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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I understand why it is so difficult to lose weight post pregancy

Babies create massive stress.

Baby related stress triggers a massive craving for chocolate.

Case in Point -
Prior to baby - I worked a high stress job and thrived on it. I get really bored and unmotivated without work stress. Did not led to chocolate or junk food craving.

During pregnancy - continued working high stress job and somehow found rhythm that kept me mentally relaxed but balanced to handle work stress - did not crave chocolate - in fact avoided it out of lack of interest.

Post pregnancy - long spell with baby of repeated eating, diapering, putting to bed for 15 minutes while making mad dash for lunch or loo typically has me scrambling for chocolate! Today, I worked in office for 3 hours in back to back meetings discussing all manner of stress related work issues, downsizing, price problems, job reviews, etc. Not fun stuff! Never once felt need to eat chocolate. I come home to give husband a break while he runs off to teach a class, 3 hours in and I'm scrambling for chocolate and a glass of milk.

I don't understand it but I blame it all on baby.


crazywildberry said...

Ahh, poor Charlotte! She's the cutest little scapegoat, though. I tend to eat more chocolate and other sweets too, so don't think you are the only one. And I tend to lose baby weight pretty well. Hope I can say the same after Baby #3. I think nursing my kids does help a lot. And the fact that I try to walk as much as I can. Maybe having a three story house helps? Hey, give yourself a break! A little chocolate won't do you any harm.

R. Molder said...

Currently I'm really mad at all the celebrities (Jessica Alba - you are dead to me) that have just had babies and are running around with flat tummies and saying "I lost it all by breast feeding". BS!!! It certainly helps but definitely does not return one's abdominal region into a flat zone.

Potty Mummy said...

Welcome to my world, SB... Funny how, having gone back to work after Boy #1 was born, I found it much easier to shift the pounds than I did at home with Boy #2...

(Left another comment on your previous post, btw...)