Day 21-Good day!

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I had a good day today. Me and my husband needed to go grocery shopping because we literally had no food in the house. I hate grocery shopping so I literally put it off until we have an empty fridge! Plus the grocery store is the biggest temptation for me. I really wanted some cheese cake because they had my favorite but I didn’t. It’s been a week since I last cheated. Me and my husband made a deal that if we don’t cheat until our anniversary (April 12th) then we could go on a really nice dinner and cheat. I know some people say don’t cheat ever but on special occasions I don’t want to worry about what I’m eating I just want to enjoy the moment. Our anniversary is over a month away so I can make some decent progress before then. Also tomorrow is weigh in day. Last Saturday I weighed 352. I can wait to see what I weigh tomorrow. I really have been working hard this week.

I actually wore my fitbit today. I thought I would get a bunch of steps from grocery shopping which I did but I was pushing the cart so they didn’t register. I only got 1,500 steps today which not anywhere close to my goal. I really have to get up more tomorrow!

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had beef jerky. I’m not sure how much i had. Im going to overestimate to be on the safe side. 16g carbs.

For lunch I had a Jimmy Dean scramble with a jalapeno and a turkey hotdog. 4g carbs.

For dinner we had pulled beef with jalapeno, cheese, and sour cream. 4g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 24g. I’m pretty sure I didn’t eat that much beef jerky but I would rather over estimate then underestimate. 4g over my goal isn’t bad!

I’ve only drank 60 ounces of water so far today. I’m going to try and get the last 20 in before I got bed. So I will make my 80 ounce goal for the day.

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Day 20

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Today was a pretty good day. My daughter wasn’t so fussy so I was actually able to get stuff done. I was able to pick up our bedroom, hang up all our clean clothes, do a few loads of laundry, and clean out my closet. I didn’t just want to sit on the couch and watch t.v. today. I’ve been doing that for 5 weeks and I’m not doing it any more. I’ve got 5 more weeks of maternity leave and I’m not going to do nothing that entire time.

I’m really trying to get my activity up throughout the day. I keep for forgetting to put my fitbit on in the morning so I’m just going to sleep with it on from now on. So tomorrow I will keep track of my steps. I’m going to try and get at least 7,000 a day then work my way up to 10,000.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had a Jimmy Dean scramble. 2g carbs.

For lunch I had a few Turkey hotdogs with cheese and a little bit of sugar free bbq sauce. 8g carbs.

For dinner I had apple wood smoked bacon pork loin and a few bites of broccoli. 9g carbs.

For a snack I had a few slices of ham with ranch. Later on I had a turkey hotdog and some olives. 5g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 24g. I only went over my limit by 4g. Not too bad. Weigh-in is in 2 days. I can’t wait to see if I have lost any this week.

For water today I drank 90 ounces of water today which is 10 ounces over my goal!

Day 19- New motivation

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I haven’t blogged in a few days because I have barely slept and have constantly been busy. It’s like every time I pick up my phone to start it my daughter starts crying. It’s been a rough few days. I’m pretty sure she is colic. She was up all night last night and she has been up all day today. I’m one exhausted mom.

With all that being said I’m still on track. I haven’t cheated in awhile which I’m happy about. I’m not letting the stress drive me to eat. It hit me the other day that no one else but me can help me lose weight. I’ve been so worried about having support to get back on track but it comes down to I have to it myself because someone won’t always be there for me. I need to do this for me and for my daughter. I want to be a good example for her growing up. But since I have been on track I can’t wait to see how much i weigh on Sunday. My goal is 56lbs to get to 300. I was down go 317 before I got pregnant so right now I’m just losing what I gained during my pregnancy. If I can just get under 300 this year I will be so happy. This is new motivation for this year.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had a Jimmy Dean scramble with fresh jalapenos. 4g carbs.

For lunch I had a couple Turkey hotdogs. 7g carbs.

For dinner I had pork chops with sugar free bbq sauce. 4g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 16g carbs. Under my goal by 4g.

As for water so far I have only drank 30 ounces. I am going to drink another 30 ounces before bed so I’ll be at 60 for the day. That’s still 20 ounces under my goal but not bad.

Day 17

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Today was a good day. My husband was off today so he took the midnight feeding with our daughter last night so I got a couple extra hours of sleep. I definitely needed it. I also had a doctors appointment to check my c section incision and everything is healing nicely I had to go spend a couple hours at work getting everything ready for my class next week. I don’t miss work at all and I’m not looking forward to gong back. I love being with my daughter everyday and I’m worried I’m going to miss a lot going back to work. I really don’t have a choice.

