January 13, 2014

Here’s to losing the baby weight. Cheers!

I just don’t get it. I don’t understand how my daughter can weigh less than my son at birth, yet I gain way more with her during pregnancy. Wait. I’m lying. I know precisely why I gained more. It’s called going off the rails, which is something I didn’t do when I was pregnant with my son. It’s called sending The Hubs on late-night runs for the border for a Mexican Pizza. It’s called multiple – as in, sometimes more than one on the same day – trips through the Micky D’s drive-thru for a Filet-O-Fish. It’s called “It’s no big deal; I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight with Scotty after just six weeks of barely any exercise,” said the pregnant lady who reached for yet another container of moose tracks ice cream.

Yeah, well, it’s a different day around these parts. And I’m paying the price. Hell, I just, as in a few weeks ago, put away my maternity jeans.

Kennedy, my daughter, is 15 weeks-old as I write this. Enough said.

I could feel myself sliding into Frumpville – and fast. I had to do something. So I started juicing again. I’d love to tell you that all the innumerable health benefits are what lured me back, but if I told you that, I’d be lying again.  It was good old fashioned vanity, folks. My husband Scott bought me the NutriBullet for Christmas, and I’ve been starting each day with this drink – dubbed the “Greenya Colada” – ever since: One banana, a fistful of spinach, several pieces of fresh pineapple (canned will do, too), and water. That’s it. No sweetener needed. I add a tablespoon of chia seeds before blending, too. 

And although the impetus behind my juicing efforts was weight loss, I discovered an unforeseen benefit: More energy. Which, trust me, I need much more of these days, considering my responsibilities as a mom have doubled.

I’ll sometimes have another NutriBullet creation at suppertime, too, which gives a completely new meaning to the phrase “drinking your dinner.” Cheers!
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  1. A have that tooo....and I,m traying soo let see wath hapend....

    1. Hi, thanks for posting...all we can do is try. Well, try...and drink copious amounts of Greenya Coladas!

  2. I started juicing awhile back after watching the documentary "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and to my surprise it tasted amazing, much better than regular juices in stores.!

    I did started falling off the juicing wagon but starting back up this week.

    1. Hi, Louida! Thank you for posting! I'll have to check out that documentary...the title alone is nearly enough to make me quit Filet-O-Fishes and moose tracks ice cream for good. On second thought...should I really watch it then?LOL

      Get back on the juicing wagon! We'll ride it together!