Well I have started. Monday the 18th was my official start day. I wound up forgetting to write down everything I ate (4 kids and 1 is a new born. pls forgive this mom). It was an early day too. My oldest is going to camp and in order for me to keep the car I get up at 5:15/5:30 to nurse the baby and take hubby to the bus stop. Kids are of course awake by the time the 15 minute ride is over. **sigh** Which makes for a tired mama. I started to think that maybe this week wasn’t “the” week to do this. But then I realized that if I gave up this early, I’d never succeed!
That was before I hit Tuesday. Tuesday was even worse of a day. I got maybe 4-5 hours sleep, a 30 minute cat nap in the morning and that helped a little bit, but for some reason I couldn’t stop munching. I had waffles in the morning, animal crackers as a snack, 2 different leftovers for lunch, more animal crackers and a big glass of chocolate milk and for dinner my husband grilled some chicken and we had chicken salads for dinner. I hate the munchies! I have this problem with food in that when I don’t feel good (lack of sleep for example) or when I am stressing, I just eat. I eat what I can find. Sometimes it is good snacks (fruit, veggies) but sometimes it’s the bad things (cookies, cereal, waffles, anything sweet). I try REALLY hard not to let the sweets into the house. I prefer yogurt (greek), fruits, veggies, but sometimes the kids get those before I do. I have 3 boys who are picky eaters, but they love my good treats! Can’t blame them. Fruit and veggies are really yummy. 🙂
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday I was better. The munchies didn’t hit me as much and I was able to stick to my diet a little bit better. Saturday evening, I went out with my husband for a date. We ate at a wonderful restaurant and I had comfort food. I’ll admit it. Stuffed chicken was calling my name. We did share a dessert. Peanut butter pie! Yum!
Sunday, back to the grindstone again and I was pretty good. I weighed myself on Monday the 18th at my 6wk post-partum visit and I am 246. So about 4lbs down in about 2 weeks. I really would like to get to 235lbs by the end of July. This seems completely achievable to me. I am able to resume working out which means Bob Harper, Yoga, elliptical and Total Gym are back in business. I am going to alternate those during the week. My goal for the next 2 weeks is to exercise in some form every day (walking). Then I will add in one of the above 2x a week and work up to adding them all in during the week.