Thursday, August 18, 2011

Taking Advantage

It is commonly accepted knowledge that exclusively nursing one baby for the first 6 months of life burns 500 calories per day.  I have two babies.  That's 1000 calories.  I took advantage.

It was a lot of calories!  I was/am hungry all the time.  And while I'm still nursing them, they don't count on me for all their calories.  I've always loved food...preparing it, thinking about it, talking about it, planning for the next time I'll have it, eating it.  And I loved it even more when I was eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and kept losing weight!  It was crazy!!  And awesome!  And is slowing down.

They are eating big girl food more and more.  They don't eat 14 times a night anymore.  And yet, I'd still like to eat those extra 1000 calories.  They are naturally weaning themselves....slowly, but surely...and I need to start weaning myself off dessert and second helpings and full meals as snacks before they quit me completely!

Here are a few ideas I am implementing to cool it on the calorie intake:
Eating only while at the table, doing nothing else but eating.
Not even buying foods I know I cannot control myself around.
Turning OFF The Food Network (when those shows are the background noise to one's life, it's amazing how much one thinks about food!)
Reminding myself that I have two little sponges, learning habits from me.

What do you do to help yourself stifle bad habits with food?

E dot P dot

P.S.  This is not a plea for compliments!!  Please, do not tell me "Oh, but you look great!"  'Cause then my brain says to self, "Yeah, you do look should have a cookie!"  Thank you if you thought it....but shhhhhhhh.

1 comment:

  1. i really don't have the right answer here as i would tell you i have given up my after lunch dessert! clearly having an after lunch dessert is the problem in the first place!!!!! seriously though, i find i have to replace what i am eating that is junk with healthy crap. like instead of ice cream after lunch, fruit or a fruit smoothie so i feel like it is ice cream. this is probably not helping, but serioulsy, i know exactly how you feel. after this next one comes i think i am going to have to re-evaluate my whole idea of eating!