I have the secret that I've been searching for. It was there all along and I have finally embraced it.
I am giving up chocolate. I know, I can hear it now. What?! Is she crazy? Good luck with that!
Well, it makes Ham spit up-- not just a little dribble, but copious amounts. It's on three to four receiving blankets a day, numerous burp cloths (which are actually DSQ [diaper service quality] prefolds), and three to four outfits as well. His outfits I mean. With me it's only two or three shirt changes and occasionally a pants or skirt change. Only. HA! That's about enough for a load. Count the washcloth to clean up the spit up on the floor, computer chair, and couch, and the washable mop head and you've got a whole load!
And I'm no slim chicken. I can pretend it's from having four kids in 5 1/2 years. But it's not. It's from Cadbury mini-eggs and mint Christmas M&M's and plain M&M's and peanut, almond, crispy, and Shrek M&M's. And then there's the brief two week time when I loved Kissables from Hershey's and then there's Nestle Treasures. And then of course there's the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that makes 5 dozen cookies. So, no slim cluck-cluck here.
It's time to take back my body!