Garlic Soba Noodles with Edamame

I have a couple life updates to throw out there. First of all, this morning I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight! I gained 31 pounds while I was pregnant, lost all but 7 within the first week or two, and then the weight loss pretty much completely stalled.

A few weeks ago I decided to count calories for a few days just to monitor what I was eating (since being at home makes it way to easy to just graze on crap all day), and since then I’ve just been mindful about only eating when I’m actually hungry. I’m guessing all the running and Bikram I’ve been doing probably helped a little bit, too.

Second, I’m back at work and it’s AWESOME. The kids this year are so amazing. I had them write paragraphs explaining the difference between mass and weight, and was completely impressed with how well they write. Also, about a dozen students from last year (who are now in high school) stopped by one afternoon to visit and it totally made my day. I love this job!

Meals like this are perfect for those busy days (like yesterday, which involved work, a dentist appointment, and a trip to Costco to get stuff for our work party this weekend) that require something super fast and healthy. I served the noodles with a quick slaw made with red cabbage, mint, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.



5 Responses to “Garlic Soba Noodles with Edamame”

  1. 1 Kate December 8, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Congrats on the weightloss! I have to say, between you and my friend who had trouble with those last few pounds, you certainly couldn’t tell by looking at either you! My solution was the cheater way out – I didn’t gain much in the first place! So I’m the opposite. I lost all the weight in the first week, but I don’t look like it.

  2. 2 Krysten December 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Congrats Cate!! So impressive…you are such an inspiration. Your success really gives me hope that I’ll be able to stay healthy and fit during pregnancy and that I’ll be able to recover and lose the weight soon after. Glad that being back at work is going so well also!!

  3. 3 Laura December 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Now that’s impressive! Only gaining 31 pounds (I know that’s average, but I am personally ahead of the curve…) and losing it all so quickly! WOW.

  4. 4 Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) December 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    that is insane!!! please give me more tips! and i didn’t even have a baby…

  5. 5 Jen December 9, 2011 at 5:19 am

    cate – congrats on being back to your pre-pregnancy weight. that is awesome! also happy to hear that being back at work is going well and that you’re enjoying your kids!

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