Weighing In

This month has been full of cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash subbing for pasta, and our new grill got plenty of delicious action. We developed a new love for black beans and fresh tomatoes and avocados. Asparagus never tasted so good. Chris couldn’t have another salad for lunch after the first week, but I am still a sucker for spinach. It’s been a tasty 3 weeks, but less than perfect–especially when you add in the caramel corn we HAD TO HAVE (twice) and the two times we went out to eat and splurged and the birthday cake we ate for Greta. I have learned you have to let yourself have a treat if you feel like you need it, or you’ll go crazy and one day you might eat an entire jar of peanut butter. (That really happened to a lady from my mission who was dieting…she called…

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No-Sleeping Beauty

Greta has been fussy these past few days. So unpredictably fussy. I put her down, she cries. I pick her up, she cries. So I put her back down and she stops crying. I think she doesn’t even know what she is upset about. I also think most of the time she is tired and fighting sleep. Or maybe growing and in pain? Which either way would feel better with some rest. The girl doesn’t nap much. Most days, she’ll nap for a total of ONE HOUR. And that could be broken up into 15 minute cat naps. And at night, sometimes she will only sleep for 2 hour stretches. It is exhausting. I wish she could talk and tell me how I could help her. When she is crying I always explain to her, “Just tell me what you want, I’ll do it. I promise.” But she never says…

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Week 1

Yesterday it started. Our diet. The one we have been talking about and promising ourselves we would stick to since our cruise to Mexico last summer. But I was pregnant…so we decided to wait 6 months until I wasn’t. Wow, those six months were full of good, good food. Some of my favorite treats homemade caramel popcorn mixed with Chex and peanuts. Endless wings. Pizza at least twice a week. Nachos. Frozen yogurt and peanut butter M&Ms mixed coldstone style. Peanut butter bananas. Pasta. No-bake oatmeal cookies, chocoloate chip cookies, Andes mint cookies. When people say they miss being pregnant—I am guessing THIS is what they must miss. Food glorious food. Well, three weeks post-partum and summer is right around the corner. So we weighed in. *drumroll* STARTING WEIGHT Chris: 229 lbs Julia: 161 lbs Goal WeightChris: 190-195 lbs “Or maybe 200 with a little muscle”Julia: 140-145 lbs Although our…

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