6.04.2007

{my bikini bod?}


my post-partum diet has been...well, non-existent. i've had an "excuse" for just about every day, week, and month (now six of them) since nash's birth. thanksgiving, christmas, new years, my birthday-the party just hasn't stopped. i can't keep my hand out of that cookie jar! did i say "cookie jar"? what i meant by that was the five 5-lb bags of cookies that have been sitting in my pantry (i hope you noticed that that totals 25 lbs of cookies). that's right. my mom's in town...and within a few days of her arrival she usually finds her way up to logan/wellsville to the pepperidge farm outlet. this year, she decided she better really stock up-just in case the wedding/shower plans didn't include enough cookies of their own.

i've been living on brussels, mint milanos, orange milanos, and pirouline's for days now (listed in order of preference). every night before bed i think to myself, "tomorrow i will start eating healthy food...". every morning that follows i find myself sneaking cookies in the pantry before stevie bevie gets up so he can't hear my crunching (the brussels are extra crunchy). i didn't have this sugar-tooth before my uterus waged war against the rest of my body. in fact, i didn't even have this problem during the war! i craved fruit, and salad, and salmon and all things refreshing and healthy. so why, then, do i have this curse NOW? maybe it's because i can cleverly hide my tummy with my cute baby boy (with him around, no one's looking at me anyway). maybe it's because i was always lucky enough to have a flat, hard tummy with little to no effort and the thought of having to work for it now is one i just can't bare. maybe it's because now that i've made it through pregnancy, stevie bevie thinks i'm such a trooper that he wouldn't dare comment about my post-baby body. maybe i've....let myself go?

or maybe stevie bevie figured out that the only way to change this so-called diet of mine, is to put something in our pantry that isn't full of fat, sugar and chocolate. today i got home (dizzy from a day of starvation) and went straight to the pantry for a quick cookie. it was the worst battle yet-i just made it a whole day without eating junk. granted, i had to eat nothing in order to do this, but i did it! why would i ruin that by eating a cookie? well, because THERE'S NOTHING ELSE TO EAT! out of desperation i decided to check the freezer....wedding cake, rhodes rolls....wait!!! chicken...vegetables....REAL FOOD! stevie bevie pulled through. my sweet stay-at-home, do-the-laundry, clean-the-house hubby went grocery shopping too! i am so damn lucky. with this sort of treatment, maybe my bikini bod will emerge from this flab before the bikini season is over!

10 comments:

Jewels said...

(I totally hesitate commenting now if I'm the first one!). I SO hear you on this! Ugh, eating healthy...it's so much work. My eating habits have totally gone to post since I had Cache. I'm eating better during this pregnancy, but still! I have sworn to myself and others that once this baby is born I'm going to health boot camp and get my body back in shape! But first...I think I will have some more powder sugar cookies.

jill said...

Lizzy- I don't want to hear anymore complaints on your end. I have seen you, and the fact that you fit comfortably back into your size 0 jeans after having a baby leaves you no room for complaint. For those of us who have not yet had babies however, and their stomachs are already flabby, and their once loose fitting jeans are now butt tight can most definately complain! And btw, I love mint milanos.

ps. lets hang again soon. next time your hubby comes to my house with out you, i am going to be a little upset.

{lizzythebotanist} said...

jill-
sorry about that...i can't remember what was going on...wedding stuff i'm sure. but, yes, let's hang out again. do you guys want to go see 'knocked up'? cause i sure do!

p.s. my size 0's do not fit. only my size 2's.

Alifinale said...

Wah wah wah...I don't feel a bit sorry for you either. But I do understand the need for cookies and ice cream and all things sweet. I know I will never live without them, but I do need to find a way to cut it down. I fear I will never wear a bikini again. But as BA points out, I do way too much sitting around to complain about my body. I hate when he is right.

{lizzythebotanist} said...

why are husbands always right? i shouldn't say that...a lot of the time they are right about their wive's bodies and habits....

Alifinale said...

I forgot to commend Steve for grocery shopping. Way to go! That is such a dream come true for me. That and making dinner every once in a while. You've trained him well, Liz.

BA said...

Liz,

I will report your wearing of any bikinis to Debbi. She has the power to terminate any and all privileges to swimming in her pool even if you break rules in another location. Don't make me do it. Do the right thing!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

stevie bevie is upset that i didn't mention works-at-night after all that other stuff. he's the best husband ever.

BA- if i get to the point where i want to wear a bikini again-i won't care less if i can't swim at the anderson house again! cause i'm pretty sure i'll want to show by bod off somwhere like seven peaks or the scera pool!

Alifinale said...

Ooh...that reminds me of the time I wore a bikini at 7peaks and low and behold guess who was there. She didn't speak to me once, until I put on a tank top. I doubt it was a coincidence.

Marc said...

Me wife gave up the battle this year and bought some Mormon swimsuit (something like Diviinemodestee?)... I think the Bikini bod' has already made it's way onto next year's resolutions though.

On a more pleasant note, I remember BA threatening to sic Debbie on me once if I wore a Speedo to the family pool.