So fast forward a few months, my asthma and allergies started acting up again and I had to go back on some steroids for my lungs and along came pounds. More belly fat than anything - I look like I'm 12 months pregnant - and it was a bit deflating. Like I have semi regular chick legs and dunlap syndrome. Time to bust out the spanks for a while lol. Anyway, I've made a decision to go back to maintaing the lifestyle change that was working so well for me and lose the weight I re gained and get down to my target size. I haven't decided entirely what that is yet. I don't want to be skinny, my man is a big guy and I like it that way. What would he look like dating a chick who looks like she could use a sandwich or two lol. I want to be thick enough but tone, firm and fit. I've come to the realization that my boobs really aren't going anywhere. I had to go get fitted for a bra and while the back strap got a little smaller I'm busting out of the biggest size that Lane Bryant carried (Double H here I come UGH). While guys may not see this as a problem, ladies I'm sure you can respect having to lug 30lb boulders around on your chest all day! Anyway, I digress...
So yesterday I went back to drinking nothing but water with every meal. For me, when I drink something flavored with a meal it encourages me to eat more. Water brings a little blandness, even to the best meals, and gives me the little extra I need to stop when I'm satisfied. Then I don't feel bad for overeating and I'm not all super bloated and wobbling around for the rest of the day. I also started counting calories again. Not really hard, I have a profile on this website called My Fitness Pal and I just plug in what I ate for the day and it tells me how I did. It tells me how much I will weigh in 5 weeks if I stay at that daily rate and so on and so forth. I love it. I've been absent from it for a couple months, but I'm getting back on track now. I've made a lot of friends, you can find work out buddies and there's never a lack of encouragement. If anyone sets up a profile look for me. My screen name is FaithfulSmiles82. I will be happy to be an encouragement!
Since I'm not in enough shape to start playing soccer again, I love to Zumba and dance. I have an Xbox Kinect at home and I love to do it in my living room because I don't have to watch all the experienced Zumba chicks show off while I'm on my last breath to keep up in the first 15 minutes. I do like to hit the class in the gym once in a while though because the right instructor really pumps you up. I'll be ready again soon.
Any other ideas that anyone has to contribute would be greatly appreciated. Or if you have questions I would be happy to share more tips and such. I'll keep you updated with the Chubby Chick Chronicles :)