I feel like I have finally woken up from a food coma. And I don't mean one that was caused from a recent heavy meal. I think that I have actually been living in a food coma and am only just now realizing it because I have started to shake off the effects. It wasn't because of the quantities of food I was eating, but was caused by what I was eating in the first place. This morning DD woke up an hour early. When DH took her to the kitchen with him to have breakfast, instead of rolling over and going back to sleep I actually got out of bed and jumped in the shower. I never do that, even when I actually need to! I feel like I am finally awake. I have spent most of my time as a stay at home mom sitting. Sitting reading books, sitting coloring, sitting playing blocks, etc. and in my free time? More sitting and reading or sitting at the computer. Now when I'm sitting I feel like I should get up and do something. I don't feel so lethargic and bleary eyed, even an hour before my usual wake up time. We had pancakes for dinner the other night because DH came home from work sick and thought he'd be able to eat them. They weren't at ALL part of our new diet, full of white flour and white sugar. An hour after eating them I was ready for bed. I couldn't keep my eyes open and I felt like I had been drugged. They weren't even topped with sugary syrup, I put homemade apple butter on them, and instead of milk I used yogurt in the batter (which I might be mistaken but I think that means they would have a little more protein? Now I'm not sure, I'll have to check.) Amazing. I use to live feeling like that nearly all the time. The best part about changing the way we are eating is that I don't feel deprived! I'm not restricting calories, or staying away from fat, I'm not hungry (well, I actually am right now, but that's because my DD is sleeping in my lap and I don't want to move and wake her up so I'm waiting, but I'd have done the same thing before). And I'm still losing weight, 128.5 this morning!
Stella- 4 inches is quite a lot! Great work :-)
Trekkingirl- I laughed when I read about your Cardio Breadstocking workout. I couldn't help picturing a cheesy workout video shot in a grocery store with loaves of bread, etc. as the exercise props and then that carried through to trying to shop while the workout video was being taped and imagining the bewilderment of the innocent passersby. Good for you making the most of your opportunities! What about wearing ankle or wrist weights to work?
pacificbliss- Yay for the upcoming birthday! I still have another 2 1/2 months before my DD's comes up, it seems like life is on fast forward some times. It's wonderful that you are approaching your goal!