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On Friday, I fully intended to wear a very pretty red velvet dress to our office Christmas party. I got it months ago (very off-season) brand new for $3.50 at Lane Bryant. For a brand new, beautiful dress, I couldn’t pass it up! I thought I’d be able to wear it at Christmas this year.

And I could. Except, even in Spanx Assets, I looked exactly the same as I did at 19 weeks pregnant with Libbie.

(Me at 19 weeks)

I thought maybe it was just me. I’m ultra-self-conscious.

Then at church on Sunday, one of my 4-year-olds asked me if I was having another baby. And I wasn’t even wearing an empire-waist dress.

(I didn’t wear the dress to the party. I could not bear if it one of my coworkers had asked if I were pregnant.)

I don’t say this to ask for sympathy or advice, really. I’ve just kind of reached that point. I suppose the toll of this fall has been taken; I’ve not been held accountable for my eating habits at all. I’ve been walking regularly at work for some weeks, but it’s not a huge amount of exercise. (It is SOMETHING, of which I am proud.)

In the middle of Christmas season is not the best time to come to the realization that I really shouldn’t even try to get pregnant again until I lose the rest of Libbie’s baby weight (and then some…). But a little extra awareness, a little extra exercise, and some healthful dinners should help me keep it in check until the new year.

I hope.

Just keepin’ it real, folks. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t share this part of my life. Thanks for taking me as I am.

7 thoughts on “Blegh.

  1. Hey you!!! I can totally relate to this post and kudos to you for putting this out there. I am in the same boat except my last baby was born 8 years ago. LOL You are gorgeous regardless. Just wanted you to know that. 🙂

  2. I'm sad to say I know just how you feel. And much as I want to start changing now (don't wait! do it now! You know that voice, right?) . . . it's so hard during the holidays! Or when it's cold. Or hot. Or every single day.

    Oh, maybe this is why I shouldn't wait. Again.

    On a much happier note, though – WOW! to your dress find at LB!!!

  3. I hear you. I've been feeling blah and fat for weeks now. Hubby went to the gym with me last night so I hope we can start going regularly again.

  4. Beautiful Jessie, you look smaller than me, chica! I know how you feel, though, and I commiserate. (((hugs))) And I think during the holiday season is the BEST time to come to this realization, or we can do even more damage and make the trip back to health even loooooonger. You know?

    Hope to see you back at 3FC if that helps you. We could all benefit from your wisdom and insight! 🙂

  5. I also just reached this point, myself. We have bad timing don't we?! I'll do the best I can, but I'm not giving up the Christmas goodies I wait all year for. It's depressing though, I know. I didn't lose my weight from having Aiden when I got prego with Savannah and I really paid for it…

  6. Hey Jessie,
    It was so fun meeting you and Libbie tonight! I will get those pics out to you as soon as I can edit them. 🙂


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