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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March 15, 2009


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I am a hill billy so I had to google privos. I concur that being a girl is SO EXPENSIVE. There literally is always something that needs buying. Yeesh. My hypothetical birthday would need clothes that make me feel great. I accept that me and jeans will be foes forever but a uber flattering top would be a definite required.

"I'm a lot more motivated to drop a pants size than I am to run a 5k". This is hilarious, and very honest.


My hypothetical birthday hotness would include clothes that aren't pajamas, makeup, and hair that isn't in a ponytail. Most likely jeans and a nice top. And shoes that aren't the cowboy boats I wear daily. (I live in Texas, what do you expect?)

My 25th birthday I was 7 weeks pregnant and it was a blur of exhaustion and nausea. On my 26th I was still in the sleep deprived haze of living with a newborn. So hopefully this year we will actually leave the house. Because you know, the idea of take out in front of the TV does little to make me aspire to The Hotness.


For me, The Hotness is embodied in a dress that is already hanging in my closet. I bought it after the very first time I lost weight and I always felt like a supermodel in it. The I gained the weight back and then some (then a lot, actually). I've also had two kids since then. (My kids are almost the exact same ages as yours!) So the day I look good in that dress again, I've reached my hotness goal!


Ah, Privos. I wish they didn't make one's feet stink. I have several pair, and each wearing just makes my hot-points go down that much more.

I won't be 30 for nearly 2 years, so I'm still working on the mega-plan of hotness. But then we also decided to try and have another baby...even though I haven't lost the baby weight from the last baby. Sigh.


My birthday plans include a make-over at a department store make-up counter. (Closest Sephora is too far away if that's the only thing I need to go for), a new dress and dinner out. I gave up shoes with heels long ago (even before kids) due to my own clumsiness and a family history of foot problems. But I will occasionally wear the couple of classic pairs I kept for just in case moments. I do my hair, but I don't usually bother to "get it done" unless I'm in the need of a haircut anyhow. And my husband is required to take me out (whether there is extended family involved depends on the year and our current budget - my dad pays if he's there) to a place I can get good food and a margarita.


I refuse to acknowledge my birthday, believe it or not. However, I do have a really fancypants social engagement to attend with the significant other in Washington, D.C. and we're making a week of it. There shall be a lot of gym time clocked in preparation, outfits to be scouted, fabulous will be out in full force.

Kate P

I actually feel "hotter" now that I'm on the other side of 30. . . I'd love to have a "hot" date on my next b-day, for one thing, but if not, then maybe I'd round up my sister and some girlfriends so we can be a group of hotties at a pub or something!

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