Andrea Weigl, food writer, wrote:
I stepped on the scale this morning and was shocked to see: 149.4 pounds.
I'm back to what I weighed before I got pregnant with my now 10-month-old daughter. I really had no idea when this started that it would take this long. (Although if I think about it, it took me as long to lose the weight as it did to put it on.) Those first 20 pounds came off so quickly after childbirth but those last 7 or 8 pounds were much harder to lose.
I shed the last couple pounds by modifying a friend's advice. She suggested eating raw uncooked foods for breakfast and lunch. I decided to eat fruits and yogurt for lunch everyday. (Or if I went out for lunch to swap that routine for dinner.) I'm now at the weight I wanted to wear a nice, smaller dress at her wedding next month.
Thanks to everyone for their supportive emails and comments on this blog while I was chronicling my weight loss. Don't worry: I will still offer chances on this blog to win healthy cookbooks, so stay tuned.
And next week, I'll share the list of Triangle-area running groups who gather at bars and restaurants after their runs to enjoy a beer.