baby weight

We don't own a scale. I can pretty much tell what I weigh based on how my clothes fit. Like a lot of women, I have "fat jeans" and clothes I gravitate toward when I'm feeling big.

After Jack was born, it seemed like the baby weight came off instantaneously. I gained twenty pounds throughout the first 40 weeks of my pregnancy, and ten more during the last 2 weeks. All thirty pounds plus an additional ten were gone two months later. One of the benefits of breastfeeding combined with no appetite, right?

Well, the appetite is back. And that, combined with a reduction in my general activity levels, have conspired to bring eight of those lost pounds back. I'm wearing my "fat jeans" with regularity, and trying to hide a big ole muffin top of a post-baby belly.

After reading this post and marveling at the audacity of this new Mom, I've decided to make a few changes. Nothing drastic. I'm not about to cleanse and give up bread or anything like that. I'm just going to stop eating cookies for breakfast, and maybe add a few green things to my diet, and possibly figure out how to incorporate some exercise in my life.

Any suggestions on how to ease into things? Healthy recipes that are easy to cook would be appreciated!

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