Andrea Weigl, the N&O food writer, writes about trying to lose her pregnancy weight:
I recently spent 12 days back home in Pittsburgh. By the end of that visit, I just knew I had lost weight. The reason has to be that I was cooking for my mom who is diabetic. Many of our meals centered on proteins and vegetables: ham and bean soup, oxtail soup, chili, baked cod and salad at almost every meal. We ate few carbohydrates and when we did we made smart choices: whole wheat pasta, multigrain bagel thins or sharing a sweet potato.
I'm down to 155 pounds. I only have to lose five more pounds to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. For the first time in a long time, I fit into a pair of pants I used to wear before I got pregnant. With such progress, I'm inspired to continue eating this way.