Once upon a time, I was a size 2 and could eat anything I wanted and never gain an ounce, even though I rarely exercised.
That was before kids, obviously.
I gained 50 pounds while pregnant with Tater (and surely those had nothing to do with consuming a BOX per DAY of Cadbury Creme Eggs during the last trimester) and for the first time in my life had to count calories in order to lose weight. I did get back to my pre-pregnancy weight thanks to better eating (so long, Cadbury Creme Eggs) running, and breastfeeding. And then I was pregnant with Bean.
I only gained 35 pounds while pregnant with him, so the weight wasn’t as hard to lose, and once again I managed to exercise and get down to my pre-pregnancy weight.
But since quitting teaching, I am now back up to the heaviest I have been since my post-partum days. And that has got to STOP.
As I mentioned last Sunday, my word of the year is extend. So I am going to be extending my physical activity. I’ve already started by reacquainting myself with an old friend (or nemesis, depending on the day)
I am fortunate that I have a pretty sweet set up with the TV there – and I love to run/walk while watching TV series on DVD. Any suggestions?
What are your health habits/plans for this year? And did anyone else eat tons of nutritionally awful things while pregnant? Please tell me my box a day habit wasn’t an isolated incident!
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