Thursday, January 27, 2011


So, I just made a skirt.  That in and of itself is no shock to anyone, I am sure.  It's a rocking awesome skirt, easily one of the best I've made.  My problem is this - it fits, but not the way that my skirts are supposed to fit.  I didn't realize the extent of my displeasure until  Mitch took my blog pictures.  The skirt has a cute flounce in the back, so I wanted a shot of it.
This isn't even the most unflattering.  And I'm sucking in.  I know, I had a baby 6 weeks ago, but I don't think that lets me off the hook.  Here it is.  I need to lose about 10 pounds.  It isn't a lot, but it is the difference between an awesome fitting skirt, and one that I can't tuck a shirt into.  I've had troubles in the past with getting a little overzealous with my weight loss goals, and lately I've done a lot of eating to keep awake, so I'm posting this as a way to keep myself from going overboard, but also as a way to keep myself on track.

Here's the plan.  I'm not an exerciser - I don't enjoy it and so I won't make time for it.  I am planning to cut down to about 1500 calories per day, which I'm tracking via (and the associated iPhone app).  I'll do weekly weigh ins, which I will post here, perhaps on Saturdays.  I may even do some measurements, depending on what seems to be motivating me.

So, if you see me falling off the wagon, please call me out!!  I promise I won't get offended, and I'll really appreciate the support.  Also, if you have a account, please add me as your friend and we can keep track together!


mkt said...

Just be careful... I had a friend do this last year after she had a baby and she cut too many calories and her milk dried up. Good luck with the weight loss!

Sarahbelle said...

I am inclined to say, "10 pounds?? Oh, please!" B-U-U-U-T. I am remembering when I needed to lose only 10 pounds, and didn't. How quickly that 10 became 20. Then 30. Then 40. And now -- oh, never mind.
So in the spirit of maternal support, (yada, yada, yada) I shall join, and we can encourage each other. provided nobody makes fun of me.

Vivi said...

Hey, Thanx for the link...I'd like to join and try to reduce few pounds... All the very best dear.. You can try as well...I found it useful..

Searls Stuff said...

Rah, rah, Katie! I will cheer you on toward success! (Even though I think you look wonderful.)