I was hovering around 144 until Bobby started school every day. Then instead of spending Tuesdays and Thursdays on long sweaty walks with the kids in the jogging stroller, I sit at home on my ass pissing around on the computer while Theo naps. That and a little too much enthusiastic winter baking and blammo - three more pounds.
Back around 2004 when I was equally determined to lose weight I engineered a sensible diet for myself - dramatic cut down of carbs, no sweets, small portions, healthy stuff, plus a short Pilates workout every morning. I lost 25 pounds in a couple of months and kept it off for several years. But it was a lot of work to stay that skinny. Ultimately, I decided it wasn't worth it.
But. I think it's realistic to try to drop 5-10 pounds over the next couple of months by just making better choices. I already eat pretty damned well - no soda, no snacking, no junk food, no cereal, rarely desserts, no processed food, rarely pasta, and cook everything from scratch. You would think I'd be thin as a rail, wouldn't you? Nope. I guess there's always room for improvement!
My goal is to fit into my Etsy dresses by our next weekend event gig first weekend of March. I may not make it but I'm going to try. Theo officially starts school Tuesdays and Thursdays on March 15, so I can use those days to do challenging hikes. I can do this!