New Moms in Skinny Jeans and Other Grievances

I’m a very impatient person. I want the Walmart checkout line/Internet connection/school bus on the highway to move faster. I want my post-baby belly gone now. I want this weight (which is quite heavy for being invisible) lifted off my chest yesterday. I wonder which I’ll lose first: The weight or the crazy?

They say it takes nine months for your body to get that way, and that long — or longer — for it to go back to “normal.” I hate They. (Almost as much as I hate the women I see who had babies after me who are already back in their skinny jeans.)

fits me now

So while I feel paralyzed by my anxiety and while I’m stomping mentally on the inside like a two-year-old because I’m not getting what I want right now, I’m at least thinking about making healthy decisions. Planning — whether it comes to fruition or not — keeps me from pushing my cuticles down past my knuckles. It’s possible none of this stuff will happen, but better to obsess virtually via Internet searches, going blurry-eyed from the bright screen light than to turn inward. It’s dark in there.

I’m thinking about:

But it’s not all talk and no walk. I said before that I was going to ask for help, and I did. Unfortunately, the perfect person to help me is not available until mid-December, but I’m going to wait it out. It’s like when you have a craving for a specific dish, but when you get to the restaurant, it’s a 45-minute wait. If you leave and try somewhere else, it will likely take almost as long but the result won’t be nearly as satisfying. So I’m going to hold out another six weeks for the ultimate mental health veggie burrito as it were.

I’ve also discovered the healthy wonder that is spaghetti squash. Not figuratively, but the real thing. The way it transforms when you scoop it out with a spoon? Blows my mind.



  1. I loved my maternity jeans. I actually got a couple of awesome ones from Motherhood believe it or not, and wore them for almost a year after giving birth. And, lately, I’ve been feeling this conscious move towards healthier living. I’ve only had two plastic cups of champagne (at a networking event) in three weeks, and have been doing a fitness/diet routine that pretty much gets you eating clean without realizing it. It’s the food pyramid and I’m not hungry. As far as the lemon cayenne water, I had a hard time with that… but I’ve found that I can have a cup of warm lemon water (hold the pepper) before my morning cup of coffee. The point is, it’s all doable and when I feel better, I’m happier and nicer to everyone. 🙂

  2. I’ve started to cut out wine during the week (as of Monday) and am doing an Aster Elliot cleanse next week that I got a great deal on from Rue La La (will most likely blog about it… stay tuned). Thanks for the support, Angie! You’re the best:)

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