Drop it like its Hot: The First Ten Pounds (The Remix)


Last night, in an effort to save money… I did my own laundry.


I know.

Before you judge, let me say that New York is made up of two kinds of people; those who do their own laundry and those who send it out. You have to remember that having a washer and dryer in an NYC apartment is unheard of and having laundry in your building is something you cross your fingers for. All of this means that for a city dweller, laundry can easily become the most time consuming chore of the week. Which makes sending laundry out a very easy habit to start.

Since moving into my new apartment, where going to the nearest laundromat means dragging my clothes four blocks north and one avenue east, I have been making a regular phone call to have a very nice man come at 8am to pick up my huge laundry bag. When I get home in the evening, he drops it off at my apartment clean, folded and fresh (yup, they deliver… everything in New York delivers).

So, last night as I was schlepping my bright pink laundry bag down the street I began to think… when I send this bag out they weigh it at 40 pounds, hmmm.

As I carried my 40 pound bag of laundry back up the stairs to my apartment, I was really winded. I usually trot up my single flight of stairs easily, but the extra 40 pounds made it harder.

The extra 40 pounds made it harder…hmmm.

Even though I don’t struggle with things like going up the stairs at my current weight, I could stand to loose more than my share of laundry bags. I cant help but wonder how much easier things would be if I was 40 pounds lighter.

I thought about how good it felt to drop the heavy laundry bag onto the floor near my bed. How good would it feel to drop that heaviness from my body?


I haven’t been on the scale in 10 days, but I know I’ve gained weight. I haven’t been eating as well as I should and life has gotten in the way of me working out. In the past I’ve mentioned my tendency to gain and loose the same ten pounds and I really don’t want to do that again.

I cant do that again.

I’ve looked at everything and I really feel like I could loose 25 pounds by Christmas. Its not a full laundry bag, but its something. So, this is me telling you that I’m back on track. I ate well today and during the 90 minutes while my laundry washed and dried I went power walking around my neighborhood instead of flipping through a magazine.

I’m going to weigh myself at the end of the week and hopefully I haven’t gained as much weight as I think….

I’ll keep you posted.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17857524350958781429 Missouri Girl

    You can do it CeCe!!! If I can get my butt back in the gym, and I am the LEAST motivated person that I know. YOU can do it too!!! :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10666667715054546970 Willowtree

    You can do it girl, I'll be right there with you. Since about March Ive been putting on and taking off the SAME 3 POUNDS. It's time to break through the plateau, I think Im going to have to up my exercise to 90 mins a day – yikes! I have to try, I wont know what will happen until I try. Way to go for starting your try.

  • http://www.lindsaycurvy.com Lindsay

    First let me say, whaaa!! Sending laundry out? I couldn't imagine not having my washer and dryer. Secondly let me say kudos to you. I started my diet in august with the goal of 30 lbs by my b-day. I don't think I'm gonna hit that goal, but I'm going to keep pushing. You can do it. Can't wait to hear about the outcome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09039497640050750814 HealthyLoserGal

    I can so relate to that 'a ha!' moment with the laundry bag. My leather jacket has to weight 5lbs and adding it onto my already heavy bod makes things a little…well…heavier! Good luck keeping the 10lbs. off. I'm right there with ya! ;)