Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm talking about weight today

I am a believer of "you are what you eat" and when I was in my early 20's I ate very healthy.  I even taught aerobics at the gym I went to.  After I married and became pregnant, although I knew better, I  ate way too much unhealthy foods during my pregnancy. I craved Baskin Robins, Peanut Butter & Chocolate ice cream, which my husband drove by everyday on his way home from work.  As a result I gained 70 pounds my first pregnancy.  I quickly lost it because I went back to eating healthier.  My second pregnancy I craved toast with peanut butter, so when I gained 70 with it also I didn't think anything of it.  Afterwards, the weight didn't come off near as quickly and at the end of 6 months I still had 30 pounds I needed to lose.  I started keeping track of what I was eating and soon discovered that I was eating enough for at least two people.  I "tightened my belt" as the saying goes and started eating smaller portions and working out.  Then in 2002 I started slacking and gaining again.  As of three weeks ago, I have almost reached the weight I was, at 9 months pregnant.  I started keeping track again and see that I eat way to much restaurant food and I see I am a breadoholic.  I went grocery shopping yesterday to restock the refrigerator and pantry. Today I've started my path back to a healthier lifestyle once again.  I know that I will have fewer aches and pains, be more patient, have more energy and be able to fit into smaller clothes. For dinner I made Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans, although I used spinach instead of chard.  I loved it, my husband not so much.

I'm not a real open person so I don't know how much I will be talking about my weight. I do know if one person is going through some kind of a struggle, there are others dealing with the same thing.  God will put me on his back and carry me if we can't do it hand-in-hand. 

I will talk to everyone soon.



  1. This looks so delicious. I was just thinking that I've never made gnocchi. I'm really trying to low-carb it, so it may be awhile longer. Good luck! I know it's not easy to lose weight.

  2. That dish looks amazing! I'm giving it a try this weekend, bet it will be great when the temps are over 100 : )

  3. These days, I am a great teacher but a bad student! Last year,I had to learn all about diabetes in order to help the husband manage his diet. And even though I know what I should be doing in order for me to lose weight and eat healthy- I always manage to make bad choices. I can spout all the right info but can't seem to make it happen for me! Don't even get me started on exercising- I was a personal trainer! aagghhh.... I feel your pain, Theresa. Here's hoping we can both get back on track. :-) Sue

  4. I need to get motivated too! In the last ten years I have gained 24 lbs-if I keep on I will look like a walking bowling ball-maybe I already do! Keep on motivating us.