About Hot by Thirty

  • Desperate not to spend another summer hiding out in fat and/or maternity clothes, I'm determined to drop thirty pounds of baby weight by my thirtieth birthday- July 18, 2009. How unfortunate, then, that I prefer to spend nap time in front of my television with a vat of ice cream. But I've lost these same thirty pounds twice before and I can do it again. I shall do this by steering clear of white flour and sugar and moving my stumpy legs as fast as they will go on our new treadmill. In front of the television, of course. You can also find me at mightymaggie.com.

Beyond The Baby Weight

  • Week 10: June 1
  • Week Six: May 11
  • Week Five: May 4
    There was no Week Five
  • Week Four: April 27
  • Week Three: April 20
  • Week Two: April 13
  • Week One: April 5
  • Starting Weight: March 30

Weigh In

  • Week 21
  • FEBRUARY 13, 2009
  • Week 19
  • Week 18
  • Week 17
  • Week 16
  • Week 15
  • Week 14
  • Week 13
  • Week 12
  • Week 11
  • Week Ten
  • Week Nine aka After Thanksgiving
  • Week Eight
  • Week Seven
  • Week Six
    Wait. Was there a week six? Oops.
  • Week Five
  • Week Four
  • Week Three
  • Week Two
  • Week One
  • Starting Weight

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October 18, 2008


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Yay you on chucking/goodwilling stuff. That has always been satisfying for me. I think people are smart to keep a smallish wardrobe, regardless of size/stage of life. Even when I have tons of clothes that fit me and I like I either wear only a few items anyway, or I defer doing laundry until the pile is absolutely ridiculous.


Wow. Good for you. I'm not there yet. Well, I've packed away all the maternity clothes - you're right, there's no need for those in my closet. But as far as all the "haven't fit me in 3 years" because I've been pregnant for so long clothes and the work clothes that maybe I'll wear to Church when they fit again clothes...well, they are all still there. Once they fit again - then I'll be more discerning. But for now, I need as wide of variety as possible. Even if they don't fit yet.


Wow! Just today I went through my drawers. It must have felt like that kind of weekend! So I now have a box of maternity clothes to keep far far away, I have a bag of stuff to go to Goodwill, and I have a box marked DO NOT OPEN UNTIL YOU WEIGH 150 LBS. And the rest of my clothes are accessible. A handful of shirts, three pants, and a couple sweaters.

I find that not being able to wear a very supportive bra with ginormous knockers is the biggest blow to my wardrobe ego right now. I'm not in love with my well padded, saggy tummy, but it wouldn't be quite so bad if the girls were up where they belonged, you know? When are they going to make nursing bras that are nice and supportive?

To stay accountable, I'm down a total of 5.5 pounds. Not incredible, but a steady decrease, I suppose. Whatever. I'm loving every ounce that disappears.


OMG - I did this EXACT thing just a couple of weeks ago. I haven't worn normal, non-maternity clothes in two years. So, what's left in my closet? About three shirts that sort of fit, one pair of jeans that are the only pair that fit me right now, and about 15 pairs of jeans that I'll be able to wear if/when I am ever able to lose my baby weight... I just couldn't stand to throw them out.

I wish it were as easy to lose weight as it is to gain it. I mean, seriously, is it even FAIR that after having a baby we have to work to lose the weight? Don't we have enough to do already, with taking care of a new baby (in our case, TWO babies)?! So not fair! Even though, I too, only really go to the grocery store (sad, isn't it?), I'd like to at least think I could make the boy at the meat counter give me a double take.


Good for you! I've been meaning to do a huge closet purge like that someday. I have so many things that I don't wear anymore that I keep just because they are still good.


I had huge struggles with this issue when I started losing weight. It drove me CRAZY to buy new clothes when I didn't think they would fit for very long, but my old clothes all fit like sacks. Finally I sucked it up, bought some new stuff that wasn't too pricey, and boxed up my old stuff to donate. Except that the boxes are still in my closet. We don't have a car so it's hard to actually donate the stuff.


I LOVE doing this. It feels so good! Except I'm not quite there yet, so guess what? I'm going to do it to my HUSBAND this weekend. Oh he's going to love me for that, but seriously, he cannot POSSIBLY continue to tell me every 3 months that he needs new pants. I think his closet is so stuffed with crap he doesn't wear that he can't find the stuff he wants to wear.

The good thing about getting rid of stuff is that you don't waste time trying on that gray dress hoping it will look amazing and then feeling awful when it doesn't. Instead, you have stuff in your closet that you KNOW looks good, and that shaves a lot of time from your getting ready routine. And I think you might need that with two kids, huh?

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