I’ve been eating, I’ve been eating
I feel chunky when them carbs get into me
I’ve been snacking, I’ve been snacking
Can’t keep my hands off the carbs
I gotta eat it – na na
(sung to Drunk in Love – Beyonce)
So here’s where being home goes wrong. I have gained five pounds (gasp, the horror) I know, I’m lame. I’m aware that it’s not a big deal. It’s just odd because, it’s not me. My weight is usually pretty steady. It’s only changed with pregnancy. The thing is, my diet has been horrible! It all points back to being home with these babies. I make sure to feed them well. They get lots of healthy meals and snacks. I just kind of forget to feed myself in the process.
In the mornings, I’m feeding them breakfast and packing their lunches and I probably grab a bagel or blueberry muffin for myself. It’s a far cry from the oatmeal and yogurt I used to eat every morning. As I’m packing their lunches, I usually don’t pack one for myself. I just don’t seem to have time for that and I always think I’ll eat something once I get my baby girl in the bed for her nap. That something turns into a bowl of cereal or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. All because I’m trying to stay quiet so that child does not wake up. Her naps are so iffy that I don’t want to mess it up when she is sleeping. The best meal for me every day is dinner. It’s the one time during the day that I actually sit down and eat. It’s also my only balanced meal of the day. Sigh. I have got to do better.
So, while this five pounds is nothing, I don’t want to make friends with it. Nope we don’t need to go down the road of getting to know each other and exchanging email addresses and what not. I know if I make friends with this five pounds it could turn into ten or fifteen. Operation move my booty is on the horizon! It’s a part of my overall plan of living my life the way I’ve dreamed it could be. Fitness is definitely a part of that plan. So is building an empire (insert evil laugh). Mama has got to start eating like I used to. That’s going to take me preparing all of our food ahead of time. More work for me but meh, that’s life. What about you? Has being a mom changed your eating habits?