Sunday, December 30, 2007


I was 30 lbs overweight when I got preggo with Oz. My doc and I set out a reasonable weight gain of 25-30 lbs. I was really good about what I ate, I can count how many sodas I had on one hand and luckily pregnancy killed my desire for sweets!

I gained 26 lbs the whole pregnancy which was awesome. What was even more killer was that at 7 weeks post birth I had lost it all and was at my pregnancy weight. I was so excited over that, things were still a little smooshy in places they didn't used to be but I had lost all the weight at least. When I stopped pumping breastmilk (my body stopped producing), I gained about 5 lbs back but remained steady. It was managable so I didn't worry much abou it.

Then I started work and things didn't go so good. Since I've started back I went up to 19 lbs over my pre pregnancy weight. Sadly it was probably pretty much all my fault. I was so happy to be able to have coffee again I started going to Starbucks every day. That was a Baaaaaaad idea! So to help myself out from my weight gaining addiction I set a few rules for myself:

1. The first words out of my mouth will always be - Tall, Nonfat, No Whip (unless its juice blend drink)

2. Coffee mornings will be 3 days or less a week

3. No more ordering their pound cakes for breakfast, make oatmeal insated

I started these small changes about 2 weeks ago and so far I've lost 2.5 lbs. Thank heavens!

I love me some Starbucks but now just in moderation. :-)


A Soldier's Wife..... said...

Congrats on the achievement so far.....starbucks is a haven for mysterious calorie consumption....mysterious yeah, right.....nothing mysterious about that.... :D

I found that I enjoy just using the flavored creamers that say NO FAT on them or NO SUGAR, make my own coffee at home.....put it in a GREAT STARBUCKS to go mug.....and save the yourself a cute "LOST THE WEIGHT" outfit with all the money you will save.....

Just a suggestion....and keep up the good habits and you will be back to where you want to be in no time....

Happy New Year, New YOU!!!!!!!

MQ said...

What a roller coaster girl! I gained 65 lbs with my first son and 40 with my second. Genes helped me lose it all but about 7 lbs. You sound like you've got a good plan, though!

Butterfly Wife said...

I love coffee too. What I learned to do was to drink it black. And I now prefer it that way. That's not to say that I don't love a good latte. But like you, I have to say "non-fat, no whip." Starbucks. Man, they make some goooood stuff.

Keep up the good work. Small changes are what work for me too.

Aaron said...

Starting today "nonfat, no whip" is simply "skinny."

That's what they told me, anyway.

Household6 said...

*giggle* Aaron, sadly sometimes skinny also means sugar free flavoured syrup - BLECH! So the non fat, no whip keeps my syrup made with manufactured corn syrup (ha ha ha).