Day 10-Weigh in day

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Last night was a tough night. As soon as I feel like I’m starting to get being a new mom down something goes wrong. My new born last night decided to fight sleep for 3 hours. I didn’t get to sleep unt 2:30 when she finally fell asleep. I’m exhausted. I love my daughter so much but being a mom is so much harder than I thought. I know it takes time to adjust to having a baby. I just have to tough it out.

Today is my weekly weigh in day. I’m up 4lbs from yesterday. I haven’t cheated so I don’t know what happened. But I’m still 6 pounds down from last week so that’s still something. I’m just going to stay on track I know it will go back down in a couple days.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had a few hot links. 6g carbs.

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

For dinner I had grilled chicken strips with cheese and hit sauce. 6g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 21g. Over my goal by 1g. Not too bad.

I didn’t really track how much i drank today so I hope it was enough. Tomorrow I will do better.

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Day 9

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It’s been a long day. My daughter is now 3 weeks old. She actually slept 5 hours straight last night so I was able to get a good bit of sleep. This morning she had gas pains so she was crying pretty much all morning. I had to go to work today to lay out lesson plans for next week. I also had to pick up papers to grade. There was a huge stack waiting for me. My kids were horrible for the sub last week. I’m so disappointed. They know what i expect and they should do that while I’m not there. That’s one thing that sucks about being a teacher.

I didn’t lose anything today but I didn’t gain so I’m still feeling pretty good. I know I’m eating the day om supposed to and that’s all I can do at this point.

Food for the day:

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

For lunch I had ham and cheese roll ups with ranch. 7g carbs.

For dinner I had baked chicken with cheesy broccoli. 11g carbs.

For a snack I had pork rinds with buffalo sauce. 0g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 20g. That is right at my goal and the first time in awhile that I was actually at my goal.

As for water goes I have drank 60 ounces so far and I am working on another 30 ounces. That will put me at 90 ounces for the day which is over my daily goal.

Day 8

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Well not eating dinner last night paid off. I was two more pounds down this morning. That’s 10pbs in a 8 days. I think I’m going to do weigh-ins on Sundays. So starting next week I won’t weigh until Sunday mornings. I feel great though. I haven’t felt this good in over a year. After the miscarriage last year I have my rainbow baby. Then after gaining over 50 pounds during the pregnancy I’m losing it pretty quickly. Life is good!

I’m at that point in the low carb diet where I don’t have to eat. I don’t feel hungry throughout the day. Today i wasn’t really hungry. I ate a small breakfast then a kind of small dinner. I still feel pretty good though.

Food for the day:

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

I skipped lunch and decided to nap while my daughter was napping.

For dinner I had buffalo wings. 7g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 9g. I only used half the carbs I could have had today. I’m doing pretty good.

I didn’t start drinking water until later in the day. I did manage to drink 78 ounces. I’m probably going to drink a bit more before I go to bed.

Day 7

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I am very excited I’m down another 3 pounds from yesterday. That 8 total this week. I want to lose at least 2 more before the end of the week. Im So proud of myself. It feels good to be losing weight again. I’m only 26 pounds from my pre pregnancy weight. I will post a picture below. On the left I was 37 weeks pregnant and the right is this morning.

Today was another struggle but I got through it. We went to go see my in laws in Texas today. We live about 45 minutes away on Oklahoma. We went out to Applebees with my sister in law. It would have been so easy to cheat. I think I did pretty good. It took up pretty much all my carbs for the day but it was worth it. I had steak and shrimp with parmesan sauce and broccoli. I’m proud of myself for making good chocies. It feels good know9ng food and cravings dont effect me as much as when i was pregnant. I dont get the extreme cravings anymore and I can actually fast if I want to since I don’t have a baby that needs me to eat.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had a couple string cheeses and a Jimmy Dean scramble. 5g carbs.

For lunch I had steak and shrimp with parmesan sauce. 19g carbs.

I skipped dinner because we ate lunch so late and I was out of carbs for the day.

Total carbs for the day 24g. Still over my goal of 20g but it could have been way worse since I ate out.

I didn’t drink as much water as I should have today. I did manage to get about 60 ounces drank. My goal is 80 or more per day. I also had a Coke zero which I’m trying to stay away from soda.

Left 37 weeks pregnant and right 3 weeks post partum.

Day 6

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I know i need to stop weighing myself every day but for now it’s exciting to see that I’m losing again. I’m down another pound this morning. That makes 5lbs down this week and 29lbs to go until I’m back to where I was. At this rate I will be back there in no time.

Eating out is probably one of the hardest things about this diet. My sister took me to breakfast this morning at Jimmys Eggs. I was looking through the menu and saw cinnamon swirl pancakes and home fries. I love home fries! It’s about making good choices. Instead of those things I actually wanted I got an omelette and a side of cottage cheese. It was still good. I’m proud of myself for not giving in when it would have been so easy to.

Food for the day:

For breakfast I had an omelette with cheese, spinach, and mushrooms and a side of cottage cheese. 12g carbs.

For lunch I had a couple hot links with sugar free bbq sauce. 12g carbs.

I skipped dinner. I wasn’t hungry.

For a snack I had string cheese. 2g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 26g. Over my goal by 6g. Not too bad but I need to try and stay under my goal. It definitely could have been a lot worse considering I went out to eat.

So far I have drank 78 ounces of water. Only 2 ounces under my goal. I’m going to drink a bit more before bed.

Day 5

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Today was a good day! I weighed myself this morning and I’m down 3lbs from yesterday! I’m excited it feels good to be making progress again. I also had a pretty good night of sleep last night. My daughter slept peacefully. She woke up to eat then went right back to sleep. She sleeps pretty good for an almost 3 week old.

I’m trying to get up an walk more. Being at home all day has made me just want to sit o. The couch and watch tv until the baby wakes up. I tried to get up and clean. I got two loads of laundry done and the living room and dining room picked up but that’s pretty much it.

Once again I fasted again until around 11. I wanted to snack all day today. That’s the problem with being home all day with food all around me. It’s all low carb food but eating too much can still make me go over my carbs. I did go over by a few carbs but not by much which I’m okay with.

Food for the day:

I skipped breakfast.

For lunch I had ham and cheese roll ups with ranch. 8g carbs.

For dinner I had garlic herb chicken. 8g carbs.

I had two snacks today the first was 2 hot links and the second was left over pulled pork with sugar free bbq sauce. 6g carbs.

Total carbs for the day 24g. Only over my goal by 4g which isn’t too bad.

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

Day 4

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Today was a pretty good day. I actually got sleep. I think me and Emma are finally getting into a routine. She didn’t fight sleep last night which means I was asleep by 12 then got up at 3 and 7 to feed her. I also got some cleaning done today. I also got some papers graded. I just have to put them in the grade book. I feel so accomplished today. I think I’m getting the hang of being a mom.

I fasted again today as long as I could. I ended up eating around 11. I did pretty good today. I wanted to snack pretty much all day but I didn’t. I’m trying not to stress eat because I know I need to stay on track.

Food for the day:

I skipped breakfast

For lunch I had pork rinds nachos with cheese and ranch. 9g carbs.

For dinner I had lemon pepper chicken and rice cauliflower. 12g carbs.

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

Total carbs for the day 23g. I said my goal was 15g a day but I’m going to bump it up to 20g for a while. I only went over by a few. Hopefully I will start losing some weight soon.

As for water I did better today. So I’m at 90 ounces which is more than my goal by 10 ounces. I’m also going to drink a bit more before bed.