For once I think I am going to try and beat the clock! Rather than wait for 2009 to knock at the door I'm going to resolve to do something today. I intend to set up a new blog to try and help me lose weight. Recent posts of expatmum and pottymummy made me feel quite pea green with jealousy. Those, added to the fact that the doctor asked whether I am going to have another baby the other day...mean that I am really going to go for it!
I've just conquered the flipping accounts. Sorted out all those crumpled receipts we had just stuffed in a big, bottomless drawer. Just e-mailed the spreadsheets over to our accountant so I am feeling a tad better with the world at large. (Also sworn a lot because I ended up deleting crucial information without taking a backup copy! And had to re-do masses last night.) Large being the operative word. I feel like I've had Christmas lunch about two months too early. Anyway I am two stone ("baby fat") too heavy at the very least. Translated into American that means 24 pounds more ballast and into European (which I can never get my head around) I think that is roughly 10.88 kilos?? (So when you think that the "average" baby weight is 3.5 kilos...that is at least 3.11 extra babies I am carrying around with me! Aaggh!)
I'm sorry to burden you with this...and I know it can be termed "too much information" but I wanted to shame myself into doing something about it. I managed to lose 2 stone between baby no.1 and baby no.2 but then promptly put it all back on again with the second pregnancy. A wonderful nutritionist helped me to lose the 2 stone but I am basically too skint to do it again with her this time. I am also terrible at doing things again: am fine the first time and then lose interest/motivation second time around. (Well...that applies to jobs at least...not children or husbands!!!) I'm amazed I'm still blogging.
OK. So I have "outed" myself. Now I have to eat less, drink no alcohol, no coffee (or at least only decaf coffee), eat no cakes, no biscuits, no bread (only rye bread), drink decaf tea, and drink no dairy milk just oat milk. Take exercise (because having a little one...does not really let me do it? Or am I being a lazy, fat, wimp?)...I don't like running (I did toy with doing the Great North Run for about 30 seconds), and my nearest swimming pool is about half an hour away by car....
Oh, for goodness sake just set up the blinking blog and see what happens!!! (Daughter asked me the other day: "When are you going to lose the baby bump?" Don't ya just love 'em!)