Friday, September 18, 2009

My Lovely Lady Lumps

I'm kissing my well-earned mama curves goodbye. Starting on Monday I will begin a diet and exercise program as part of a university weight loss study. It will have rules, strict diet guidelines, an exercise schedule, and accountability. I have to get weighed and measured a few times during the study, which lasts for 12 weeks.

As much as I hate to admit it, I've grown pudgy and soft around the middle. Actually, I like the extra weight in my face. I look a lot healthier than I ever did in my younger years. But, my muffin top has turned into a cake top!

I think my girth widened back when I was in my mid to late 30s and I had a cubicle job. Sitting in a cubicle day after day after day really changed my figure! Then in my 40s I had two babies. And the weight didn't just fall right off like it did in my 20s. Imagine that.

My husband took part in a weight loss study with this same University two or three years ago. That study was a two-week diet and exercise study and I participated unofficially alongside him. He lost ten pounds and I lost eight. Since then, we've added another little daughter and more fluff to my figure. But, I've proven to myself that I can follow a supervised plan and meet accountability expectations. I have my hopes up that I can do well on this study too.

Since I'm going to start dieting on Monday, I've got all weekend to eat the good stuff! I asked my husband to take me out to dinner this weekend and I'm really going to enjoy it! The whining begins in three short days!


Wolfpak5 said...

Good luck. Just remind yourself that you are doing it for your health, not to lose weight. That is what worked for me to lose 30 pounds, that and the money incentive worked too.

Kate said...

Best wishes! I agree with Wolfpak5! =)

Living With Cavemen said...

Good Luck! I've decided to start a diet after my b-day. I've grown a cake top too. And I didn't just have 2 babies.

Shelley said...

I think the money might do it for me. :) So how's it going so far?

Oh, and...shovel? Isn't that what husbands are for? lol