Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Anybody got a baby I can breastfeed?

Because no matter what I do these days, I can't seem to lose any weight. I don't understand. Since joining a gym, in which I work out a minimum of 3 times a week, I haven't lost anything. Nope. In fact, it's creeping in the opposite direction. What gives?

No, I'm not pregnant.

No, I'm not eating any more than normal.

Actually, it occurred to me that this plateau began right around the time that I gave up breastfeeding. Crapper. My metabolism has completely shut down sinse that teary-eyed night two months ago. I knew that breastfeeding burned a ton of calories, but I guess I never really factored it in to my daily regime. I factored it as an "extra" bonus.

Anybody got any recommendations on how to kick start my metabolism again?

I purchased the Biggest Loser Wii game--which looked really awesome when I saw the previews on the show. If anyone can kick anything into gear it's Jillian Michaels.

Doesn't your heart go out for her thigh muscles? Poor things.

I haven's stepped onto the Wii fit board since my hilariously, tragic fall last January. Why is it that my falls are ALWAYS hilarious? And why is it that my falls are always seen by PEOPLE I KNOW?

That's it--I'm going to face my fear, stand on my wii fit and get yelled at for about 30 minutes from a digital avatar that looks like me. Wish me luck.


  1. the title of this post cracked me up!

    I did sparkpeople.com and the 30 day shred to lose weight in May-- they were both good tools.

  2. I never give weight loss advice. It would be like Joan Crawford talking about good parenting. NO WIRE HANGERS!

    But here's an interesting perspective from some smarty British people. I read this just before moving over to my daily blogroll. Serendipity?

    Phys Ed: Why Doesn’t Exercise Lead to Weight Loss?

    Please pay special attention to the non-weight benefits of exercise! Skinny does not equal healthy. Ask somebody with a coke habit...

    Also remember: muscle tissue is twice as dense as fat, so you may not be losing weight, but you'll look slimmer and more toned.

    Furthermore, the very existence of more muscle eventually raises metabolism. See, we have to spend calories just to maintain muscle cells. Fat just sits there. So, over time, the actual weight loss will kick in.

    This is why I think bathroom scales are the work of the devil and should be banned.

  3. Thank you so much for recommending that article Misty. It really puts things in perspective and it's guilting me to sign up for our local Turkey Trot.

  4. I think sex burns lots of calories.

  5. Dude, I know that's you Eugene! Anonymous, schnonymous!

  6. Ha!!!
    Let me know you like the biggest loser wii game. I totally want it!



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