So I had planned on tracking my steps today but I plugged in my fitbit last night but I didn’t see that the charger wasn’t plugged in. So it wasn’t charging all night. I did get up and walk a bit more than usual today. I just plugged in my fitbit and it is charging so I will try and get my steps in tomorrow.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I have summer sausage with cheese. 7g carbs.

For lunch I had a couple string cheeses. 4g carbs.

For dinner I had buffalo wings. 7g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 18g. Under my daily goal by 2g. I’m proud of myself. I’m staying on track and not giving up.

Today I drank 60 ounces of water. I’m working on a 30 ounce bottle of water so if I finish this I will be at 90 ounces for the day and over my daily goal by 10!

Day 16

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Well I cheated again yesterday. I just get so discouraged quickly now. I think all my hormones are still coming down from being pregnant still. Tomorrow I will be a month post partum. I need to get motivated again. I think a lot of things are going into me not getting motivated. I’m sleep deprived, constantly bored from being home all day with our new born, and losing my support group. I have to figure it out because I don’t want to get back to where I was when I worked so hard to get here. I may be struggling right now but I’m not giving up. That’s what really matters I guess. I will get the hang out my new life with baby and all these emotions!

Tonight I am charging my fitbit and I’m going to start walking around the house more during the day. I think that another thing that’s been bothering me is doing nothing. I’m a teacher so I’m used to doing a ton of things at once and being constantly on my feet. Now I take care of the baby and when she’s asleep I watch tv. I need to get up and start walking more. Once it starts warming up I’m going to take Emma for walks in her stroller. I need to do this.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had peppered beef jerky. 2.5g carbs.

I skipped lunch.

For a really late dinner I had pulled beef with cheese and sugar free bbq sauce. 8g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 10.5g. That’s under my goal by just about half.

I didn’t drink nearly enough today. I maybe go 20 ounces of water drank. I know water is so very important for this diet to work so I really need to make sure I’m getting enough.

Day 14

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Well i haven’t blogged in a few days. I cheated on Valentine’s day because my husband took me out. Then yesterday I just didn’t feel like it but I did stay on track.. Now I need to do this daily blog more than ever because I was kicked out of this small support group I have been in for a little over 2 years. I would report everything there daily. Now I can’t so I need to use this blog to help me stay on track. I’m really proud of myself. Yesterday I wanted to cheat because my husband cheated but I didn’t. I stayed on track. I may have not stayed under 20g carbs but it wasn’t a lot over. I’d say maybe 10g carbs over. I have to get back on track and stay there. I’ve done it before and I know i can do it again. I need to figure out how to get motivated and stay there because I’m not happy where I am and the only place to go from here is up and I definitely don’t want to go back up.

I am going to start walking more. I haven’t been using my fitbit and I definitely have been feeling pretty lazy. When I’m not taking care of our new born in on the couch watching tv. I’m going to start walking around the house more throughout the day. I went and walked around Target for a little bit today. I had planned to get a lot of steps in but my baby was crying all day today and was didn’t want to be put down because she’s having tummy problems. Tomorrow I’ll do better.

Food for the day:

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had hot links with ranch and 2 string cheeses. 12g carbs.

For dinner I had lemon pepper chicken tenders. 0g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 12g. Under my goal by 8g. I just have to keep this up!

I really have to work on my water. I have been using a water bottle that has the ounces labeled on the sides. I haven’t been using it the past couple days but I did better when I was using it. I’ll go back to it tomorrow.

Day 12

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I’m not proud but I cheated yesterday. I got stressed out because my daughter was crying all day yesterday. I broke down and had some ice cream. She was crying pretty much all day today too. I know she’s hurting we had to switch her formula to help and we just have to wait it out but it’s hard. I get so stressed then as soon as my husband comes home she’s calm.

I really wanted to cheat today too but I just have to get used to stressed being the new normal. I can’t always run to food when I get stressed because I’m going to be stressed a lot from now on. I have to make new habits.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had a hot link and a Jimmy Dean scramble. 4g carbs.

For lunch ham and cheese roll ups with ranch. 9g carbs.

For dinner I had buffalo chicken and broccoli. 7g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 20g. Right at my goal for the day.

I didn’t drink nearly enough water today. I drank maybe 60 ounces at the most. Tomorrow I will have to do better.