Thursday, 26 May 2011

To diet or not to diet.......................


Well, it has been 3 1/2 months since little Molly brightened up my world and it was 2 weeks ago, I ditched the fat pants. I am absolutely no where near my pre-pregnancy weight, but I am seeing a little (and I mean little) light at the end of the tunnel. 
Before Molly, I was a bog standard size 10....now I am a size 11. I want to be a size 8 but right now, this really does seem like mission impossible. 
When I waved goodbye to pregnancy, I seemed to also wave goodbye to my metabolism. And so many mummy's will agree with me, unless you are one of the lucky few or you live in Hollywood.
It angers me so much, that there is so much pressure for woman to lose they're baby weight, when they're body has been through a massive ordeal. I sat there in front of the tv, watching E Entertainment (essential baby-feeding viewing) and watching Penelope Cruz rock up on the red carpet, 6 weeks after giving birth looking bloody gorgeous and slim. Now this was a couple of weeks after I had given birth and quite frankly those few weeks are a bit of a blur now, but I am pretty sure I sobbed whilst eating my rice cake and green tea!
Then up popped Miss Juicy, as she will be called, and has already shown her annoyance at me for not mentioning her in my post already. So anyway, up pops Miss Juicy with the amazing new diet called The Primal Diet....basically going back to caveman status! Lots of meat, veg, fruit, no carbs.....basically my idea of hell. I am sure I was Italian in my past life, I live for pasta, bread, cheese, all the things I will no longer be allowed!!
I did this religiously for a week. Scrambled egg for breakfast, salads for lunch, fish and veg for dinner. Feeling great, and starting to feel slim and Penelope Cruz-esque. Well, in my mind anyway.
But it quickly dawned on me, that having a young baby, and spending most of my day thinking about what I can or can't have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, trying to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner especially to suit my needs, while frantically trying to make up bottles, wade through my mountain of washing and ironing, play with my Molly Moo Moo's, keep the house clean and tidy was soon becoming a tad tiring. So yup, you guessed it....I have binned the Primal Diet! So I am back to square 1. Still a size 11 and looking for the perfect diet which entails eating bread and pasta and drinking wine. 

*Or if anyone would like to become my personal chef, I would be eternally grateful. I am of course, completely worth it....

                                      
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6 comments

  1. i wrote a post a while back about a bet i made with the bf about getting back into my size 8 jeans by my next birthday...that birthday is next week, lets just say i owe him a hundred quid eeek. i am getting there, my downfall is cheese too, especially the extra kind, on pizza :) xoxo

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  2. 3.5 months..... stop worrying girl! We're far too hard on ourselves, hide the mags, don't watch tv and get the pasta and red wine out! lifes too short! (and size 11 is perfect). Nat

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  3. Ha ha Nikki, lets just say you were brave to make the bet, but I am sure by the birthday after you will be. I can't wait until the day i go size 8 wardrobe shopping! Oh and I am having pizza now too....hey ho it is Friday after all!!

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  4. HERE HERE This Is Us! Right now I am having a glass of red and pizza. Mags are in the bin but I am afraid to say E Entertainment is a way of life....;-)

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  5. lol i gained 4 stone with my two little ones 11 years ago ... and STILL havent ditched the weight :(

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  6. OH NO!!! I am determined to shift it, although this weather makes me want to curl up and eat chocolate!!

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