! I know how our little ones can take up all of our time! My seven month old had the same outfit in pink as Evie. (the blue with polka dots and stripes) Love your before and after pic's. Awesome work!

CJ said...

She has grown! Ans so pretty too!

Your post made me crack up!

Joy said...

Your baby is adorable!! I can see way you have a distraction!! So glad you are ready to get back to it. You can totally do this!! You did it before with amazing results, you can do it again!!! I believe in you!!!

Keep focused!!

sara said...

evie is ridiculously cute, CONGRATULATIONS. i am back with blog #3 (which is the charm, right?) and i would love if you stopped by and said hi sometime. i'm huger than ever but determined to get under 200 so i can make a cute little kid before i'm 40. i hope you post often, and include lots of pics. -sara

Joy said...

Hey, how are you doing? How did the race go? Hope you are doing well!!

Keep focused!!!!