Hey girl, hey!
I think it's high time I give you all an update on my weight-loss challenge, right?
I haven't been doing much in terms of working out, but I have been eating well thanks to my awesome friend V who has put together a fantastic eating plan anyone can follow. Since starting her program about 5 weeks ago, Brent and I have EACH lost 15 pounds. Her plan is amazing, and for us, has been extremely easy to follow. If you are interested in her program (she has a 90 Day Challenge Course right now) let me know and I will get you her information.
Being mom to a growing infant/toddler means snacks EVERYWHERE. Maze is getting into the "self-feeding" stage. She takes pride in being able to shove her little cereal puffs into her own mouth and munching down an entire banana in one sitting. She loves using spoons, even if she does use the wrong end to feed herself with. The nice thing is I no longer have to rely on whatever Gerber has pureed and packaged into those little jars that sit on the shelves of the grocery store for months before ever being purchased by the consumers. Now I get to give Clara fresh fruit (I don't even have to cut it up!) and string cheese and grilled chicken off Mommy's plate. We share meals now which is amazing when it comes to preparation, but also can be very dangerous. I have friends who will make grilled cheese sandwiches for their babies and will end up eating 3/4 of the thing because their baby doesn't want it and they can't bear the thought of wasting it. I have friends who will give their babies sugary drinks that are high in empty calories, and when the baby doesn't want it (because she's super smart), Mommy drinks it all gone so it doesn't get poured down the drain. I'm here to tell you: STOP FINISHING YOUR KIDS' MEALS!
I made Maze a cream cheese and grape jam sandwich the other day. White Bread. Full fat cream cheese. She's a baby and needs those things. I, on the other hand, do not. I cut off the crust and quartered the little sandwich, giving her one piece at a time to smear across her tray and gnaw on. Per usual, she mangled two of the quarters, leaving the other two sitting on the plate, staring me down with their beady little grape flavored eyes. There was a moment, albeit short, where I thought of eating those little sandwich bites. They're so small. So tasty. I'm not hungry, but what can it hurt?
It can hurt A LOT. Leave them alone. Throw them out. Get them out of sight!
I am careful not to fall into the mommy-eating-toddler-food thing. I am strong. I am healthy. I intend to stay that way.
It's so tempting, I know. This is me telling you that I struggle with it too, but you need to let it go. Throw out those extras if they are too tempting. You'll be happy you did!
Losing weight means not only fitting into my old clothes, but getting to buy new ones. Here are a couple of my new, summer outfits:
Ok, so I need to clean my mirror, but I'm looking good, right?
I have officially reached my pre-baby weight and I am only one size away from my goal for Sewing Summit! I can't believe how much better I feel, how easy it's been. Thank you all for your support and emails. You have helped to keep me on track!