Down with the Pounds

Posted 02-11-2013 at 10:07 AM by Krista

I’m not going to lie, I’m addicted to food. I mean, this is America after all home of the overeater and land of the Golden Arches. I know I’m not alone. But really, while that knowledge might offer me some comfort as I try to zip up a dress that’s gotten too small, it doesn’t help with the problem. In fact, it only encourages it, really.

Surround yourself with a bunch of skinny chicks, and I bet you start eating a lot of salads. That, or get chronically depressed, I’m not sure which. Anyway, I say all of this to bring me to an actual point—I promise. My doctor told me that one step to take to get pregnant again would be to lose ten pounds.

I instantly jumped on board. I want to have another baby almost more than I’ve wanted anything. Losing ten pounds isn’t that much of a sacrifice. I know that, and yet it doesn’t make it any easier to do. It seems like ever since he told me to do that I can’t stop stuffing my face with processed meat and candy coated sugar. In fact, rather than losing a single pound I have gained four!

Wow. What a way to come back to reality. I know that I need to do this, I know I do. But that doesn’t make it easy. Food is my source of comfort, and boy have I been needing it since I have started on this journey. Each month that brings another negative pregnancy test I think, bring on the Doritos! It’s really hard to separate yourself from that mentality.

And honestly, how much sense does it make to lose ten or fifteen pounds just so I can end up gaining another thirty? Life just does not make sense, of this I am certain.

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8 Responses to “Down with the Pounds”

  1. Kabuki24 on February 28th, 2013 2:38 pm

    I’m with ya mama! I may eat a bunch of salads around those skinny chicks, but it’s probably covered with Ranch!

  2. abunchoflemons on March 1st, 2013 2:31 pm

    i hear ya. i could cover with rach & eat less & still not loose…. i hate trying to loose to get pregnant. i end up loosing after i get pregnant then start gaining….. gggrrrr maybe just be pregnant for a little to loose then not pregnant wand forme.

  3. Angel894 on March 2nd, 2013 7:36 am

    Don’t deprive yourself completely. That is the first step to failure. And try cutting one thing at a time. No fast food. Once you can deal with that, no soda. I also did some research to see how many calories I needed per day (my current weight compared to my ideal weight and my activity level, etc.) Carry a tiny notebook and write down every little calorie. There are recipes that give you the calories. It is really, really hard. It was a few months before I could be trusted without a notebook to calorie count. But it helps you change your whole lifestyle so the weight stays off!

  4. hylndlas on March 3rd, 2013 8:39 am

    I know some people don’t like it…but Try Weight Watchers if you can. I lost 60 pounds (it took a little over a year to do it-but I lost the first 10 pretty quickly!)

    I seriously Loved that program…and I never EVER felt deprived. The only reason I’m not on it now as a lifetime member is because RIGHT before I started Maintenance I got pregnant with number two. :O Oh well…I’ll be starting again here soon on the nursing mom version…and will loose the “baby weight” I did gain. :)

  5. ksenja on March 5th, 2013 5:18 pm

    I agree with cutting 1 thing a day(eventually cutting all processed sugar and junk food is my goal). I also have been using the “loose it” app on my ipod which is an easy way to log your food. I have been taking it slow, since I have a 6 month old who is still nursing, but I just set it to loose 1 lb/week and it gives me a set amount of calories/day, and count the calories for me when I put in the food that I eat. It’s easy and kinda fun!

  6. blueeyedgirl on March 9th, 2013 6:28 pm

    French Women Don’t Get Fat — read it!! That book taught me how to enjoy food MORE without continuing to overeat! Lost all my baby weight without counting calories or going to the gym :)

  7. brennamathis on March 10th, 2013 2:49 pm is awesome for keeping track of calories & what you eat, plus it helps to show you deficiencies in your diet, where you’re getting too much of certain things (like I thought I was doing really well with sodium but I was consuming way more than I realized, and I wasn’t getting near enough vitamin C & potassium). You can keep track of exercise in it as well :)

  8. craftinmama on March 12th, 2013 11:33 am

    I am a horrible eater too. I don’t eat to much fast food but I do survive on soda and whatever is fast in my fridge. This leads to a lot of unhealthy food. I am looking forward to our move to rehaul my kitchen cupboards and since I will no longer be working I will have more time to cook and workout. That’s my plan anyways hehe. We shall see.

    Maybe at least try to cut out a couple of really bad things and up the time in the gym?

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