Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Snarky Sign in My Body's Office

I'm sure you've seen those slightly snarky and oh-so-true signs in many offices.

They read like this:

  • Fast
  • Good
  • Cheap
Pick two.
Well, if my body had an office, its sign would read like this:

  • Run 7-12 miles per week.
  • Make enough milk to breastfeed.
  • Lose weight.
Pick two.

Right now I'm going with the first two.

With all of this running, I've expected this baby weight to just fall off. No such luck. I'm still holding steady at 160, about 20 pounds above my pre-baby weight. When I've both run and cut calories in an effort to lose weight, my milk supply has diminished and made breastfeeding difficult. And Peanut's too little to be dieting.


I'm not complaining, really, because Hello, Heather! Your body can run 7-12 miles per week! You're successfully breastfeeding your fifth gorgeous child! Nothing to complain about there.

Mostly, I'm just finding it interesting. I've always had difficulty losing weight while breastfeeding, at least for the first year when my babies get most of their nourishment from me. This isn't new. But, the running is new and I thought it might make a difference. Nope.

And can I just say that the running is rocking? 4.31 miles today in 55 minutes.

I just love endorphins.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Right now...

•I am nursing Peanut and listening to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Mendelssohn. Oh, the memories. I played Hermia my freshman year of college.

•The big kids are outside running a koolaid stand while listening to Taylor Swift and Phineas and Ferb.

•Coco just came in for a snack.

•I feel sick, but I can keep the nausea at bay if I hold very, very still.

•Holding very, very still is not the best strategy when I have 5 kids to keep an eye on.

•I am wishing that JDub would get home already.

•And hoping the neighbors don't think I'm too neglectful for staying in my house and laying very, very still while my motley assortment of red-lipped children run a koolaid stand.

•And I'm not so sure how I feel about koolaid/lemonade/Popsicle stands anyway. What are your thoughts on the matter?

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010


I could wax all philosophical about the importance of awareness. But I'm just going to post a video that made me laugh. And think.