New Year’s Stereotype

Fuck it: in 2013, I resolve to lose some weight.

I know all the arguments against making that resolution and I don’t care. I’ve got children who sleep through the night*, I’m not a full-time milk machine anymore (Grace nurses at bedtime and maybe once during the day), and I have literally zero pants that fit me.


Although I will not be able to start running (which is the exercise I think I’d like to use) until I can afford new sneakers and a new bra. So that kind of sucks. But I’ll at least start doing my yoga video again to get stretchy.

I won’t be posting my starting weight, because I don’t know what it is (I threw away my scale quite a while ago) (because it was broken), but I suspect it’s in the high 180s. On my frame, that is DREADFUL. My ideal weight is probably around 125 but I’d be really really happy to get down to 140. (I’m naming numbers because that’s the way my head is stuck, but my real goal is to fit into some clothes. I have a ton of size 8 and 10 jeans. So that would be good.)

I’ll miss my boobs when they go away.

*this was true when I wrote it on the 1st, but in the time since Grace has woken me up every night for water and/or the potty. Sigh.

9 thoughts on “New Year’s Stereotype

  1. Nana

    January 4, 2013 at 7:20pm

    didn’t I send you two pairs of sneakers?
    I have another pair if those aren’t what you want. Let me know.
    Of course, I only THINK they will fit you…

  2. Lauren

    January 4, 2013 at 8:56pm

    I’m the same way. I have a weight I’d like to get to ideally but really, I’d just be happy if I didn’t have to keep buying pants.

    And shirts.

    So: good luck! And may we both fit in our clothes by the end of it.

  3. Nina the slackmistress

    January 4, 2013 at 10:18pm

    I am here to support you in any way I can (although probably holding your boobs while you run isn’t practical.)

    In other news, (my) Will said to me after the party wrapped up the other day “I don’t mean to be inappropriate, but Annika looked HOT.” I agreed. So you are working it all the way (but wanting to be healthier is always a good thing!)

    What size shoe are you? Your running sneakers will need to be a half size to a size and a half larger…
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  4. Amanda

    January 5, 2013 at 8:20am

    My boobs were the thing I missed the most when I lost weight, too. Although, now that I’m on my way to gaining it back (I really need to get back into an exercise program), it’s all coming back on my hips and thighs. If I have to have fat thighs, I want the boobs to go with them!

  5. Crystal

    January 5, 2013 at 8:54am

    I’m not saying this to flatter, but I think you’re overestimating your start weight. I’m pretty good at knowing where weight is hiding (I hide it well on myself) and from the last time I saw you, I would think you were in the 160s or low 170s. Not that I was thinking about the at the time.

    I’m in the same place, though… I had gotten myself in a comfortable range before the move, but lack of time and lots of fast food got my back up in the 160s and I can’t break into the 50s again. And the cold isn’t making it easy to go running.

    I have a pair of Nike 9.5s that would gladly make their way down to you if they’re your size.
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  6. Annika

    January 5, 2013 at 12:30pm

    Nina–My regular shoe size is about a 7.5 (actually a little smaller but they don’t make quarter sizes), or an EU 38. I didn’t know that running shoes are supposed to be bigger–is that still true if what I mean by “running” is walk two blocks, jog one? (Also, I was wearing Spanx at the party. And lipstick. So.)

    Crystal–my frame is significantly smaller than the average person of my height (5’5) so I weigh more than it looks like. I am actually the same size that I was four or five years ago in the high 150s/low 160s, but my weight is higher and my belly is fatter. According to an industrial scale the other week, I am in the 190s (clothed, without shoes), but I find that unlikely.

  7. allison

    January 6, 2013 at 5:00pm

    I could have written this exact same post, minus the nursing piece. I hit a weight this summer that freaked me out and I don’t usually freak out over my weight too often. And the shopping trip when I realized that I would either have to lose some weight or start shopping at the plus size department was the final straw. Note: I am not against plus sized women, but it was a shift in my thinking that I wasn’t quite ready to make.

  8. dizzy

    January 6, 2013 at 10:02pm

    You could also consider something as simple as pushups/dips and squats/lunges. Plank is a killer too. Muscle mass burns longer and is great for your bones!

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