Yeah for you Stoid!
I grew up thinking that potatoes, bread and more bread were the way to eat.Potato chips were just a chaser to the meal. Veggies and salads were always there, but it was the above that were practically IV’d to me. How I grew up and not managed to be 250 pounds amazes my husband. ( If I can say no to my “food pusher” mother, I can say no to a drug dealer or, worse, telemarketer.)
I’ve never been more than 10 pounds off what I consider MY ideal weight ( once real life settled in.) ( If I listened to the idiots who design the weight chart for your height and bone structure, I should be about 115. Yeah, right. Until I hit 125, I always had alot of colds.)When the foundation settled, as I like to say, I have had maybe two colds since then. I consider my ideal weight 130-ish.Emphasizing on the ISH part. It’s just a number.
Anyways, when I had my son, I had 40 pounds to lose but did not worry about it because I was more concerned with breastfeeding him and killing my new and extraodinarily rude (read:Noisy) neighbors. I got back to my prepreggo weight of 140 within 3 months without doing anything other than eating like a horse and breast feeding.However, the molecular structure of the body shifted dramatically and that was a bit annoying, to say the least.I can live with a jiggly belly, but I’d like my tits back where they started, please. I knew after I finished breast feeding,I could not eat like that ( breads breads, pasta and more bread and nachos) all day long. So, I looked into a lower carb program. I’ve never dieted in my life. I read the entire book cover to cover (It’s not Atkins or Carb-busters, it’s…crap, I loaned it (permanently, it seems)…one of the authors is named Mary Dan Something.Sorry, I hate being vague.
I cut down on carbs ( only one sandwich a day ) and ate lots of veggies and meat. I lost an additional ten pounds within two months. Hubby, who is a major carb addict, cut back on regular coke and switched to diet coke and dropped about 8 pounds alone from that. After Baby X arrives and the breastfeeding is over with, I will go back to it. I take an excellent vitamin and drink tons of water everyday, so no need to worry about that department.
Stoid, bravo on the swimming. I love swimming. It is so invigorating.It exhausts you and revitalizes you at the same time.
Since the pool opened in our area, I bought a lap swim pass (about three weeks ago) but with limited energy due to gestating AND having a toddler suck the energy out of me, I haven’t utilized it yet. Tomorrow, toddler free, I am hitting the water for the first time in 6.5 years, then afterwards, I’m sure I’ll go home for a 30000 billion carb meal ( I have a tape worm inside of me called Baby X )and promptly pass out for a nap.