Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oh Metabolism, Where Art Thou?

I miss the days when I could eat anything my heart desired, which usually consisted of greasy bacon cheeseburgers and fries, and I wouldn't gain any weight.  Those days flew out the window the day I got married.  I'm not blaming Hans, I think it was just my age and the stress of marrying a soon to be pastor.  I guess I can add the moving to a new state, starting a new job and getting pregnant parts too.  Either way my metabolism went running for the hills, with out burning any calories on the way, and I haven't seen it since.

This is me pregnant with Gus.  Seriously.

I did manage to lose weight after I had John.  It took me almost 2 1/2 years to lose all that weight.  I had finally reached my goal.  Then I found out the next day that I was pregnant.  And, if you think I had time to lose weight between August and Anders you would be wrong.  So now I'm on a mission.  I am not one of those women that loses weight just because I'm nursing.  Supposedly nursing burns about 500 calories a day and I'm not sure that is actually happening.  One would also think that running after three kids...well, at least two kids, would burn some calories.  You've read my blog right?  My kids are not the quiet, sitting still type kids.  I am actually forced to run after them sometimes.  I'm also not a complete bum and I do workout, but not regularly.  Sometimes, instead of working out, I take a shower or sleep, luxuries around these parts.

So, I'm on a mission.  I have a big 70 pounds to lose and I'm going to do it. Hopefully it won't take me another 2 1/2 years.   My biggest problem is that I love food and find myself constantly hungry due to the all the nursing.  But, I'm going to do this.  I've done Slim in 6 in the past so I'll start that up again and I recently discovered Zumba so I'll give that a go.  If you have a work out program you love and/or some great low calorie foods, I'd love to hear from you.  I very well might be grumpy for the next few months.  This is your heads up.  And, if you see my metabolism around anywhere, will you send it back?  It might make things a little easier.


Heather said...

Katie, I feel your pain. I put on 20 pounds with marriage and then an additional 20 pounds per kid. UGH!!! So, I have a lovely 100 pounds to lose. We can do this!!! I will email you any yummy low cal/ low fat recipes I find if you can do the same. :)

Katie Fiene said...

Sounds like a plan! We can do this!!!

Jenna said...

Baby weight is not my problem - it comes off just fine. My problem is Marriage weight. I gained about 45 lb in the five years Ed and I were married before getting pregnant with Ephraim. I've lost about 15 of that so far, but I have 30 to go. (I'd also like to go about 10 pounds lower than that . . . . ) Best of luck!!