McFatty Monday

Posted on | December 20, 2010 | 15 Comments

My dear, sweet, wonderful friend “Blair” did this great thing called “McFatty Monday.” It was her way of holding herself accountable for the weight she wanted to lose. It was her way of shouting to the world “WORLD… I MUST LOSE WEIGHT!!!”

And you know what? She lost it.

So I’m following in her amazing footsteps. I’ve got to lose weight.

When I got pregnant with J, I was about 10 pounds heavier than I wanted to be. I was meticulous about my weight gain and gained 27 pounds during my pregnancy. Then I started nursing and holy mother of awesomeness, I found myself dropping pounds like sponsors dropped Tiger Woods. I forgot that I had to actually, I don’t know, pay attention to what I ate. I could eat an Indian restaurant out of their buffet and then head over to a bakery for dessert. And I still lost weight. I lost a lot of weight. I lost so much weight that I had to buy new clothes. I was rocking a figure that I hadn’t rocked since high school.

And then… I had to stop breastfeeding. I didn’t want to. I thought about continuing on until J graduated high school but I figured it was going to get awkward sooner or later. Plus, my door at my new job had a big old window which made pumping just a tad bit awkward.

Wouldn’t you know it… the pounds packed back on. When I quit nursing J, I was down to 13 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. And now? Not even 6 months after stopping I have sky rocketed past my pre-pregnancy weight and ballooned up to 10 pounds OVER my pre-pregnancy weight. You read that right. I gained 23 pounds in 5 months.

That’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever read in print in my life. Even more disgusting than when I read that the chick from Jersey Shores got a book deal.

So I’m McFattying up. Here’s the deal… I have to lose 20 pounds. I have to. It’s not fair to my son for me to just get fat and sad and unable to play with him because, hello? MOMMY’S EATING. I’m worried. I know that the reason this has happened is that I haven’t been taking care of myself. I’ve been taking care of my job and my house and my kid but I haven’t been taking care of myself.

And I have to learn how to work myself into the rotation.

This is my first McFatty Monday. I’m going to start small… with reasonable goals.

Goal number one:  Not gain a single pound over the next two weeks of crazy Christmas travel and eating. My goal is to maintain the status quo on the scale until after the holidays. And then? Then we’ll get to business. For now, I just don’t want to gain anymore.

Goal number two: Sit down with Husband and make some serious choices and plans about how to work more exercise into our weekly routine. I have to put that first, at least for now.


Weight: +20
Mood: Disillusioned, Defeated, Disturbed… and dammit, hungry. 


15 Responses to “McFatty Monday”

  1. Liz
    December 20th, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    I'm glad I tweeted about the oreo cream cheese balls BEFORE this post! 🙂

    Good luck your goals!

  2. CaitieM.
    December 20th, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    I have to recommend Best Life Diet to you. It is amazing and I lost over 20 pounds on it a few years ago.
    GOOD LUCK and I know you can do it!

  3. legallyinsanemommy
    December 20th, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    I'm doing Weight watchers……..again. I did it before baby #1 and lost over 30 pounds. Gained that back plus 30 more, and like you lost it all while nursing. Then came the "I hit 30 and can't eat as much anymore" followed by round 2 of weight watchers and exercise. Followed by baby #2 and weight gain. Followed by not able to lose weight while nursing this time and unsure why it isn't happening this go-around, followed by eating lots of fast food with 2 children. Now I'm on round 3 of weight watchers.

    Enough about me. Not gaining weight over the holidays is a great goal. That's mine too. Although I think I've already broken it, But since weigh-in isn't for another week, there is still time.

  4. Jackie
    December 20th, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    You drink too much. If you want to lose weight cut back on the alcohol.

  5. KLZ
    December 20th, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    You jump I jump Jack.

    I'm in too.

    Losing weight is not easy. It's about mind over food. Let's buddy up.

    And anyone who's got anything negative to say about you trying to make a positive change? Can come talk to me.

    Why kick someone when they're trying to do good?

    So, you jump, I jump Jack. Let's do this thing.

  6. Unpolished Parenting
    December 20th, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Great goal for the next two weeks! Losing weight over the holidays is craziness. Do you have plans for how you will maintain your current weight (and not overeat/indulge at Christmas paries)? I'm not saying you will do that, I just know how I am when it comes to holiday foods.

    You can do this! Make some plans and stick with them, even when it gets rough. You can do this 🙂

  7. Tiffany
    December 20th, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    First thought – Jackie and Katie are assholes. Ignore them.

