Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Baby Fat

No, not Actaeos' baby fat, my baby fat. With both of my babies, I had to gain 20 pounds before I could pregnant. Then, I gained 33 pounds with both babies as well. Both times the 33 pounds came off without any effort, but the 20 like to stay around. With Costas, I was on an ultra restrictive diet because of his allergies: just turkey, oatmeal, and potatoes for 6 months. That is a great way to lose weight, but not very fun or nutritious. I decided to get rid of those 20 pounds by joining Weight Watchers. Since I am nursing, I get lots of extra points to eat. I have been walking almost every day, which gives me extra points, too. I've lost 5 pounds in week and a half, which I am happy with. I actually have more energy now because I am eating healthier; more whole grains and fruit. I love Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal, and these yummy honey wheat pretzels from Trader Joe's. Last night I had strawberries with angel food cake which was a nice treat.

5 comments:

Lorraine said...

good for you for joining WW! are you going to meetings or doing online?
drink tons of water...we have clear choice here...it's sparkling but not as 'sparkling' as normal b/c i still like it. strawberry kiwi is tasty. i also like crystal lite pink lemonade.
fiber one cereal was 0 points too and they had some veggie soup in the WW cookbook that was 0 or 1 point. all sorts of veggies.

congrats on weight loss so far :)

Cassie said...

I went to one meeting. I am a lifetime member from about 13 years ago so I can skip meetings without paying. I do need to drink more water, I'll have to try it flavored. I'll check out Fiber One, but if it looks like twigs, I know I don't like it. When did you do WW, Lorraine? I vaguely remember...

LeeAnn said...

hmmm the Kashi go lean crunch is my fav. I make my own trash mix and that is used as my base. Also I like to use the GLC on top of my soy based yogurt. YUMMY!!!!!!!

kelly said...

I'm starting to think about walking soon too. I still have 50 pounds to lose, it takes so long when you gain almost 80!

Lorraine said...

i actually did WW before i got married, cassie so before we moved to nott. i did it from jan 04 till june-ish and lost 20 lbs. i was super skinny and my wedding dress didnt fit right b/c the last 5 lbs took away my boobs. HAHA!!! oh well :) right now, i have ample boobs....see, there is a positive ;)