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Did you hear that?

Monday, June 01, 2009

emoticonDid you hear that? It was me hitting bottom...finally.

I have been standing in front of my closet (it was open) trying to find anything to wear to a fancy, evening wedding this coming Friday. We do not have the money to purchase me a new dress, so I thought I would have something, anything to wear.

I do have several choices:

1) A black maternity dress (I am not pregnant and my son is almost 3)

2) A black nursing top to go with the one skirt that fit.

3) Black pants that are way to casual to wear to a $200 a plate wedding.

I managed to "find" a non-nursing black top and the one black skirt to wear. I have no idea if I have any panty hose that fit...and I guess I better investigate that now. I am going with, "nope"....better buy new and bigger ones tomorrow.

What has happened to me? Most women stay home with a child and are content. Me...I got fatter!

So...starting NOW...even with the trip to New York on the horizon....I am going to lose weight. I won't eat more than one slice of pizza in NY (the only meal sometimes) and I will stop snacking. This is war....and I plan on winning! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD350167
    I'll share a story with you: when I was pregnant with my youngest son, I went to Ross to buy maternity clothes one day. There were some older women (think 60's or so) who were shopping in the same department. They weren't pregnant, nor were they large women. They just kept talking about how comfortable maternity clothes were compared to regular clothes. Clothes don't make the woman...the woman makes the clothes! Wear what you have and be proud of what you've accomplished. I promise that there are a million women out there dressed to the 9's who wish they could stay home with their children while wearing their maternity clothes!!!
    4342 days ago
    I know you are stressing over your clothes. It is so hard to find a fancy outfit since we so seldom go to these kind of affairs. But don't be so hard on yourself. You have lost weight since Nason was born. You just haven't gone to any upscale events since before having him. So, naturally, wouldn't have anything to wear.

    So, go to New York and do the best you can. It is hard to travel and diet too. You know how I get when I travel. But, the best part of travelling is coming home with an overwhelming desire to eat right again.

    Have a wonderful time. You go out so rarely, you deserve to have a super time.

    Anyway, you know I love you with some meat on your bones.

    Always and Forever,
    Mom emoticon
    4342 days ago
    ps - I still have maternity clothes in my wardrobe too. In fact, I have some that I feel too big to wear now.

    4342 days ago
  • GIANNA345
    Keep up the good fight!
    4342 days ago
    go Christie GO!
    You may feel like you've lost battles to get to this point but remember the continental army didn't do so well at first but later the British surrendered.
    you can win your war! emoticon emoticon
    4342 days ago
    When you're down, and have hit rock bottom...the only way is up (and I'm not referring to weight)! It is a challenge to stay away from the snacking, and not finish what was on the little one's plate and it comes to choices, and those are the hardest to make.
    If you're aware of what needs to be done, then you can do it!
    4342 days ago
    Oh no I was hoping it was your cell phone!! I was motivated by you and on Saturday I finally packed up all my maternity clothes to donate to charity. Yes not only was I holding on to them - I was still wearing a favorite sweater, Hannah is 6 and they will all be gone tomorrow! I enjoy staying home with the kids but there is such an easy access to food at all times of the day. There is no waiting for your coffee break or lunch hour. Sometimes it's grab and go and other times it's just finishing that last little bite. Do you have any consignment shops? Maybe you could find a top to go with the skirt that fits.

    4342 days ago
    Yeah, when you have children your priorities change. If they didn't the human race wouldn't have survived this far. Then comes the time when you have to shift back, and that's not easy, particularly if like me you've accumulated a certain amount of padding. Makes for soft cuddles for babies, but not so good for self esteem.

    At least on the bottom there's nowhere further to fall.
    4342 days ago
    I think when we become moms we throw ourselves into motherhood. Me time and who cares what I look like time stops. I had four children so for me at my lowest point of what do I look like 220 pounds. I still have the picture and let me tell you thankful I woke up when I hit 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now trying to get my daughters to do the same. I think we all need that HAH moment??? emoticon
    4342 days ago
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