Saturday, June 29, 2013

Losing the Weight Breastfeeding... a myth. When I heard stories of how the weight would just melt off if you breastfeed, it sounded too good to be true, and it turns out that it is (just an fyi - I'm not breastfeeding just to lose weight, but it definitely would have been a welcome bonus). The first two weeks I lost all kinds of weight, so I was hopeful there would be some truth to it. Turns out that weight was mainly Ezzy (almost 8lbs), the amniotic fluid, and all the water weight I was carrying around those last few weeks. Ezzy will be 7 weeks on Monday and I haven't lost a single pound since week 2, so it's on to plan B for losing the weight: salads + working out. I'm curious if anyone out there actually has lost weight from breastfeeding, and if so, how long did it take?

Thankfully all this summertime heat is perfect for a yummy, refreshing salad. We've also developed a bit of an obsession with the salad bar at Whole Foods (if driving all the way to Pasadena three times in the last week counts as an obsession). Ezzy loves it there too, as you can see in the pic above.

Grilled Veggies, Sauteed Mushrooms, Pineapple, Tofu, Hardboiled Egg & Tangerine Dressing

Same salad as before + strawberries, cabbage, southwest couscous & veggie samosa

Joe's Pasta + Indian Food

Joe's food, round 2

Joe's food, round 3 (mmm, spaghetti squash)
Grilled pineapple & veggies, kobucha, sauteed mushrooms, oranges, beans, & tangerine dressing (love that stuff!)
Claim Jumper has a pretty good salad bar too:


And we even got these fancy salad bowls from Cost Plus to make eating salads at home more appealing:
Stirfry veggies, pineapple, fake chicken, brown rice, spinach, & sweet chili dressing

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