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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July 15, 2009


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This post is absolutely beautiful and I related to all of it even though I still have the weight to lose AND I don't have big boobs. Seriously. It was just written that way so that EVERYONE could relate. I'm so happy for you.

Morgan S.

Hoooooorayyyy for the smaller boob size! I SO UNDERSTAND. I remember my mom (who is V. well endowed) always saying wistfully when I was a tween, wishing for bigger bra size, that they are really not that great and they just GET IN THE WAY and now I know, boy do I know.

I used to be a 34B (like 10 years and 25 pounds ago). And as my weight crept up, so did the cup size and then my nursing size was a 38E. It happened so slowly, I got used to them. Then I saw one of my oldest, dearest and most brutally honest friends approx. 6 mos after Baby Number 2. She said something to the effect of "Damn, you really do take after your mom" and I kind of chuckled and said "ha ha, yeah they are kind of big". And she said "NO, MORGAN, they are ENORMOUS". And then I looked at her 34B's (so dainty! So small!) and my 38E's and almost had an ugly cry right then. UGH!

I only can hope and pray that as I lose some weight, mine shrink too!!!! You give me hope!

PS - My mom's sister is so flat chested - an 32AA cup is too big....imagine how that felt when they were teens, FOR BOTH OF THEM.


Great post Maggie. It's crazy how even when we think we have no issues with our bodies it turns out we do. 15 pounds from now I have to write a similar post called legs. I agree with Jess - my issue isn't boobs but WOW do I relate. On an only somewhat related topic at our place, if my husband comments my boobs look big he always means well but I am CRUSHED because bigger boobs always means weight gain has occurred. Tears.


Even though I am like, the opposite of busty, I can still relate. Post pregnancy/nursing boobs are scary. Well, for me at least. Nursing is still going on in full force over here and I am totally NOT looking forward to deflated barely-B's when we're done.

But yay for you and your victories!! Great post.


Maggie, I know I haven't been commenting or reading much lately, but I am super proud of you!

(And vicariously excited/jealous that you have normal size boobs.)


Oh Mags. I thought for overnight about what to say about this because I wanted to come up with something wonderful to say, but nothing.
I mostly just want to give you a hug.
And to say that I think you are beautiful, just the way you are. And that I am so sorry you were so unhappy with yourself, and I am so happy for you now that you are feeling so much better about the boobs. And I must insist that you go buy a strapless dress and wear the heck out of it.


My issue is so totally boobs! Boobs and shoulders. Even if my boobs fit in something, my huge German Plow Shoulders won't deign to cooperate. I'm built kinda like an inverted triangle, and trying to find things that fit are ridiculous. This is even more motivation to lose weight so that it comes off in the bra region.

Nursing Tank

Thank you for sharing your story, it's really very sad to know the kind of humiliation you felt during school days, but I feel there is a reason for everything. Now the bottom line is your happy and that is what matters!


Nursing sports bras

Too good post, thank and keep posting like this.

Katelyn Betterton

That sounds like fun! Parents need some adult time once in a while..Sagging boobs can be a rough realization for a woman. Exercise helps prevent saggy boobs. Since breasts are made of muscles too, the ligaments and tissues can stay in shape with the help of some power walking and jogging.

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