Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oh Baby!

When people ask me how much my kids weighed at birth, I joke that I only have one mold, because they were both 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

After reading this article, all I can say is, "Thank God!!!"

17.1 pounds is more than my two weighed combined! And remembering how uncomfortable I was at the end... Wow. I hope, for her sake, that she was "all baby." I gained the textbook 25 pounds both times (the only time in my life I have ever, ever done anything right regarding my weight...), and it was 7+ pounds of baby, 4 pounds of swollen ankle on each leg, a placenta and some fluid, maybe a wireless keyboard... Let's just hope that this poor Russian woman didn't gain proportionally to the size of the baby. Can you imagine the cankles on that one? Sheesh!

And speaking of weight - have you seen this yet? Apparently exercise will make you hungry, and even healthy, but it won't make you thin.

Now I can stop beating myself up over letting that gym membership lapse! Phew...

The good news:

He suggests taking a “homeostatic” view of the relationship between weight and workouts, one that sees lean people as those “whose bodies are programmed to send the calories they consume to the muscles to be burned rather than to the fat tissue to be stored.”

The bad news:

Since the primary regulator of this mechanism is insulin, Mr. Taubes suggests that cutting down on the simple carbohydrates and sugars that primarily stimulate insulin production—potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, sweets and beer—might actually help to keep pounds off.
We tried low carb once. It sucked rocks. Oh well, I'll stay fluffy.

1 comment:

Abel said...

The baby is just too big. I can't imagine. Must be hard for the mom.