Well, now that I am done breastfeeding, I have to go on a diet. I hate diets. Really, really, hate diets.
After I stopped breastfeeding, it took awhile for my body to figure out I no longer need an extra 800-1000 calories a day. I am sure I burned closer to the extra 1000 a day, because I was always hungry and I made more than enough milk for both babies. I had a deep freezer full of breast milk. Enough frozen breast milk to feed the babies 4-6oz bottles a day for a month.
While my body was adjusting to my new calorie requirements, I gained some weight. Luckily, I am no longer starving all the time, but now I have about 10 pounds to lose to be at a weight that makes me happy.
I don't want to be super skinny, like I was before I had the big kids. I wore a size 2 or 4 and xs shirts. Shopping was so much fun. Everything I tried on looked good. I worked out really hard 5 days a week and kept a food diary. It was scary how I could remember each and everything I ate each day. It was a lot of work to be that small.
So, after the big kids were born, I decided I didn't want to work that hard, so I worked out, not quite as hard, 6 days a week, and did diet a little to be a size 6. I am really happy when I am a size 6. Not too skinny, so I still feel like a woman, but not too fat either. I would really like to be a 4, but really not up to the work it takes for me to be a size 4. I am getting lazy in my old age.
So, I just want to be a comfortable size 6. I don't think that is too much to ask, so I have ordered a new food scale to replace the one Bear just broke last week. If you ever think, I should go take that away, do it right away. If you don't, you will find your kid stepping on your food scale and it will already be broken when you go to take it from him. I really wanted to take his Buzz Lightyear and smash it, but I didn't.
Anyway, I have found my old diet plan from LA Weight Loss and plan to start this diet soon. Probably after my sister leaves for home. That means, I have about a week to eat what I want and then the dieting will begin.
Someone please pass me the cookies.