    Second thought – GIRL, I wish I had 20 pounds to lose. Apparently my Medifast post hasn't made it down south yet. LOL. I'm with ya – let's do this. I'm planning on checking in every Monday – you officially have a bandwagon.

  8. Shelley
    December 20th, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    It appears that Jackie, Katie, and anonymous are probably the same jealous person hating on you. Ignore them.

    I lost 50 pounds by seeing a weight loss doctor. He prescribed me Phentermine and gave me b-12 shots. I went from a size 18/20 and an XL or XXL shirt to a 12 in jeans and 14 in dress pants and a M or L shirt

  9. Alena @ Charmingly Chandler
    December 20th, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    Alright well we've established that Jackie, Katie, and anonymous can go jump in the same frozen river. WTF. Losers. Maybe they need to drink more. Geez. Eff off.

    Anyhow, the biggest piece of advice I can give you (because really, I've only been successful at dieting ONCE in my life).

    make a lunch and meal plan that will make meals effortless for you. Do not allow yourself to fall back on eating fast food, or vending machine snacks…or whatever because you ran out of time, or you're tired. Which is the problem I always have. So if you need to make lunches for an entire week on Sunday's….do it. If you need to do the same things for dinner….do it. Make sure you can eat healthy with out thinking about it too much!!!!!!!

  10. Blair@HeirtoBlair
    December 20th, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    Ten bucks says that Katie, Jackie, & Anonymous are all the same douchebag.

    & you know I've got some poundage that Risperdal & a love affair with Halloween candy put on me.

  11. Blair@HeirtoBlair
    December 20th, 2010 @ 8:38 pm


    I actually don't think she drinks that much.

    Yes, she drinks. What…a glass of wine per night? Maybe 2 glasses on a weekend night over the course of dinner & movie & evening? ::shrugs:: I don't think a glass of wine per night after the baby goes to bed is enough to raise red flags of alcoholism & needing therapy for alcohol abuse.

    She's not drinking on the job. She's not drinking mid-day. She's not pounding back half a bottle to a bottle every night. She's not getting drunk & acting irrationally after she drinks. It hasn't separated her from interacting with her son in the evenings (as she has said repeatedly that she is the main care-taker for the bedtime routine).

    & yes, she talks about alcohol a lot. Mostly in jest & tongue-in-cheek. But she doesn't take a shot of Kettles every time she says "liquor" in her blog.

    & she's not stupid, either. It's not rocket surgery that alcohol is high in caloric count & carbs & needs to be reduced for faster weight loss. I don't understand how any of you "anonymous" folks think you are helping, encouraging, or pushing her along in her journey to becoming a more fit person by criticizing.

  12. KLZ
    December 20th, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Clearly these folks cannot take a joke. If I had a drink every time I joked about one, I probably wouldn't get out of bed…ever…

    But it's a joke. Like "I'm gonna kill my husband!" No one thinks every time someone says that they're ACTUALLY going to murder their spouse. L-Momma's not ACTUALLY having a drink every time she makes a joke.

    Jesus, people.

  13. Jackie again...
    December 21st, 2010 @ 1:51 am

    Oh dear!
    I'm so sorry that my comment was taken as a negative criticism and looking back now I can see how my "matter of fact" tone could be misconstrued. That wasn't my intention at all and I'm sorry that I hurt your feelings.

    I don't think you have a drinking problem as other commenters have suggested. I found for myself that the easiest way to cut back on the calories at first was to cut back on the alcohol.

    Good Luck!

  14. Anne
    December 21st, 2010 @ 2:38 am

    What a bunch of fucking douches. I cannot believe what some people will assume when they feel like it will garner some attention.

    You are not an alcoholic. Of course you are not eating as well as you should (thank you "concerned" aka captain obvious for pointing that one out) which is why you posted this in the first place. You joke about drinking and do consume drinks like many normal human beings. Is a cut down on the alcohol a good way to drop some lbs? Yeah, which again, is why you posted this in the first place.

    You CAN do this. Weight loss is not easy and rarely fun. But I know you want this and will get it. Keep sharing — I am cheering you on.

  15. Erin
    December 21st, 2010 @ 2:42 am

    I have been blogging for 4 months and have NEVER seen people be SO *douch-y* – WTF – to see this many A$$hole people come down on this AMAZING lady in one post – REALLY pisses me off

    Law Momma – I think it is AWESOME that you are getting serious about getting fit – I'm right behind you!!!

    You rock!!

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