I’m still struggling with my the right food choices. Eating right and losing weight is really just a mental game. You can work out all you want but if you dont make the right food choices then it wont matter. You can put work a bad diet. My thoughts, that inner voice where you weigh the consequences of something before you do it, have been struggling lately. I need to get over this mind game and get back on track. I think if I start writing down my thoughts and come up with solutions about them it will help me make the right choices. So starting tomorrow im going to make 2 blog posts a day. One about how my day went and daily carb count and another with my thoughts and solutions to them. It’s going to be titled thought for food. Instead of food for thought. I thought it was clever! Tomorrow I have to find motivation to stay on track. I’m going to really have to think through my urges to cheat and make the right choices.
Well I’m a month in and I’ve made no progress. I’ve been trying but dealing with a new born, feeling depressed, and being home constantly has been s struggle. I need to make goals and use this time that I am home to get some exercise. All I can do right now is walk but I can go walk to track with Emma in her stroller. I need to set goals that’s what got me through the first 100lbs was short and long term goals. I will have them set tomorrow and post them here. I keep saying I need to get back on track but after seeing my weight this morning I really need to. I know it will be easier once I go back to work since I won’t be home to snack constantly. I have 3 weeks of maternity leave left so I will just have to do my best until then.
I did get back on track today. I fasted until almost 2 today. I think I’m at least going to fast until noon everyday. I feel pretty good. I did want to snack a lot today but I decided to get up and clean instead. I got my office cleaned up a little bit and did some laundry. I didn’t get as much done as I wanted because my daughter didn’t want to sleep very much today. So I just got done what I could.
Food for the day:
I skipped breakfast.
For lunch I had 2 Turkey hotdogs, broccoli, and a string cheese. 19g carbs.
For dinner I had steak with hot sauce. 0g carbs.
For a snack I had a Jimmy Dean scramble. 2g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 21g. Only over my goal by 1g. Not bad for today.
Today started off pretty good. I woke up to feed my daughter at 2:30 this morning then she slept until 8:30 So I got some pretty decent sleep. I have been pretty down lately. Post partum depression is no joke. My doctor hasn’t suggested medicine yet which is a good thing because I’m not a huge fan of depression meds. He told me sleep when baby sleeps and get outside and walk. I tried to reach out to some friends for some support but no one texted back so I’m feeling really alone. It sucks to be going through a tough time and no one is there for you. My husband is here and supportive but he’s at work all day plus he doesn’t really understand what I’m going through. I’ll just have to figure out how to get through this without support from friends.
For exercise today me and my daughter went for a walk in the park. It was nice getting out. I walked a lot farther than I was planning on but I didn’t want to go home yet. I got 5,662 steps in so far today and I may get an extra 1,000 steps because waking with Emma in my arms puts her to sleep. I’m going to try and get out again tomorrow. I’ll post a picture of Emma during our walk below!
Food for the day:
For breakfast I had a Jimmy Dean scramble. 3g carbs.
I skipped lunch.
For dinner I had baked chicken with broccoli. 9g carbs.
For a snack I had a couple Turkey hotdogs. 2g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 14g. Under my goal by 6g carbs. Not bad for the day.
I’m not too sure how much water I drank today. I know for sure 40 ounces but also drank some more but I don’t know the amount. Hopefully I made my goal.
Emma during our walk. She’s 5 weeks old!
Today was me and my husband’s first day back on the diet. It wasn’t hard today because I was completely exhausted and didn’t want to eat anyways. My baby was up crying all night with gas pains. My husband worked today so I stayed up with her all night. Plus I needed to go grocery shopping because we literally had no food in the house.
I weighed myself again this morning. I’m down 22lbs since I had my baby. I’m hoping with being on the diet now it will continue to go down. I only ha e 34lbs before I’m back to where I was which honestly since that much. I can definitely do it. I’m excited to get started.
My goals for each day are going to be under 15g carbs. I need to drink at least 80 ounces of water. Starting tomorrow (because my fitbit is not charged) I will be taking at least 7,000 steps a day. I’m going to do my best!
Food for the day:
I skipped breakfast.
For a late lunch I had a bag of Turkey bites. 4g carbs.
For dinner I had chicken with lemon herb seasoning with a little bit of ranch. 2g carbs.
For a snack I had a couple hot links. 4g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 10g. I met my carb goal for the day and still under a few!
My water goal didn’t go as planned. I didn’t start drinking water until around noon. I did manage to drink 62 ounces which isn’t bad but not where I should be.
I’m on my last two days of Christmas break. It went by so fast but I’m kind of glad to be going back. It gets boring sitting around doing nothing all day and it’s hard not to over eat while just being at home all day. I literally did nothing but lay in bed and watch tv today. I have not been sleeping well at all lately and we got a brand new bed yesterday. I slept great last night but I guess it’s one of those you sleep so well you are still tired the next day kind of things. I feel good though. It was one of the first time I. Months I was able to wake up and not be in pain.
One month from today is my due date! I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks away. I have to do my best not to gain over the next couple of weeks until she is here! I need to stay focused and keep going!
For breakfast I had some ham and cheese roll up with ranch. 7g carbs.
For lunch I had a couple hot links with a little bit of cheese and mustard. 4g carbs.
For dinner I had pork chops with buffalo sauce. 0g carbs.
For a snack I had a Jimmy Dean scramble and later on I had pork rinds with buffalo ranch. 4g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 15g. Thats only half of my goal for the day.
I woke up feeling really depressed. This time last year I was about to find out I was pregnant for the first time which that pregnancy ended in a loss. I was determined not to eat my feelings today. I actually did really well today. I even went grocery shopping and only bought food that goes with the diet. A friend told me this morning that I have to start making choices that will give me a better life for my baby. Once she’s here I have to make those good choices for her too. She’s right I have to break these habits now.
I have not been walking as much as I should have lately. Today i made myself a goal to get to at least 7,000 steps. I have been getting around 2,000 a day. My doctor keeps telling me I need to walk more. I made it to 10,000 steps today. I am really proud of myself. Hopefully i can keep this up.
For breakfast I had a Jimmy Dean scramble. 2g carbs.
For lunch I had a couple ham and cheese roll ups with ranch. 10g carbs.
For dinner I had steak with reduced sugar ketchup. 4g carbs.
For a snack I had a bag of Turkey bites. 4g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 20g. 10g under my goal! I feel really proud of myself today. Hopefully the scale at the doctors office in a few days reflects that!
Monday’s are always the hardest days of the week. I never want to wake up and go to work but sadly I have to. Today wasn’t that bad i guess. My students were restless but I can’t really expect much from the day before Halloween and tomorrow and Wednesday will be worse. I just have to push through.
My next doctors appointment is Wednesday. We are scheduling my 3rd trimester ultrasound which I’m really excited about. I love seeing my baby girl. Our 3D ultrasound is next Friday. I hope she cooperates more this time and we can actually get a better peel at her face. She will be bigger this time though. I’ll be I. The 3rd trimester on Saturday. It just kind of hit me that she will be here soon!
For breakfast I had scrambled eggs with salsa. 6g carbs.
For lunch I had a salad with bacon and blue cheese dressing. I also had 3 mini bell peppers. 9g carbs.
For dinner I have chicken with cheese and a little bit of sugar free bbq sauce. 4g carbs.
For a snack I had a couple Turkey hot dogs and pork rinds. 6g carbs.
Total carbs for the day 25g. Under my daily goal by 5g! Not too bad!
I could have drank more water through the day today. I put reminders on my phone to remind me to drink starting tomorrow so I should do better.