I have joined a new club and I am so excited. The club is the Fatty Boombah Club. Yep, you read it right, the Fatty Boombah Club. Boombah for short. Boombah’s the slimmed down version. It’s a club for people who are unhappy with their bodies. The group of women and men have committed to feeling better about their size. Some have expressed a desire to put on weight, some want to shed a couple of kilos, others have a larger figure in mind, but many are attempting to each lose eight kilos in the next 10 weeks. That’s my aim.
The reason I’m excited is because it’s time I get back into shape and be a better me. My body has never been the same since I’ve had my three gorgeous children – 3 months old, 2 years old and nearly four years old. I’m cool with that because I believe my stretch marks, saggy boobs and still preggers looking belly are all badges of growing three little people. I’m proud of them and refuse to be embarrassed by them. However, I am embarrassed by the weight I am carrying, the amount of bad food choices I make and the void of exercise in my life. And I feel tired and sluggish. It’s time to change all that.
I want my girls to grow up with a realistic and healthy view about themselves and their body. I try not to say “I have to get skinny” or “I can’t eat because I’m fat”. Instead, I want them to grow up in a house where their parents exercise and make healthy eating choices. In a house, where we occasionally go to Maccas and bake chocolate cakes, but we also go for walks, ride our bikes and eat good food.
I know I can commit. You see I have been very committed to sitting on the couch and drinking wine and eating chips. And I am very loyal. My loyalty towards chocolate donuts and pepperoni pizza hasn’t waived. I’m good with sticking to a routine. I have limited sleep each night, up breastfeeding. I drink coffees as fast as I can make them and then at 5pm I swap to wine. My snaking is consistent, particularly at night. Chocolate and salty snacks always feature. And I’m dedicated, particularly to reality tv programs.
I’ve decided to change and instead to commit to healthier eating, be loyal to making myself a better person, stick to an exercise routine and be dedicated to showing my girls what it means to feel better about yourself, both inside and out. It’s time.
* The Fatty Boombah Club is a group of people blogging about their weight loss challenge who will help motivate each other and share exercise and dieting tips. If you need a boost you too can read our stories. Go to: http://thefattyboombahclub.blogspot.com
Go get ’em girl! I’ve had the same goal and must lack your loyalty to the exercise etc. Don’t waste your $$ on the Wii Fit. I did and it is good for a while but doesn’t really raise a sweat. I read a study somewhere (a Twitter link) which said that housework burns more calories than the Wii Fit. AND the Wii Fit is super passive-aggressive. i.e. ‘It’s been 4 days since your last session, been busy?’ I’ve had parish priests less judgemental.
I read and agree with ‘The Sweet Poison’ Quit Plan re fructose in sugar being the baddy. Go to http://www.sweetpoison.com.au – especially cause you can keep the salty foods! (but you’ll want less).
8 kg in 10 weeks sounds a great idea – I’ll work up the energy to join you 🙂
I love this. You’re blogging about my very favourite topic. Weight is a constant battle for most people, even the skinny. My two bits of advice are:
1) Plan plan plan. Plan your week’s eating – write a menu, buy the ingredients, stock up, have healthy meals pre-prepared and in the freezer for those nights when you can’t be fagged, have healthy snacks within arm’s reach. When you’re dining out, download the menu and plan what you’ll order in advance. Get rid of all unhealthy food from the house. Planning is critical to success.
2) Move move move. Even when you don’t feel like moving do it. Walk to the shops, push the pram around the block, every little bit helps. Force yourself. You won’t feel like it lots of times but when you get home again you’ll feel better and won’t regret it. Have a goal to work towards if it helps – eg. next year’s City to Bay. Find friends to move with, it’s even more fun.
Most of all, good luck and I look forward to reading about your 8 week journey.
This is a great topic every woman and some men worry about there weight,big meduim small it doesnt matter we still worry.I had an eating disorder for 26yrs,thankfully i dont have that problem anymore.However i do need to loose a couple of stones.But not because of any outside pressure like magazines and the such.Its because i want to be healthy for myself and my family…. Good Luck..x
Your posts are so funny! I can’t stop reading them…