And Then I Decided to Become a Skinny Bitch

This right here is a picture of my ass mistakenly taken by BooBoo. You can imagine my surprise horror when I saw it.

It’s not that I think I’m fat; I don’t. I’ve always been rather skinny on top and hefty south of the equator. This body shape of mine is one I’ve learned to live with and embrace (with Spanx) on a good day.

But this is where the story turns.

The other day I noticed I was sporting a serious muffin top which is new for me. I actually paused for a moment to calculate the date of my last period because looking baby bumpish in the middle is something I’m usually not. I’m not going to lie; it sent me into a mild depression for a few days.

I know women come in all shapes and sizes. I also know curvy women are where it’s at.

It’s not that I want to be stick thin; I just want my comfortable weight back. When I have trouble fitting into my clothes and I stray from the weight where my body has been happy and comfortable for the better part of my adult life, I want to do something about it.

I’m taking to the internets to reveal what no woman reveals; her weight. GASP!!!!

I weigh 141 lbs. Can you believe I just posted that? Me neither. The number isn’t shocking. The number isn’t bad, but the number isn’t where I feel happy and able to zip up my jeans without lying down and sucking in.

Simply eating better and exercising are ideas that sound good in theory but mean nothing to me without a plan, so I joined Weight Watchers.

I know a lot of people don’t understand why someone would join a weight loss program to lose only a few pounds but it makes sense to me. If you’re a WW member, look me up; let’s be friends. I’m at LGARCIA1976.

Emily of Adventures in Emily World reached out to me to share her Eat Until I’m Skinny Pinterest page which has been invaluable to me. Knowing my fellow Mommy Friend is having success on WW is super inspiring!

I’ll be sharing my WW journey here on Mommyfriend and my healthy-ish inspired posts on Babble because they pay my bills.

Please feel free to share your stories, links to healthy recipes and articles/blog posts if you’re an aspiring skinny bitch like I am.

I’m bringing skinny back.

BTW: This post was not sponsored by Weight Watchers but I totally wish it was.


  1. I always say it is about feeling good and not the number on the scale. I think you are going about it completely the right way. In my teens and young 20’s I danced professionally and sacrificed health in the attempt to stay the needed weight. Now, I know better and try not to get hung up on numbers – I just eat healthy and exercise and let nature take it’s course.

  2. Gothamcitymom says:

    Hi! I recommend u read The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder…its changed how i look at food. Its not about loosing weight but about healthy eating which in turn means loosing weight.

  3. Lori,

    I am so excited for you. I too joined this past week and have lost 5.8 lbs. I won’t reveal my weight because it’s a lot higher than yours and I’m just not comfortable enough to do that yet. I will eventually.Maybe after I hit my 10% goal! You are inspirational and I am here for you. I’ll find you on WW. Go girl! We will do it. Bloggers on Weight Watchers Unite!

  4. HEY!! That’s ME!
    Thanks for the shout out! I’ve tried almost all those recipes from my pinterest board and they have all been delicious! Hope it’s going well for you! Let me know if you need any motivation. 🙂

  5. I just joined WW too. Lost 3.4 since Tuesday. I’m not yet blogging it but share on Twitter. @LisaNoel03 love to chat with you

  6. Good for you! I am right there next to you while losing weight myself.
    I have been open about my weight and height. I was 161 pounds when I delivered my daughter in April 2011, and I am ONLY 4’10. That is FAT.
    I am down to 123 pounds right now and my ultimate goal is to get to 110 which would be considered “healthy” and on target for my height…
    I will be crying about eating the cardboard with you!

  7. CONGRATS! And just so you know…141 is the LIGHTEST I’ve been in quite some time…and it was in 2006. 🙂 You know I’ve struggled with my weight for forever. I know that feeling. Do what will make you feel better and be healthier. Who cares what everyone else thinks!

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