Monday, February 28, 2011

Top of the Muffin, to ya! Week 7

With Harper, I used pregnancy as an excuse to go buck wild and eat anything I wanted - especially after losing a significant amount of weight in the first trimester due to blindingly severe morning all-the-time sickness.

Immediately after Harper, all of our nurses complimented me on my flat stomach - umm.. really? Best you've ever seen, huh? Why yes, I believe I will have that fried chicken from the cafeteria. and that dinner roll. and that carton of chocolate milk.

A couple days later, I sashayed stumbled, wobbled, and weakly limped my way out of the hospital, clutching tightly to Brandon and trying not to faint from prolonged uprightness. All I could think about was getting to the car, but paused briefly to notice that the pants I wore in (that they told me would still fit when I left) were but a millimeter from pants-on-the-ground inspiration.

In the weeks that followed, I'd occasionally stumble out into the light, glance at a mirror and see a puffy, mascara-less, tired face and hair with barf in it. I'd shudder if I had the energy, then hear the echo of sweet people saying, "It took 9 months to grow her.  It'll take 9 months for you to get back to where you were."

I'd wrap those words around me like a warm, soft, barf-less blanket and go change another explosive diaper.

Obviously, I took that blanket to a whole nother level and I'm still sleeping under it every night.

..Because here I am, 20 months later, and I'm doing things I would absolutely never, ever do before I was pregnant.  I think all you need to do is look into our fridge.  College Courtney would slap me in the face if she saw it.  Take a peep at this den of iniquity:

On a positive note, I have two product raves this week:

1. Veggie Max patty from Subway. I ain't skurd of the meat substitutes, so I have no idea why I haven't tried it before. Tons of flavor, almost tastes a little like chicken, but mostly veggies so that it's not completely creepy. 70 calories. Love it.

2. Brandon & I have a love for Japanese hibachi food and two nights this week, I sauteed zucchini, yellow squash and onions and cooked whole grain brown rice.  No egg in the rice, no butter..period, just sprayed a little olive oil in the veggie pan so they wouldn't stick.

Then, and this is the most critical part, I drove to Benihana and bought a pint of the brown ginger sauce and a pint of the mustard sauce (only $4.50 each).

Amazing, amazing dinner.  No shrimp tails in the hair, which I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss.

This week, I reset and find an old normal.

Down 1/2 lb. Darn you, salt bombs!


  1. just found your blog through blair's and i am enjoying it! that's a great idea with the hibachi sauces. and? your neighbors suck! >:O

  2. Really! Buy the sauce - It's such an easy, fun dinner! ...and yes, they are awful :) I love your blog (content, obviously), but your header is so serene. Love.

  3. I found you on Blair's site, but I can't get your Google follower to load I'll have to come back (which I will fo sho).

    I immediately LOL'd at your Lowered Expectations picture because that is one of my all time favorite Mad TV sketches :)

    And I hear you on the crazy looking fridge. I don't dare post a pic of mine.

    Hope to see you saunter over by my place to say hi.

  4. Stopping by from McFatty Monday...I love the fridge shot...makes me want to take a picture of mine & evaluate it from an outsiders point of view!

  5. i simply love you. and your blog. i feel the urge to share with you that i snorted while laughing at the part about hair with barf in it... bahhaha... snort... bahahah.

  6. My fridge absolutely looks like that! It's the combined influence of Katie AND Brian, who is terrible with the full-fat. We also have "drawer o' cheese" and the whole milk and real butter, plus the "freezer o' ice cream". But, we have NOT had the brown rice and veggie dinner to help make up for it. Way to go.

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