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:~: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 :~:

The Countdown is On

I made the mistake of checking the calendar today. Did you know there's only three weeks until Nationals? Eee-gad. Not good.

I have three weeks to figure out how I'm going to fit back into my regular slacks. My son is five months now, it's time to lose this baby weight. I'm tired of it. People tell me I look good. Yeah. Right. They're just being nice. My SIL said yesterday, "Wow. You look good. Are you running a lot now?" Hello. I had a two-week bout with bronchitis. I've just started running again. (hack, hack, cough, grumble grumble). SIL is 24 wks pregnant. Of course I look good compared to her. I don't look pregnant! (BTW...I hate her. She has just the tiniest little bulge of a belly, and she looks cute and perky and gorgeous. And she just started wearing maternity clothes. Hate her. (said with all the love I can muster up right now.))

Which brings me back to this baby weight. Gotta figure out a way to get it off. I was back in my regular pants by the time Gremlin #2 was 3.5 months. Something's not right here. Of course, I was in my 20's with him, and I'm now in my 30's (shhh...don't tell anyone), but that's no excuse. DH says I was more dedicated to working out after Gremlin #1 and #2. This time (so he says), I'm more interested in writing.

Well, yeah. And someday my writing's going to get you that little sports car you want, DH.

So baby weight (sorry, got sidetracked there). Linda's considering the Special K diet to lose six lbs. Piper's going drastic and may cut off a leg or two to drop her weight. Somewhere in between seems like a better fit for me. (Have an aversion to blood. Hacking off my legs might not work.) I've done the low carb thing - and while it worked great the first time, anytime I tried after, it didn't work so well (think my body just remembered and said "No way. Not this time." Maybe I should just wire my mouth shut. Yeah. That'd work. Of course, baby might not like it - kinda limits what he gets.


Will have to ponder this some more.

In the meantime, I'll obsess over my agent search, Nationals and the three weeks left to get an agent BEFORE Nationals. My days are dwindling. I sooo want to give back my agent appointment and enjoy the conference without stressing about pitching.

And I'd really like to be back in my regular slacks by then. Maybe I should hit the grocery store and get some Special K.

Or a hacksaw.


Blogger Paty Jager said...

E- Gotta laugh! You do look good for having a baby 5 months ago. And don't roll your eyes and groan!
But I also know the feeling of not getting off those last pounds. I am having a battle of the bulge(thighs, hips) myself and eating the same diet I did three years ago where I lost about 40 pounds, but now it just doesn't seem to be working as well. Of course it could be that when I was dieting before, we were building a house. Climbing up and down scaffolding and making umpteen trips walking back and forth between the new house and old house could have had a lot to do with the fact that now I walk to feed the horses twice a day, go to work, and sit on my butt and write the rest of the time!:)
So it could be a correlation to how many hours we spend with our butts in a chair in front of the computer! But you know - I think I'd rather have a few extra pounds than give up my story telling! How about you??

8:18 AM  
Blogger Piper Lee said...

You do look great Eli. I wish I looked like a famous movie star. Oh well, not all of us can look like Renee Zellweger!

I had a baby almost two years ago and I still have 50 lbs. to lose; that is just so disgusting. If I average it out I have gained 10 lbs. for each child I have given birth to and I have never lost the weight.

That is so sad. You should feel good about the way you look; it could be worse you could look like me! LOL (I really am not wishing that curse on you, don't worry!) :)

Seriously though, neither you or Paty have anything to worry about. We have to remember we're not 18 anymore. I will never be 118 pounds again. It's not a reality. Unless of course I do use the said hacksaw and get rid of a few limbs! *BG*

We could look at it like this:

I have extra pounds because I have gained so much knowledge over the years. The extra weight is because my brain has grown so much since I was 18 and clueless.

See! It's all settled, we are heavier because we're smarter! All these little skinny butt bimbos in the world have nothing on us!

10:20 AM  

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