Tag Archives: Weight Gain

129. 2 Doesn’t Fit.

I think the title of this post pretty much sums it up.  I am at 129 pounds and my standard size two pants barely fit me – if I squeeze into them and I am okay with some severe muffin top and maybe a small dose of camel toe, than yes they fit, but I am 100% not okay with either of those two unsightly characteristics when it comes to how my pants fit.

I resolve that losing this weight and getting back to my goal weight range (120 – 125 lbs) will not be my New Year’s resolution because I want to be back at 125 by January 1, 2013 – I know this is a super duper challenge with holiday treats abound and calories just seeming to fly directly into my mouth, but I genuinely believe that you can do anything you put your mind to and I am putting my mind to losing 4 lbs by December 31.

Tonight, my company is holding their annual holiday party, which means that alcohol will be streaming from the bars and I’m sure lots of fried and sugary snacks will be pouring out of waitresses hands all evening long – this is going to be hell for the little Fat Girl trying to manage her intake of unhealthy little buggery food items.

I am a bit depressed about this recent weight gain and I feel like I’ve let myself down to be perfectly honest, which is not the greatest feeling to have around the holidays.  I guess that means I just need to pick myself up by the boot straps, close my mouth and start moving my legs like a crazed hamster on a wheel.


Fat Girl


Starting off Thursday With an Explosion…


…In the upper part of my pants…

It’s Thursday – I have not been to the gym once this week even though I had resolved last Thursday to get to the gym four to five times a week.

I went to pull on a pair of jeans and happened to grab a pair that were literally baggy on my waist, hips and thighs just two months ago.  Well, don’t worry folks, they wholeheartedly squeeze me now and do you know why?  I am absolutely sure you can guess…yes, my butt has exploded into a mess of extra jiggly stuff.

I think that the major thing other than the gym that is causing my rapid fire butt explosion is the fact that I have been eating relatively large dinners late at night – nothing unhealthy – it’s just that it is far too late when I am actually eating.  TH got sushi at Haru in Times Square last night at like 8:30.

Well before I head off to work, I had to do something to soothe my soul before going out into the cold weather already depressed about the growth on the back of my body so I am listening to upbeat Christmas carols in my apartment.

Time to reel it in all in today…No late dinners and hopefully I get to the gym too.


Fat Girl

30 Minute Challenge

Three reasons I am starting what I call the “30 Minute Challenge”

  1. I am outside of my goal weight range, currently bopping along at a nearly giggly 127 lbs.
  2. I need motivation to get to the gym and a lot of my friends are super busy and I’m super busy so it is hard to align schedules and make gym dates.
  3. I have consistently been setting my alarm for 6:15 to 6:45 am to get up, get out of bed and hit the gym.  (That has not been working for me – I just roll over and reset it)

What is the 30 Minute Challenge?


I am going to challenge myself to make sure I make it to the gym 30 minutes a day four to five days a week.  Pink stars (like the one to the left)  mean I have gotten Imagemy butt to the gym four days in one week.  Gold stars mean I have gotten to five days in one week.  Hopefully you will be seeing stars in my upcoming posts!  FYI – my week will start on Sundays!


Fat Girl

Uh oh! It’s happening!

So I am writing tonight after a long day at work because I am beginning to notice some potentially serious post-wedding weight gain (my weight is currently fluctuating around the 125 – 127 level and my goal is to stay between 120 – 125 with 125 being my holiday max)…I need to kick it into gear and crush my growing fat cells in their tracks.  Here are five reasons I think I am gaining weight…

1) It is cold out and I could use a little extra blubber for insulation so I have the ability to rationalize not going to the gym and having a cookie instead

2) The winter season/holidays are making me want to eat my face off.  I am particularly craving items such as hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, anything apple-crispy-like

3) Things at work are a little crazy right now and it’s been a little difficult to make time for the gym

4)  Fun holiday activities and non-fun holiday obligations are keeping me very busy and well-boozed (alcohol = calories)

5)  Winter fashions allow for big boxy sweaters to hide big butts and wiggly bellies

I cannot allow myself to get out of control this winter – I have bought too many cute clothes that I want to be able to fit into this year and next!  Send me some inspiration for counter-holiday weight gain.



Fat Girl

Right Around the Corner

2012 has flown by!  So much has happened in one year (well at least for me it has!)  I have found a wonderful new job, finished a half marathon, lost 30 lbs, got scuba certified, and married the love of my life.

As I am sure you are all aware, we are officially one week out from every American’s excuse to pig out, watch football and pass out from a tryptophan overload.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that a slew of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah parties are to follow all laden with alcohol and non-calorie conscious food lurking on easy-to-reach holiday infused tables.

Next Wednesday, TH and I are leaving NYC to fly out to his family in Austin, Texas.  Every time I visit Texas (even non-holiday weekends), I gain weight.  Not sure if it’s his mom’s southern hospitality or if it’s just that everything is bigger in Texas, including me!  I have never spent a major holiday in Texas, so this year’s Thanksgiving day is likely to be bigger and better than ever with tons of food, tons of beer and tons of football (something I’m not particularly into, but will suffer through for the sake of Texan/American general happiness).  I am going to legitimately try my best to successfully dodge major calorie bombs like loading up on the cornbread, potatoes and other unnecessary starchy fillers that make Thanksgiving worthwhile.  After all, I did work so hard to lose weight – it would be such a shame to follow the general American populous throughout this holiday season and gain it all back in a matter of a few weeks.

To that end – check out this article from 2007 –> “The Skinny on Holiday Weight Gain“.

And I will leave you with that my Fat Girl friends…sorry to be a semi-holiday downer…I know it is a struggle, but at your next holiday gathering, try to stick to the veggies and the proteins and just dabble in the bad stuff that tastes oh so good.  I am going to try my best, but there’s no doubt that social eating may get the better of me.  I will certainly keep you all up-to-date and informed this holiday season.


Fat Girl