I've also decided that I'm no longer blaming my size on baby-weight because in reality, it's lack-of-sleep-weight. Did you know that? One of those nifty Ivy League schools did a sleep study and found that on average, people who got less than 7 hours of sleep each night could have up to 33 extra pounds of weight. Yikes! So not only does having babies make you fat, but keeping them makes you fatter! That was so not in ANY of the baby books I read.
Since mid-December last year, I joined a gym and have made a conscience effort to lose 25 pounds. Total loss so far? Nada. Yup, nothing.
Discouraging, yes, but I have a goal and I'm going to look hotter when I hit 30 than I ever did at 29. Ah heck, since 22 realistically. I want to be one of those moms that other people see and say, "She's had two kids? No way! She looks fabulous!!" I'll even take the snide remarks, "She must have had some work done. Skinny B@#$&."
I know I'm not the only one. Unless you're Marisa and get to be naturally skinny (grrrrr) then you're probably struggling like I am. And if you're putting forth the effort with diet and exercise too, then sleep may also be your culprit. Maybe we should start a movement, Sleeping Yourself Skinny. Couldn't hurt right? Plus your children will have the added benefit of a well rested mama and I don't know about you, but sleep equals patience and I need that in spades.
*Yawn* Naptime anyone?