Because part of McFatty is getting into a bathing suit.

by heirtoblair on July 12, 2010

Today, our faithful McFatty friend “Metta” is hosting McFatty Monday.  She emailed me a few weeks ago, asking if I would mind her hosting because she really felt the need & urgency & responsibility to run it for a day.  & boy, did she!  Take a peak & read her amazing post about body image, becoming the person your kid needs you to be health-wise, & soak in her encouragement & inpsiring story.  She asks great questions at the end & I can’t wait to read your answers.  Feel free to link up here, but I’ll be checking it all over at 30+Mommyhood.

oh, & I lost 4 lbs this week.  Thank you, Nutrisystem & thank you, Zoloft, for helping curb back my other med & control my appetite.

Pictures of myself in a bathing suit from Fourth of July:

Fourth of July1 731x1024 Because part of McFatty is getting into a bathing suit.

Look!  I have ankles & feet!  (this still amazes me because I never thought I’d see them again while I was pregnant)  I’ve looked worse in a bathing suit.  I’ve also looked better, but that was almost a decade ago.  & I think I’ve finally found the right suit & the right confidence to really not care about that pouch of skin under my belly button, or the stretch marks ON MY KNEES from the swelling.  Because I’ve worked hard in every way possible for THIS body – I worked hard for 10 months to create & carry life, thus wreaking havoc on parts of my figure (namely my hips).  & I’ve busted my ass for 6 months to drop over 30 lbs & embrace this new “me.”

Remind me of that when I’m on the beach this coming weekend, okay?

required disclaimer: i am being supplied with nutrisystem food by nutrisystem, free of cost to me.  sweet, right?  but i assure you, i began nutrisystem on my own in january, spent my own money for 4 months, & fully endorse the program.  i’m just thankful that they’ll be helping me out on my last leg of the journey!  to join me on the Nutrisystem program and to receive a special offer, call 1-877-704-0597 or click here.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie July 12, 2010 at 6:16 am

I think you look so great! I struggle with the bathing suit thing too. Right now I am on Celexa and find it INCREDIBLY hard to lose weight. I used to be a size 8 once upon a time. Now I am a 16. There are days when I feel fat, ugly, and just don't want to get out of bed. Your journey is inspiring to me! Keep up the great work!


Devan @ Accustomed C July 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

looking good BA! Keep up the great work – 4lbs is amazing!


Torie@Life With Ryli July 12, 2010 at 6:18 am

You look great! I didn't do one specifically for today but I have a post from a couple of weeks ago


Mrs. MidAtlantic July 12, 2010 at 6:19 am

I'm joining the McFatty bandwagon!
Thanks Blair!


christina-bonzer July 12, 2010 at 6:20 am

that's great! I am weighing 189 right now and thrilled about it. I'm wearing size 12 jeans and that's exciting too. The size 12's are dripping off my ass though, but I'm not ready for size 10 yet.


Grace @ Arms Wide Op July 12, 2010 at 6:21 am

4 pounds in a week is quite an accomplishment! Good for you! I love the bathing suit too! Very cute!


Anne July 12, 2010 at 6:24 am

I just read Metta's post and it is great! Keep trucking Blair :)


olivea July 12, 2010 at 6:25 am
tish July 12, 2010 at 6:26 am

Love the suit – where did you find it? Congrats on the lost pounds. :)


Heather July 12, 2010 at 6:38 am

You look wonderful! Confidence is key :)


Stephanie July 12, 2010 at 6:39 am

Bah, stupid comments didn't accept my first one :P We started the McFatty Link Up over on my blog and Heidi D's today :)

And CONGRATS on the 4 pounds! Absolutely fantastic!! I didn't weigh myself this week because my hubs wants me to wait and do it with him next week. ;)


Jenny Joe July 12, 2010 at 6:41 am

You look fab! Great job!!


Lisa July 12, 2010 at 6:44 am

Cute suit! Great job on the 4lbs!!


Liz July 12, 2010 at 6:46 am

super cute suit – and your feet look fabulous (as does the rest of you)… hard to believe we can return to square one, isn't it?

congrats on the 4 pounds… and on the confidence…

i lost this week, too – yippee!


Angie July 12, 2010 at 8:02 am

I've taken a break from McFatty Mondays. (But not from you of course) I've decided that I've reached a weight I am happy with for now. And we are still planning on adding a few more to our brood so I'll save the major weight loss for when I'm done popping out kids. (I know it's not the best logic, but my delusions make me happy!!)

Check out my post today. I posted an amazing recipe though its not really McFatty Monday appropriate. But these cookies are AMAZING for parties and also for days when you just need a little somethin' somethin'.

And at 160 calories each they aren't THAT bad for you!


Ace1599 July 12, 2010 at 9:13 am

My first McFatty Monday, evah!


Heidi-D July 12, 2010 at 9:56 am

You are such an inspiration Blair! Thank you so much for allowing Steph and me to start our McLinky! We'd love for you to join us…

Keep up the good work! You look amazing!!!


Elizabeth July 12, 2010 at 11:42 am

you look amazing, Blair! congrats on all your hard work!


jenny July 12, 2010 at 11:44 am
Mrs. Foreste July 12, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Blair- You are cool. And you look amazing in your suit. And I'm jealous of your toes because mine are ugly & the second toe is bigger than the big one.

Annnnd we've narrowed the choices down to Durham or Nashville for our move. So if we end up in NC we should hang out. Because you are a celebrity. And I would like to get drunk with you ;)

Love, Mrs.F


Jacqueline July 12, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Great posts all around!!

Here's my abbreviated "I'm on vacation" post:


metta1313 July 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm

you look great! And it's so about finding the right suit. that's why I spent a little extra. we've got to work with what we have and embrace our bodies for the life they created.

And thanks so much for this opportunity. I can't wait to make my rounds this week and check out other people's mcfatty posts.


Alet July 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Well done!! You look fabulous :)


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