GOING HOME, IF ONLY JEANS FIT!!
I will explain...Last month my sister who I am very close too announced she is getting married in November. Unfortunately it costs a small fortune to travel anywhere outside of Micronesia from here! Especially when I would need at least 2 tickets because the kids would have to accompany me. So with that I had finally come to terms that I wasn't going to be able to go, when my mom decided to help with the cost of the tickets so we could be there for my sister's special day! I am thrilled now that God has allowed this door to open, and even has made it possible for my husband to come with us for a 3 week trip (pending his leave approval- he definitely has the days available). We have yet to buy the tickets, but my mind has already wandered to what on earth we will wear while visiting!
As most of you know, we live on Guam, or in other words the island of year round summer. And we will be visiting Washington state in the middle and later half of November- when temperatures will be vastly different then our current wardrobe could handle. While there is no doubt I will need to borrow and buy some clothes for the kids to wear, Jon and I have some packed away. Only mine are from pre-Zachary. Though I magically shed the bulge after having my daughter 4 years ago- I was back in my normal jeans within a month- I was not quite as lucky after my 2nd baby. Zachary left his mark on me in the form of an unsightly tire around my waist I have unaffectionately named 'the blob'. I don't mind the extra weight so much as I can't stand this blob that hangs out of my jeans or pants if they are even minimally snug. So 'if only my old jeans would fit, I could save a little on what to buy for the trip, and boost my self-image in the process. So I need to crack down and get into a regular and challenging exercise routine, as well as, *gulp* give the sweets a rest! If you know me, the latter will be a huge challenge for my self control! I love to indulge in sweets!
Any tips or suggestions for losing the ring around my belly would be very appreciated! I have always been naturally slim, though not sticks like my sisters, so I have never faced this type of challenge before. Though I realize, especially after having two 9+ pound babies my hips will keep me from being completely down to the pre-baby me, but if I could just get rid of my 'mummy tummy' I would be thrilled!
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