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!

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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.

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.

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.