Yesterday I went to lunch with a friend to Hard Times Cafe. I ordered a chili mac, which is chili poured over spaghetti noodles. It's a lot of food and usually I eat half and save the rest for another meal. Yesterday I ate the whole thing, along with a piece of corn bread! My friend, who did not finish his meal, said, 'Wow, you ate the whole thing?' I was pretty amazed too. I think that might be the baby's favorite restaurant.
This week I have been eating like crazy. I've read that right now I need lots of carbs, and I've certainly been craving carbs. I need more fruit and vegetables and generally a balanced diet, but it's the carbs I want. Until this week, I hadn't gained any weight. Today I weighed myself and I was up 4 pounds. In a week?
It kind of sucks to be craving carbs during the holidays - people put out food and I eat it. I need restraint, and I certainly don't have it. Tuesday I went to a coworkers retirement brunch. Today is my office holiday party. And people have been bringing in treats all week, with today being the ultimate. Today alone at work I've had a bagel with cream cheese, a glass of oj, a donut hole, 3 clementines, 3 stuffed grape leaves, 2 small samosas, and half a pita with hummus. And I'm hungry! Bring me more!
A male coworker with kids said 'Enjoy it. It's the only time in your life you don't have to worry about weight gain.' He doesn't have to worry about losing it all after the birth.