Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eating Habits (with some TMI included)

As I think most of my readers are aware, I have lost a significant amount of weight over the last 5 years (wow, has it been that long?). To recap:

Spring 2005 to late June 2006 (my wedding) I lost about 40 pounds.
June 2006 to fall 2007 I gained back 20 pounds
Fall 2007 to March 2008 I lost 25 pounds
March 2008 (I think) I joined Weight Watc.hers and lost about 40 pounds before getting pregnant November 2008
During my pregnancy (November 2008 to July 2009) I gained about 50 pounds
Pregnancy to now, I've lost about 15 pounds

Whew! Quite the roller coaster! And that's not even detailing the drastic weight loss in high school and the crazy climb of 120 pounds from 1998 to 2005.

Because of nursing DD, I'm a little apprehensive about cutting calories, so I've decided to start tracking my food intake beginning today, just to see where I am right now. I have discovered, however, that it's really difficult to write down what you're eating without being aware of what it is. This is something I've always advised people of when they're trying to lose weight, so I'm not sure why it's so surprising to me, but it's taken me aback.

Knowing I was going to track my intake and also realizing that I should be eating more fruits and veggies, if not for my own sake, for the sake of my daughter, I bought some baby carrots, apples, oranges, and grapes at the grocery last night. I've been good today--been eating my fruits and veggies and not so much my processed foods...but my (TMI) bowels have taken a beating because of it. Just 15 minutes after finishing my grapes, I was on my way to the restroom. *sigh* Guess I shouldn't be making these changes so drastically.

I'm guessing I'll be able to keep this Oatmeal Creme Pie in my belly just fine... :)


Cassie said...

My husband just informed me TODAY that apple juice is a natural...what do you call it? Well, I can't remember the word for constipation-reliever right now, but you know what I mean. ;) He thought everyone knew that, but apparently not, because I sure didn't! Well, at least you're getting all your fiber! I really need to start a weight-loss plan myself.

Allison said...

Don't be in a hurry, Cassie! You've got plenty of time to lose weight.

Oh, and I think the word you're looking for is laxative ;)

I'd heard that any fruit juice with a "p" in it was--prune, apple, grape, pear...I think we learned that when my niece was having troubles pooing.

Amy said...

Your post just inspired me to eat the banana sitting on my desk :)

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