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!!!