So it's been a year and a half since I last posted, which was my announcement that I had given birth to my first child - my son Tully - that previous February. Well here we are again! I gave birth to my second child - my son Jack - in January! Yes, that's right, my boys are 11 months and 10 days apart.
They are now 19 months and 7.5 months old!!
I can't believe how much my life has changed in the past 3 years. Married, house, 2 kids, wow. So let's talk about gluten. And dairy. And Crohn's disease. Let's back alllll the way up to when I met my husband in 2011. I was in the best shape of my life, in control of my health and rocking this lifestyle. Then I got happy and comfortable and lazy and started cheating more and more and started packing on the weight. When we struggled to get pregnant I realized I needed to check myself and cut the junk out and started losing weight and feeling better. Then I got pregnant and I did amazing through the first and second trimester of my first pregnancy. The third, I was craving pizza like it was nobody's business and I started eating it. And I wasn't getting sick. The magic of the immune system during pregnancy!! Then I had Tully and got pregnant two months later and still, magic!! So I blew through my pregnancy with Jack eating whatever I felt like eating.
And then I wasn't pregnant anymore.... yet I kept at it. It got ugly, quickly!
Oh my goodness. All of that indulging, while not making me feel sick, was NOT doing me any favors. A few months ago, tired, sluggish, stomach a complete mess, I finally decided this had to STOP! They were advertising a new round of weight watchers at work and I finally felt ready to tackle this beast so I signed myself up and haven't looked back. I have lost 14lbs and am feeling amazing. Yesterday (holiday weekends, right?!) I had a big setback eating way out of my zone and I am PAYING for it today. I get so sick now when I eat stuff I'm not supposed to eat. It's good though because I was such a cheater back in the day and I just can't do it anymore. I have to be strict or else I'm sick. And I have two little monsters running around, I cannot be sick!!
I've been thinking about writing here again, it's always been so helpful for me, plus I really need a hobby these days. It's a lot harder to find the time but I'm going to try. Anyone still with me? I'd love to hear from you!