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I'm on a shredded wheat kick this winter. Previously when the weather got cold I'd switch from cereal in the morning to oatmeal in the morning, but lately I wasn't really feeling it. So I saw a commercial for hot shredded wheat, and since I'm a big shredded wheat fan anyway I thought I'd try it. It was pretty good.

I don't heat up the cereal, just the milk. And I stir a tablespoon of brown sugar in the milk first for wonderfulness. It's a very filling breakfast with no sodium.

Marc is still on his diet. He's doing awesome. He thinks a lot about calories which is a change for both of us. I never notice calories in what I eat, if you tell me a snack is 200 calories I don't really know if that's good or bad. When I read ingredients, I read protein, fiber, and sodium. When I was pregnant I actually had a spreadsheet with various favorite snack foods, and it'd tell me the ratio of protein:sodium and fiber:sodium, because higher ratios meant they were good snacks for me I figured.

I don't eat as healthy as I did when I was pregnant, mostly because I don't eat as much. I mean it's easy to get five servings of fruits and veggies a day when you eat twenty times a day, right? Nah, these days I'm not that hungry. Consequently I've lost at least fifty pounds in the last, oh, six months! I now weigh what I did in college when I was running track. Except now I'm not running... I'm barely exercising. Just eating normal food, and nursing the baby a lot. It burns some calories apparently.

So anyway, three months ago I was all afraid that I'd have to buy bigger size pants, and now my pre-pregnancy clothes are hanging off me and need belts.

I still feel good about the in-between sizes I bought though. I needed them. When you're not pregnant, putting maternity clothes on just makes you want to cry.


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Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
Duh, it burns some calories. On WW nursing moms get like 1000 extra calories a day.
Dec. 2nd, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Wooh! Lucky!

Has Marc weighed himself yet? I'm interested in how this will go. I've been wanting my S.O to try to lose some weight as well, but I don't know any nice way of mentioning it.

I love him and all his fluff, but he has knee and back problems, as well as sleeping problems that I KNOW would be better if he just lost some weight, and I want him to be able to run around with Vincent when Vincent gets older.

I've never thought of warm shredded wheat... I'll have to give that a try.
Dec. 2nd, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Hey! Diet wise...I'm in the fourth week and I've lost 22 lbs. The diet is a meal replacement type and I have to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day. I'm basically down to 1500-2000 calories per day.
Dec. 2nd, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
How do you heat up the milk, just in the microwave for a few minutes? I might need to try this, it sounds like a yummy breakfast alternative.
Dec. 3rd, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
yup. I fill a coffee cup a little over half full of milk, then microwave it for 99 seconds (I like times where my fingers don't have to move buttons). Then take it out, stir in the brown sugar, and pour over the shredded wheat.
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