Ode to Stretch Marks – The scars of a fat housewife

Ode to Stretch Marks

Photo on 2014-02-03 at 11.44 #2Stretch 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

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The ‘Determined’ 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

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.

The “Plateaued” Housewife

Last year in January

I decided I was tired of being the

frumpy housewife

and wanted to be the

trophy housewife.

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!

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My daughter just asked “who’s tummy is that?”

I told her it was mine

She asked if I was pregnant.

YIKES!

However

those pants don’t fit me anymore!

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This is 2013.06.02 at 160lbs

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3 months

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This 2013.08.13 at 160lbs

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5 months

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2013.12.14 at 151lbs

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Still not satisfied!

My bellybutton still looks the same.

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2013.01.17 at 151lbs

Today at 6:10am

Chest: 34.5″

Waist: 33.5″

Hips: 38.625″

My inspiration: Look good in a bikini” 

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However

My motivation has plateaued

Seeing the pictures in sequence

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

Trophy Wifingdom.