Since I'm not really doing much of anything creative these days (sad isn't it?), I think I'll start looking for my muse in other places... specifically, as diet and exercise.
I'm going to be very honest here and post my weight. I don't care. It's the baby that's done this to me! LOL
Pre-baby, I was probably in close to the best shape of my life. I was setting PRs in the 5Ks we ran and doing P-90X and going to the gym... I weighed between 130-135lbs at that point. Yes, that is technically overweight if you go by BMI. I am only 5'1"...so I should weigh like 110 lbs or something crazy like that. 130-135 was fine with me. I felt good and I ate whatever I wanted.
When I got pregnant, the first trimester was like nothing even happened. That's when I actually ran my 5K PR! I wasn't gaining any weight and staying fairly active for a preggo woman. I also had virtually no cravings for food at that point... it was more like a food aversion and I became really picky with stuff I ate.
Then 2nd trimester came and that's when I started packing on the poundage. If I started at 135lbs, I gained at least 45lbs during the pregnancy. Maybe more because my last official weigh-in was at the OB/GYN a week before giving birth. I was 180lbs.
Post delivery, I breastfed for the first month and the weight seemed to melt off. I also didn't really have time to eat much since I was so overwhelmed by the new baby! I was down to 150lbs by the end of the first month! Now I've been at a plateau since then and I am not budging. I've started running again - we've done two 5Ks in the past month. Still nothing. So I have to change my diet.
I've decided that this week I'm not going to eat any bread or white rice.
This is what I've had so far today:
1 bowl of Frosted Flakes with milk (2%) for breakfast
1 cup of coffee with sweetened creamer
water, as needed
a can of soup (chicken and wild rice) for lunch
I need to buy more fruit! And actual vegetables! After a week of no bread, I am going to cut out something else. Like maybe chocolate and coffee (I'll just go back to green tea).
And at some point I need to go back to the gym. Just no time or money for that right now!
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