I know it’s only been two month since having X, but I can already tell that this whole weight-loss thing is going to be a bitch. I could be naive here, but I feel like I shouldn’t be looking down a 30-pound discrepancy at this point. I mean, the baby has come out, right? To be fair, I had totally gone nuts during the pregnancy. As I chowed down on another pint of ice cream, I would giggle “boy am I going to pay for this later.” Not so funny now, is it, pregnant Lauren?
Anyway, to deal with that I’m doing an old stand-by diet that got me through my university days when the beers were many and the exercise not so much. My soup diet is also known as the Sacred Heart Diet, although the Sacred Heart hospital swears up and down that its not responsible for it. That should tell you how healthy it is. The urban legend about the diet is that it is given to heart surgery patients before their surgery to help them get their weight down in a hurry. A friend’s dad once recommended it to me. He was a super-fit firefighter – I looked him up and down and decided to try it.
I know it’s not the recommended way to lose weight – the “eat properly and workout regularly for a really long time” way. Thing is, this soup thing is awful but it really does work. Back in my uni days, I had a lot of pounds to drop. 15 pounds lighter after this diet, I was sold. So I’m imbarking on this again. Also just a note – obviously this would be a terrible idea for anyone who is breastfeeding. But if you’re able to breastfeed, you don’t need to do other weightloss type things, do you?
The concept is you eat this vegetable soup everyday for a week, and each day you can eat something else, like only fruits, only vegetables, or bananas and milk. It’s random, I know, but I always get tons of energy when I do the whole thing properly. Its just, on day two, eating a soup full of celery (ugh, celery), it can be so hard. Z is next to me eating sausage pizza. It’s just not fair! But, I want to be able to fit my wedding band again, not to mention my shoes. So I’ll keep on choking down the celery, for now.
Word of the day:
Abstinence: forbearance from any indulgence of appetite, especially from the use of alcoholic beverages: total abstinence; any self-restraint, self-denial, or forbearance.