Sometimes a girl has got to vent. I keep thinking, "Hey, I've got his awesome blog I could use." But, then I hesitate because this blog is about handbags; not my personal life. Then I got to thinking.... I'm me. Whether you like me or not, think I give TMI, or just find me annoying.....it's not going to make a difference in the quality of my work. Besides, who wants to read about someone who seems to have it all together all of the time anyway, am I right? We all have our flaws, and I know I am far from perfect. I don't want to give off that image. So as Dr. Phil would say, let's get real people.
Let's talk about getting fit my chickadees. 3 years ago I traveled to the far off magical land of Disney with my family. We also stopped at NASA and watched a space shuttle launch. It was a fun-filled awesome trip. Then I got home and developed my pictures:
(Wrong answer buckaroo.)
You see, before kiddos I looked like this:
I did weight watchers. I rocked weight watchers. I lost a ton of weight. But man!!! I was a grumpy, mean, little lady. I hated that I couldn't eat what I wanted. I hated the way Diet Coke tasted. It was not a good fit for me. So.....
But, I stayed in my healthy weight range. Here is a pic of me at the time.
I drove myself to the doctor and asked for a nerve pill.
And that is how my relationship with Lexapro began.
My doc put me on the smallest dose possible. It was great! I could function like a normal person again, yet I didn't feel numb inside like I had worried about. Bart's biopsy came back not cancer (WOO-HOO!), the van got fixed, and life gradually got brighter and better. I stayed on Lexapro for a little over a year. It was great to help me heal and get through that tough time. But!!!! Guess what that little, tiny pill did to my body?
I had read that weight gain was a side effect, but thought "Psh, that won't happen to me! I'm wonder woman. If I feel myself packing it on I will just work out!" Uh, no. Didn't happen, Lori.
So here we are. Another Disney trip is being planned, and I am determined that I will not go back and take another picture that I will cringe at. *Disclaimer:* (I want to get fit for the right reasons too....I want to be healthy most of all.... but looking good at Disney is my short-term goal right now.) ;)
To be continued tomorrow......
PS. It's ok to post comments on this blog too. I would love to hear if anyone else can relate or has suggestions!