…lose the last ten pounds that stands between her and her jeans. Oh how I miss my jeans!!
I gained just under 50 pounds during my pregnancy, surprising everyone including my midwife who was certain I’d have to work my ass off to gain twenty-five. I had no problem with this weight gain – indeed, I enjoyed it. Well, until the end of the pregnancy when my face started to look like the puffed pastries I was happily scarfing back. I lost more than half of the weight in the first 2.5 months after the baby was born, irritating more than a few mothers I happen to know. But the last twenty has been challenging, due in no small part to the fact that I suck at dieting, never having done it before. “Why diet when I could be eating croissant?” I’ve frequently thought. So ten more pounds have dropped off because of the simple fact that running around looking after an active baby burns a few calories. But the last ten are being stubborn bitches and I’ve had enough. I’m wearing all of my pre-pregnancy clothes except for my jeans and a couple of dresses that aren’t very forgiving in the mid-section. It’s the jeans I want back. I’m not sure how to go about losing these last ten pounds…cutting back on the pastry consumption might be a good start. But any tips from my fellow bloggers would be most appreciated.
Ah yes, and yesterday’s resolution: to make bacon-wrapped dates. I eat dates frequently and on the side of the container there are suggestions for how to eat my dates. I have been enjoying my dates with steel cut oats, chopped banana and soy milk, but apparently I could have been enjoying them wrapped in bacon. So for the Oscar party last night, I made bacon wrapped dates and they were most tasty. Successful resolution (that may or may not have set the next day’s resolution back a tad…)
Coming up: ezmy’s oscar wrap up!