Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Plan B should've been Plan A

I am not my face; I am not my body. I am a child of the King and my heart belongs to Him.

After having 4 babies, I am learning to be OK with whatever shape my body is in. That being said, this time of year is always...mm...frustrating.

While talking with a couple of friends over the past few weeks, our conversation wandered into the impending-swimsuit-season-panic that May can bring. So, yesterday I kicked it into high gear and started my never-fail, Phase One of the South Beach Diet.

But I forgot one minor detail: breastfeeding.

Little Sister was NOT down with the South Beach.

She had the fussiest day on record and it took me the entire day to figure it out.

So, Plan B. Kick South Beach to the curb for the next few months and CHILLAX.

Have a fun summer.

Get my thoughts off of myself and play in the water with my precious children who could care less what I look like in a bathing suit.

9 comments:

Jen said...

yup!!!
I've just come to understand that I will be fat until I am done breastfeeding. I'll be good to go next summer though.

Syna said...

Right On Sista!! We think you are beautiful for YOU-not your bod! So don't worry, (good word!) chillax

Janine said...

Breastfeeding is the best diet plan ever! You burn 500 calories a day breastfeeding. (That's an hour of running!) Eat sensibly (don't give in to the breastfeeding munchies) and you'll be fine.

Rachel said...

Or a bride's maid dress, for that matter...

Chillax, chillax, chillax....exhale deeply, slowly...

Susan said...

Amen sista! Have some ice cream too while your in the pool!!
Sue Simpson

mordy said...

ha. susan and her ice cream made me laugh.
so hope hates south beach, huh? i'm with her. i did atkins once, and holy crap. just gimme a freakin' piece of bread, already.
anna hated tomato sauce. such spit up you never did see.
sometimes i stare perplexedly at what used to be my waist, and i think, i only had one kid. you'd think i'd have some kind of curve where that waist used to be. shrug. i just tell myself i'm too old to bounce back, and speaking of old, every single one of us will eventually have saggy boobs and make people shudder when they see us in bathing suits, so who cares.

mordy said...

oh, how do you feel about india's 'i am not my hair'? i LLLLLOVE it. :D

Holly said...

lol....it's all good Jeannie :) And, Janine is right, BFing is the best diet ever, along w/having 4 kids on the go all day long :P I've decided that my body will never be what it used to be, and well, that's life :D

the hungarian said...

After 3 kids myself, LONG tankinis and bermuda shorts are my friends. Breastfed babies no-likey the green leafy veggies. :)