Slim Shady

Come to find out when you stay at home, you can gain weight.

I wasn’t aware this was going to be an issue.  But it is.

I spent the entire summer in my favorite khaki shorts.  Love those things.  Cozy, comfy, a little bit cute too.  Or at least I think so.  Not too short, not too long.

We recently had a small dip in the temperature, and accordingly so, I dug out my jeans.  Fluffed them out, and got excited about how now I can wear pants.  It had been a while.  I used to wear jeans all the time at work.  It was a very business casual atmosphere.

Sweet, let’s get these puppies on.





Grab another pair.  Clearly THAT pair had shrunk or belonged to an 11 year old girl.

My most favorite pair, sweet.



They don’t fit.

Nor did the other 10 pairs I dug out and tried on.

I have no pants.

Well, I have one pair that I can button, but lawdy it is a hot ass mess around the muffin area.  HOT ASS MESS.



I have to lose weight.  I have too many cute pairs of pants to go and buy a new set.  I refuse.

So, starting Wednesday (Because Mondays are too much pressure.) Mama is back on her diet.  Nothing crazy.  No starvation here kids.  I am a grown ass woman, I am not going to starve.

But I have to make some serious changes to my diet.

I have to break up with Carbs.
Hey carbs, it isn’t you it’s me.  I love you too much and this relationship has become one of dysfunction and co-dependence.  I will still visit.  Just not as often, and I am not going to stay for very long.  Don’t make this harder than it has to be.
PS.  I will miss you a whole lot.  More than you know…

So.  It starts.  Back to grapefruit or Grown Folk cereal in the morning, Tuna wraps and lean meats for lunch with good leafy greens.  Back to quinoa, whole grains, etc. etc.




Not really, but it is better than looking like I am trying to steal a motorcycle tire around my waist every time I try and put on my jeans.  Not cool.  Not cool at all.

Leave it to me to diet after the Summer, prior to Winter.

154 lbs currently.  Goal:  15-20lbs weight loss by end of November.

I can totally do this.

*After the meatloaf and mashed potatoes I am making tonight of course.  😉

Anyone have any breakfast or lunch suggestions?  I get stuck in a rut and that is how I fall off the diet wagon.

Boredom.  I lost 16lbs at the beginning of the year, but was eating the same thing all the time.  Then I got back together with Carbs, and you know how that goes.

As Always,

Woman on Pause



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13 thoughts on “Slim Shady

  1. Well it was one heck of a wake up call. I knew I had gained SOME weight, but I didn’t think it was that much. <—- That's what I get for wearing stretchy khaki all summer.

    My biggest hurdle is the Hubs and the two boys eat a certain way. Because they play football, baseball, and work shift work as a Steel Worker. They need the carbs. (PS. I always do fresh fruit veggies, etc) But with them, there must be a meat, a carb, and veggie. And then add a bread. Because those little buggers can eat!
    So I eat what I cook them.
    I have a bad hip. I can't exercise. They lost weight, I found it. FOUND IT!! Hahahaha

    I just need to not eat what I serve them other than the veggies and lean meats. At least until I can get my pants on. Girl has to have goals.

  2. I also do smoothies for breakfast. Always a banana and then some strawberries or perhaps unsweetened natural no crap added peanut butter. A plop of plain yogurt, some cocoa, one packet stevia, and fill cut to line with unsweetened almond milk. It is great.

    Lunch is usually a salad of one sort or another.

    Easiest way to lose weight is stop eating all the processed prepackaged pretend food. Well, easiest to type, not so easy to do. I’ve been doing the Whole Life Challenge which uses a modified paleo diet and getting rid of all the sugar cut out a LOT of food and helped me lose the last five stubborn pounds I’ve been trying to get rid of for six months.

  3. Okay, so I got engaged last year and at the beginning, did what all brides swore they’ll do: lose weight. Now, with the wedding 6.5 months away, have I lost a pound? No. Did I try? Yes. Problem? Dieting and wedding planning are a bad mix if I want to maintain my relationship with humanity.

    Am I trying again? Uh-huh. Why? Because like you, I now have a closet full of pants that one freakin’ size too small. So far, the key to my happiness is protein. Specifically, eggs. Which are seriously versatile little buggers so you get the nutrition without the boredom.

    • I do love me some eggs. And CONGRATS by the way! How exciting!!!

      I told someone else in the post before, I am finding reasons already to not do the diet. I have to DO THIS>>>>>

      Ugh.. Can’t we pay someone to just remove it without invasive surgery. Like a wizard or fairy or something??

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