In 2011, I vow to get better fit so that when we adopt I will have the energy to run around after the little Bundle.
Plus, BMI is often a piece of information one must include in their Dossier, I think? And I dont even want to discuss where mine falls. (ouch)
How demented is it to say that with pregnancy woman watch their bellies grow, but with my adoption journey I hope to watch my belly shrink. LOL (is that a totally strange statement, or have other chubby adoptive hopefuls had the same thought?)
Before Kev and I got married, I did not know that hormones were reeking havoc with my body, but I did manage to slim down to a nice, cute chubby shape. Not skinny minny, but more a smaller-chubby-me. I worked SO VERY HARD for a year to just lose "some" weight, 2 to 3 sizes but I looked good and felt good and was a street size 14.
I ate something sweet only once a week, drank tons of water, hiked, bicycled 6 to 8 miles about 4 to 6 times a week, did several types of floor crunches, and added walk-aerobic videos.
For how hard I worked I should have been teeny-tiny and >ripped<...Honestly!
But I instead, my weight was "ok", and I felt very pretty. (see blushing bride, below)
After the wedding, I packed on some pounds, and am now prewedding weight plus a few.
I work out less (though I am still active and I do love hiking) Plus I am an emotional eater, so you can just imagine how that is working for me this past year.
How much of this is menopause? hormones? the fact that I am simply older (40 in March-gasp) I don't know?
Anyone else out there experiencing premature menopause or other hormone issues and and having serious trouble with weight loss, reach out. We can all use the support.
Doctors seem to think I simply need to try harder. Hmmmmmmm.....
I tried Pilates earlier last year, and I really liked it, but I had super duper serious hot flashes every time.
Still, it was exciting to go from someone who could not roll up off the mat, to being able to successfully do so weeks later.
The plus side, Pilates made me feel very strong and very relaxed.
The down side, I did not lose any weight and the hot flashes were awful.
Add to all of this my vegetarian status, and the fact that I do love carbs and sugar, and..well... it paints a bad picture.
What is a "hormonal-menopausal, infertile, vegetarian, sugar loving, emotional-eating, hot-flashing" gal to do?
Somehow, I vow to lose weight this year.
Winter wild weather here in the Northeast? That's ok, I have my friend Leslie Sansone to motivate me while walking in front of the tube. Let the snowflakes fall, and the ice freeze, I will be walking away my worries!
Spring will be here soon and I will get out there to bike and hike again with my handsome honey.
Chubby adoptive hopefuls everywhere, UNITE!!