Tuesday, April 24, 2012


So in my first week doing weight watchers, I gained 0.5lbs. I feel kinda bad about it, and kinda not. I know I "overgained" with my pregnancy but when I see how perfect the Little Miss is, it is hard to feel negatively about my body. I mean, it made this little, happy human- who I love more than I thought was possible-- how can I have any negative thoughts about my body image?! But I know come wedding and bathing suit season, I will feel much better back at my "fighting" weight. So I persevere! One minor setback/slow start will not stop me!

Thanks Mel for the photo! And for the onesie (it says "nice genes!")
And to help motivate me to want to lose weight even more -- I have added in a bonus for myself. Once I hit the 10lb weight loss point I will buy myself a pair of these snazzy crops. I love lulu. It can motivate me to do anything-- and the best part is that they are calorie free!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weight Watchers

Diet starts today!! I am doing the diet with my dear friend KBW- I need the accountability! Also my coworker is going to recount the meeting topics to me after she attends the meeting each week! I like all this support I am getting :)

Reading through their method of how they calculate points- I am not sure I am in complete agreement (since I did spend 2yrs just counting calories) with their logic- they explain that a 270 calorie croissant is higher in points than an egg/ham breakfast plate of equal calories since it takes your body more work to break down the proteins in the egg/ham (is that not how a calorie is counted the scientist in me wants to know?!?!?! Foods of equivalent calories should expend the same energy to be broken down...?). But alas, I am putting my diet into their hands, for the next 4 months.

My goal is to lose 10-15lbs- here we go!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Breakfast cookies

Breakfast is not the easiest meal now that I am working and doing daycare drop-off. I usually manage to make myself a pot of decaf coffee and grab a granola bar/bag of dry cereal/etc. Not too satisfying. So I purchased some Quaker Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies to have something a bit... more... to eat with my coffee. But when my coworker and I were looking through the ingredient list, we knew I could make something way better.

So I present to you: Quinoa Breakfast Cookies!

I am trying out a new web based calorie counter/recipe calorie calculator so I do not have to have CRON-o-Meter on my computers. I think so far it is working out well. I will upload some nice photos TE took of the cookies tonight when I get home- I only have the website link for you today.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Working Pitfalls

Every company/workplace has their "thing" (or at least everyplace that I have worked)- some food item (or items) that people love and bring in to boost morale. It is a bad precedent but it always seems to be food, never joint walks during lunch or something else healthy.

At my work it is two things: M&Ms (typically peanut and most recently peanut butter!) and Goya Maria cookies. Of course two things I love and have a very hard time resisting...

Weight watchers online diet starts..?!?! TE got a nasty stomach bug this weekend and I ate less just because I did not want to eat around him-- but I keep "forgetting" to step on the scale... Stay posted for more updates soon!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Back with a goal!

Hello readers (if there are any left out there!)

I am here to report that I am one day away from losing a fatbet challenge. I had planned to lose 45lbs of my baby weight (yes I gained 50!! pounds) by tomorrow. I am hovering around the 35lb weight loss mark.

So I am starting again. My goal is to lose 10lbs in the next 2months. Final weigh in day: June 4th.

I am not sure how I am going to do it (weight watchers has a plan to include lactating moms, calorie counting, or to cut out certain foods...) since I can not really restrict my diet too much without affecting my milk supply (which is already troublesome). I think I am going to start by cutting out/minimize baked goods/unplanned snacks.

Already I am eating well for breakfast and lunch (thanks to the fact TE has been making me a salad every day!) but the snacking is really hurting me (I think...). I need to get back in control of my snacks. Being back at work has been helping to regulate my eating times and I can keep lots of snacks here.

Currently I have oatmeal, fiber one brownies/granola bars, nuts and dried fruit, and 100-calorie packs of cookies! Other snack ideas to keep here include: yogurt and bran buds, veggies and hummus, laughing cow cheese and crackers...

Well, it is a start-- I will be posting here to help keep my focus and accountability!