Monday, July 27, 2009

2 down, 7 to go:)

I lost 2 lbs last week!!! Woo hoo! So my new way of eating is working. I am really only supposed to lose 1 lb a week, but the doctor said I might lose a couple lbs a week at first. When I lost weight after Aislynn (42 lbs!!!), I did that by joining Weight Watchers. While it definitely worked, I do not really have the time to go online and enter in everything I eat, plus I don't want to spend the $$ on that right now. At my 6 week post-partum check up, the doctor told me that if I eat a 1800-2000 calorie per day diet, I will lose about a lb a week, which is what I should aim for so my milk supply doesn't get affected. I came up with a plan of what I could eat most days for breakfast, a snack, lunch, and another snack and that added up to about 1150 calories. So then I just eat something sensible at dinner and maybe a little snack later, depending on what I had for dinner. So this seems to be working...when I was planning out my food, I used the Food Pyramid for Pregnant/Nursing Moms on www.myfoodpyramid.gov as a guideline. Here is what I eat:
Breakfast: 1 cup of Kashi Honey Toasted Oats, 1/2 cup 1% milk, coffee
Snack: 1/2 cup baby carrots, yogurt, 5 whole wheat crackers, 1 tbsp peanut butter
Lunch: 2 cups of mixed greens, 1 cup of veggies (tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, green pepper), 2 tbsp lite vinaigrette dressing, 1/2 oz (about 12) almonds, 1 cup of fresh fruit
Snack: 1 whole wheat English muffin, 1 cheese stick, 1 cup of fruit
So for dinner, I have a cup of milk and try to get some grains, protein, and 1/2 cup veggies at least in there. Although tonight I had a cheeseburger, fries, and then a cupcake for dessert, lol! I am allowed to do that once a week...just stinks that I did it on Monday, now I have to be good the whole week:)
Anyways, that was long! Here are some pictures-those are more fun:) Here is a picture of my sling...another thing I forgot to put on my fave baby product list!! Normally Kieran falls right to sleep in this. I can't wait until cooler weather so we can go to the park and I can just wear him in this and still have both my hands to play with Aislynn!We went to dinner with Phillip and Josh, and I took this while we were waiting for them.Then some nice lady took this one of all of us:) I like how Kieran has his hand under Aislynn's chin:)I did not get any pictures of Phillip and Josh!!! They were driving back to Tallahassee after we left, so I didn't want to harass them for pics!! Next time...
They opened this new little cupcake place in Seaside that we wanted to try. They looked cute and I really don't discriminate against sweets, so I can't say they were bad...but the cupcakes we made at Valentine's Day were WAAAAAAY better.I thought this yellow chair was a cute background for a cute girl:) I have a busy week with Kraft Girl Kits this week, but hopefully I can get some 2 month pictures of Kieran tomorrow in his white onesie!!!

5 comments:

Scrap Candy said...

That sling is SO cute - SO much better than the crazy baby backpack I had for Brandan (refused to use it w/ Aly!) And Keiran looks so comfy in it.

Beautiful sunny summer family pics - the sun looks like it is going down and it has a perfect glow on your fantastic family shot. The yellow chair is a perfect backdrop!

Jakki said...

you have the EXACT SAME SLING that i do. lol!! don't you just love it i take mine every where with me ... although it really sucks when its unvalible due to washings (almost makes me want to have 2 of them, but dh says that's frivilous, ugh) nice pictures too

Shelstan said...

I love that yellow chair too!

And, girl...you are looking so good. I don't know what weight you are talking about? Whatever you are doing is definitely working! I need to jump on your bandwagon.

Douglas A. Perry, Sr. said...

Great job on the weight loss. That's the best way to do it is by counting calories. Plus if you want to have a forbidden food, you can always adjust the calories before or after.

Good idea with the sling. He's so cute in it.

Love Ya...Dad

Brynne said...

HI! I love the pic of A with her srms behind her head, she looks like a little model. Those cupcakes look yummy. I have been eating so good this week too except for one day and I have lost a few lbs as well, woo hoo!