Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes


March 20th, 2012 3:18 PM -05

Shoes, pants, shirts… You name it, I need it.

By my 6 week post-partum checkup, I’d lost all 40 pounds I gained over those 9 months. By November, I was down 20 more. How on earth did this happen?

Easy. I had a baby who wouldn’t take a bottle, suffered from acid reflux and was thought to have multiple food allergies. (She’s either outgrown most of them and/or it was an adverse rotovirus vaccine reaction all along). I went for weeks excluding dairy, soy, wheat, eggs, corn, fish, nuts and chicken. This meant no eating out or pre-packaged foods. Basically, I lived on rice, quinoa and meat.

Now that her green, bloody diaper days are behind us (KOW!!!), I’m eating everything but soy and dairy. I’ve regained 5 pounds (damn you, Whataburger!). Still, that’s a lot of weight to have lost in a short period of time. It’s resulted in a dearth of clothing options and a shrunken foot.

Not that I’m complaining! I never imagined I’d be in this situation. I thought I’d fight those preggo pounds forever just as I battled bulge before Wiggles was even on the radar. It’s just that now I’m in a weird predicament.

Nothing fits, even some of my shoes are too big. I’d live in jeans if I could, but work requires more effort. I’ve resorted to safety pinning and rolling waistbands for my pants and wearing camisoles under my knit shirts-turned-plunging neckline tunics.

I’ve tried buying a few items online only to return them. I find myself in between both clothing and shoe sizes. Further complicating matters, I’m still short. You’d think with all those prenatal vitamins a girl would grow an inch or two. Three would’ve been fabulous. I’ve always wanted to be 5’4″…

Snap back to reality!

Then there’s the fact that I just don’t like anything I see. Pastels, color blocking, boho chic and neons?

These are fashion trends I could do without.  I’m a pale, 30-something winter. Gimme mah solid jewel tones!

I’ll have to wait until autumnal hues return. With today marking Spring’s start, I should start stocking up.

Anyone know where I can buy safety pins in bulk?

3 Responses to “Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes”

  1. Brie says:

    Always go for classics that some stores always carry. I totally agree that most of this springs fashions are hideous. I would try Banana Republic, Ann Taylor & NY Co. For decent work clothes (especially their outlets). Congrats on the weight loss even though definitely not the ideal way to diet!

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