Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon. ~Ellen DeGeneres

Just that quote from Ellen made me want a cinnamon roll! I'll just look at a picture and be satisfied for now.

It's been quite a while since I've blogged on this weight loss blog and that's because I haven't really been focused on losing weight. I've been focused on staying alive and pain free. I've gotten the "alive" part down and am working on the "pain free" part. I thought it might be a good idea to start back with some sort of exercise. So today I went to an exercise group that the girls at church are doing.

Now...let me be clear...I was the oldest person there. I'm 46, the other 4 girls are younger than 28. They've all borne children but they don't have near the mileage on their bodies as I have on mine.

Today was body sculpting. I have too much to sculpt! My stomach looks like this...only worse! I would NOT put a photo up of my real stomach. I might get inquiries by the FCC or whoever monitors content on the they even do that? I doubt it. Anyway...

Now that I look at this chick's stomach fat I'm wishing mine looked as good!

This is what the instructor's stomach looks like after birthing 3 children! I even told her that her stomach was concave. She does not have an ounce of fat on her! She rode her bike 10 miles up and down hills for fun yesterday! Who does that? She's healthy and I say...good for her!

Again, not her real stomach but I would venture to say it's pretty darn close!

I don't know how long this exercise regimen will last but I have to do something. I go back to the doctor tomorrow and we'll see what he says about what would be best for my joints. I've never considered myself an unhealthy person. I never had one symptom from being overweight, no joint problems, no diabetes, no lung problems etc. When I've worked out in the past I never felt pain at all during a workout. Since my drug allergy and near death experience I have most of those thing. Today was VERY different. I have to remember that my body has been through hell and its going to take some time to recover.

Its not my goal to have a flat stomach. I don't even really care about that. Again, I'd be happy to shop in "normal" size clothing shops and have more of a choice than the "Omar the Tent Maker" section of the store!

We'll see what Friday's yoga day.


  1. Darn woman, you have an Omar the Tent Maker there... No fair! :) Just kidding. Yup I hear you and agree with you 100%. Keep it up. Way to go and participate. Keep us posted!

  2. loved the post. It must have been hard to go with the youngies from church - but good for you! You're worth it. And you set an example for your kids. My mom just started walking her dog every am. a few months ago. She now walks fast and then jobs a wee bit. She's lost like 10 lbs! all in the right places. And it's made her eat better. I am so thankful to see this, as i have her shape and at the moment feel like I will never be pretty again. It's not fun to get used to fat rolls hanging over jeans. Not something I ever thought I would have, but now I wonder if it's something I ever won't have! And with another c-section on the way... prospects not looking good! So you are an inspiration for me --- keep it up, I will need your example soon!!!