Have I mentioned that in a four year period I gained a total of 180lbs over three pregnancies? Actually, I gained nearly 70lbs with my first child who was born in 2005, nearly 60lbs with my second child born in 2007, and nearly 50lbs with my third child born in 2009? Between each pregnancy I lost all the weight, only to get knocked up again 15 months later. No, really, all of my kids are born in July, and every other October for 6 years I got pregnant. My “every other October” is fast approaching, but this time I had my husband neutered. I am also considering sleeping in separate rooms just in case. Enough about my husband, back to me.
My poor abused body is looking like some “before” photo for a diet ad. Although I have lost all the weight again, my body does NOT look like it did in October of 2004 before I got pregnant for the first time. I honestly feel like I don’t know who’s loose flabby skin I’m living in, but I wish I did so I could give it back.
So “Shaping Up,” is going to be a page where I journal just about diet and exercise. I’ll be posting things I never would have dreamed of like my weight in pounds, measurements, and maybe even photos. I need some real motivation, and maybe that motivation is shrinking to a normal size so I don’t need to be reformatted to fit your screen. I can’t be fabulous with muffin top. I don’t care who you are, muffin top is a fabulousity killer. You’ll find that some times I’ll post often here, while other times I’ll be absent for weeks, months, maybe years…have I mentioned I hate exercising? I’m just too poor for plastic surgery.