Ode to Stretch Marks
Stretch marks Stretch marks how I loathe thee so
You have marked my body for everyone to know
I was once a fat girl hiding in my clothes
With your shiny silver appearance I feel like everyone knows
Pink, Purple and sometimes blue
Your faded colour has scarred me it’s true
No one can see the stretch marks on my brain
But the memories of hiding still remain
Laser, Tummy Tuck or Creams with boiled flesh in it
Maybe it’s time to just be zen with it
A reminder or a Battle Scar I need to choose
With a smile and a shrug I know I have nothing to lose
The bikini might wait for another day
But I am who I am no matter what way!
Much Love to my stretch marks,
The “Plateaued” Housewife
This is my story in a nutshell. I am a mother of two beautiful girls ages 6 and 2. After having my girls I put on a few extra kg’s/lbs, I averaged between 70kg/154lbs to 80kg/176lbs.
First picture of me a few days after starting our weight loss challenge
1 year and 5 months ago my husband and I finally kicked our smoking habit with the help of some boiled sweets everytime we got a craving. BAD BAD BAD idea! I started packing on the weight slowly, not even noticing it very much at first. Add to that the stresses of our immigration process and bam! You have a recipe for disaster! I tend to be a stress eater and hate it!
Once we arrived in Canada, we were trying new foods and drinks and I wasn’t get much exercise into my daily routine. The stress of being away from my family and friends was super hard and I fell into a bit of a depression the first couple of months. I weighed myself in December of 2012 and was shocked to see I had gone up to 104kg/230lbs!!! No wonder my clothes didnt fit me! No wonder I felt absolutely disgusting!
In June 2013 I found out I have Insulin Resistance and got meds to help with it. I was told I need to change my diet, cut out sugar as much as possible and change all white breads and pasta’s to brown. I did, I tried my hardest and I lost 4.9kg/11lbs, since then I’ve been up and down a little bit. While visiting my friend we decided to start this 30 Day Challenge. We started on the 10th January 2014 going through to the 10th February 2014.
This is our start. We are wanting to make a complete lifestyle change and to help inspire other moms.
We are not professionals in any regard. We want to show others, with a little bit of motivation, with a friend, with determination, YOU CAN DO IT!
We will share our experiences with you, recipes, exercise ideas and challenges with you.
Last year in January
I decided I was tired of being the
and wanted to be the
This was me on 2013.03.15 at 9:34am at 194lbs.
I haven’t looked at these pictures in a long time.
I hate them!
My daughter just asked “who’s tummy is that?”
I told her it was mine
She asked if I was pregnant.
those pants don’t fit me anymore!
This is 2013.06.02 at 160lbs
This 2013.08.13 at 160lbs
2013.12.14 at 151lbs
Still not satisfied!
My bellybutton still looks the same.
2013.01.17 at 151lbs
My inspiration: Look good in a bikini”
My motivation has plateaued
Seeing the pictures in sequence
I feel more inspired
to lose the rest of the flab
so I can be FAB!
And so I am on this blog hoping it will help impel me into