Instead, the challenge has 'guidelines'. Guidelines to help 'guide' us on our way to becoming slim, healthy and fabulous. The very simple guidelines are on the sidebar under my profile. If you think its for you then let me know and I will invite you to become a co-poster.
A number of things have happened over the past four years that have both directly and indirectly lead to this post today.
- three children in 3 years. After number one I got the 'flummy' but I lost my pregnancy weight in about three months. I wondered then what all the lark was about losing weight after having a baby. Then I had another and then another - with not enough space in between (and possibly not enough motivation) to lose the second pregnancy weight. Now? Now I am at the weight I was when I GAVE BIRTH to my first child. The only difference is I don't have a nice big baby bump, instead I have a fabulously flumptious and flappy flummy. Not to mention so many curves I'm in danger of being a fuckin ball.
- I had to go to a big persons shop while I was at home last to by jeans.
- Some of the kids at the kindy still keep asking when I'm having the baby.
- I worked my BMI out a couple of days ago and I was 'obese' - this made me cry it did. I know, I know, different bodies, different shapes rah rah, but 'obese' was NEVER a word I thought I would use when talking about self. Fortunately for me my mummy meltdown last night, during the night and this morning scared 400grams away and I am 85.4 today. I realise that's probably just the difference between a cup of coffee and a bit fart but still, I'm grasping here. I need to get to 80kg to be considered just 'overweight' and then 65kg I think to be 'normal'.
- There is also a whole lot of other shit that in itself is very stressful. Brain tumors, alcoholism and other dysfunctional family goings on. I stress eat.