My mother lied to me. When I was pregnant she told me to eat everything and don’t worry, all the weight will go to the baby. Well I did what I was told, and boy did I ask for it. JJ was only 6 pounds, and my husband was wondering what happened to the rest of the 54 pounds I had gained. 😛
Well I’m not going to lie. A lot of the weight that I lost was water weight – I was so swollen by the end of my pregnancy and even after having JJ. But even after the swelling subsided, I still looked like a butterball, and was no longer known as the skinny sister LOL. A cousin of mine even told me that I officially joined the “fat club” of the family. Just great. Grrrrrr.
I SO did not want to join that club. Heck no. But I hate exercising. Despise it. I don’t understand when people say that they love to exercise and it gives them more energy and it’s a stress reliever. They crazy. Exercising gives me less energy and stresses me out. And with a baby, who has time to change into gym clothes, exercise and shower? I certainly don’t. I would rather use that time doing laundry, cleaning or cooking.
So if it’s not exercising, it was my way of eating that had to be changed. For me, the fastest method of losing weight was calorie counting. I used the My Fitness Pal app on my phone. It’s free and super easy. It even has the calorie count for desi food as well. Within a couple of weeks I was down 10 pounds. Then laziness hit me again and I stopped using it. I should go back to it. What I liked about this method is that I ate whatever I wanted, but it was within a limit.
I remember when I was TTC-ing, my accupuncturist mentioned to me to drink warm water with fresh lemon juice. It really is amazing for your system. I do it every morning and find that my metabolism is a lot faster. I also drink green tea right after. LOOOVE it!
And then finally the sun came out and it was warm. Yay!! I love love to walk, and I live next to a shopping center, so it was perfect. I take JJ for walks almost every day for 1-2 hours. It would be better if I left my wallet at home, as I was noticing that as I became lighter, so has my wallet 😛
I still have a lot more pounds to lose, but I’m taking my time. I might try to squeeze in exercising here and there, but as long as the weather is nice, I will continue on my walks. I keep telling myself: 9 months gained and 9 months to lose. I doubt I will go back to my old size, but it’s alright. I’m happy. Plus it gives me an excuse to buy myself new clothes 🙂