Think of this post as a Dear Abby column, only you all are Abby.
I had my last child 5 1/2 years ago. I lost most of the weight immediately (as I was lucky to do with the other two as well). However, I'm still hauling around the last 10 pounds.
One of my totally selfish reasons for trying a vegan diet was the somewhat promised claim in Skinny Bitch (I still love the book) that going vegan = weight loss.
Nearly a year into the diet with very very few instances of cheating AND exercising most days (minimum 30 minutes, max 90) and I STILL weigh the same.
I'd like to think it's "all muscle," but one look in the mirror shows otherwise. Three pregnancies = no waist to speak of. Certain "assets" are smaller than ever. The thighs are "too big".
I know part of it is my age (42). Anybody who thinks you can maintain the body you had at 20 for the rest of your life is NUTS. Metabolism slows down; muscle is harder to maintain. Things get...soft.
Still, I harbor this dream that I *should* be able to lose these last 10 pounds (preferably all from my hips and thighs).
OK -- please advise! :)
- My interests include veganism and vegetarianism, health, ethics, politics and culture, media, and the environment. I have three kids; I teach college part-time, study piano and attempt to garden. I knit. I blog on just about anything, but many posts are related to my somewhat pathetic quest to eat better, be more mindful of the environment, and be a more responsible news consumer. Sometimes I write about parenting, but, like so many Mommy bloggers, my kids have recently told me not to. :) Thanks for reading.