1/11/2012

Hello Winter

After Missouri's balmy temps for the last week it's about to get really, really freaking cold. I'm not upset about this. I enjoy cold weather. I like to bundle up under blankets (yes, Erin, I know I do that in the summer too, lol) I like to cook big pots of chili and chicken and dumplings and drink hot chocolate. Basically the summer months are like torture for me and the only reason I put up with Missouri summers, (which are like living in a bowl of chicken soup for half of the year) is that I love my family and this is home. If it were up to me I'd have lots of money and transplant the whole family to Washington or Oregon, or Alaska...maybe not Alaska, 4 dollars a gallon is enough for milk thank you.

So anyway the cold is coming and I'm actually pretty happy about it. I don't know why but when it is unseasonable I start thinking it's the end of days or something. I get a little wiggy when things aren't like they are supposed to be. Cold in the summer, warn in the winter, OM MY GOD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! that sort of thing.

I have decided that I am not waiting until after little mister shows up to get back on my plan. I can spend the next 8 weeks bitching about being fat, or I can return to the habits that helped me lose it all to begin with. This starts today. I'm going back to breakfasts and lunches that are easy and predictable. I'm going to have to add to my intake to accommodate for the increased calorie demands of the baby but he'll be alright getting an extra 300 of skim milk and fruit; rather than fudge and perogies, am I right? I think I'm right.

I went grocery shopping last night and got some slim fast, fruit and egg whites. I'm almost over the cold/flu/plague that I've been battling and this is going to be a good week. Hey, and I'm pretty excited about this, tomorrow will be my blog's 2 year anniversary. 2 years of writing, wow maybe I oughtta try doing this professionally, ha!

7 comments:

Miss April said...

yes, keep up on the good habits. Take care of yourself. It is snowy here today for the first time and very windy as well. I really am not upset about it, I'm actually a little relieved. I like cold weather! I don't have a garage so it makes it a chore to scrape windows, etc. before I can get off to work - but... overall, I find a good snowfall to be beautiful! Your comfort food is making me hungry.... those come in fat free versions, right? :)

Christie said...

Noooooo. I have been so thankful for our unseasonable weather. Us rural Missouri folks don't like not being able to leave the house...lol! Congrats for putting yourself back on track. I have a friend who just found out she is preggers (2nd baby) and lost a ton of weight last year. She's concerned about the "gain back", but I tried to remind her that just because she is pregnant does not mean that she has to go off plan, just make sure she talks to her dr about any increases. GOOD FOR YOU!

Erin said...

Yeah I think it's warmer in your house now than it was in July for sure lol. I would move to the beach in warm weather so we best make enough for weekly flights back and forth :).

Julie said...

Keep those calories up for now, your wee one needs them to finish up growing but eating good is a great idea, no more fudge is best. You'll kick some butt when it's time. Hey, you are going to breast feed, right? Remember you have to keep those calories up too. You know all this, you'd been there done that and know the rules.
Just take care of yourself and the wee one and soon you can really hit it.
Blessings my friend.

Amanda said...

Congrats on the near-blogiversary!

Ana said...

Ooo! Oooo! Oooo!!! I have got to say that Oregon is pretty darn awesome ;) Even though we've had some pretty funky weather lately--sunshine...lots of it! Very odd for the Willamette Valley in winter. And it was up to 65 degrees the other day...very strange! I'm an Alaska girl at heart, so the cold is my friend :)

Happy early blogiversary!!

Laura Belle said...

I think it's great you're not waiting! You can do it, and you will probably feel better for it!

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