I made a plan for the week for my food and I measured everything out and added up my calories for each day. I didn’t factor in dinner but tried to allow between 300 & 500 calories for dinners. I didn’t count what I’ll burn in workouts either because I don’t know what I’ll get in or how much I’ll burn. but this was a trial week with this to see if it helps me stick to what I bring to eat at work instead of going to the snack closet or eating the lunch provided there which isn’t the best.
I didn’t count dinners because I’m being lazy and don’t feel like looking up every little ingredient. what I do know is that our meals this week aren’t too bad. we have two salad based meals, two meat, carb, veggie meals and one pasta.

I’m not sure how many calories I should be taking in to lose weight at this point because I’m breastfeeding. I’m shooting for 1800-1900 a day. this week I might go over a couple days and should be at or under on the other days.
so we’ll see what the scale says after this week ends.

life has been busy and I haven’t been doing the best with the weight loss stuff so I haven’t been blogging…I’m still at 195 lbs but I’ve seen 194…I’m hoping to see it again soon lol. but I have a big victory to share…my prepregnancy jeans fit! they are a little snug but it is the kind of snug that stretches out after a few hours of wearing…I think I may wear them this weekend! and knowing they fit now might motivate me to do better…


previous 197.4
current: 195.0
loss: -2.4 

I’m pretty happy with that :-)

I didn’t make it to the gym today…but I had an awesome food day…I didn’t eat anything except what I took to work which means I had good stuff and right portions. dinner was a yummy spinach chicken and strawberry salad.
I’m going to try to go to work early and go to the gym before my shift starts. I already get there early so if I leave maybe ten to fifteen minutes earlier I should have time for a decent workout and then excuses will be gone…I seem to come up with a lot of excuses not to go if I wait till lunch time.

it is so hard to get started and get a good routine going…I did ok at the beginning of the week last week and as each day went on it got a little more lax about my food…I didn’t work out as much as I wanted but I didn’t do terribly either. I should be able to do better this week. I have my snacks all packed and I am ready to exercise. but it’s also a 4 day work week and that’ll throw a wrench in the gym routine since I go to the gym on my lunch breaks

I started working out again yesterday…I went for a walk with Daniel strapped to me for about an hour both yesterday and today. and yesterday on my lunch break I went to the gym and did the elliptical…I expected to only be able to do it for maybe 10 min…but I did 20 and it wasn’t too hard…I was so excited about that!
I’m not sure what my weight will be tomorrow because my food hasn’t been super awesome but it hasn’t been terrible either. I’ll get there…lol…I have to be patient with myself


last week: 197.4
today (6/18): 197.8
total loss: +.4

I’m not worried about it. I’ve had some bad food days and high sodium days. I’ve weighed everyday and I’ve seen 200 lbs and I’ve seen 195 lbs. I start work today which means planned snacks and meals all day. I doubt I’ll make it to the gym this week but I’m going to try. next week I’m going to be trying to establish that routine. one thing at a time. I’m giving myself thus week to get used to being at work with Daniel there and seeing how he does.
but here’s my food for the week:
breakfast: coffee, hard boiled egg, frosted mini wheats
snacks/lunch at work: trail mix and dried mango, hard boiled egg, cinnamon raisin English muffin with peanut butter, fiber bar, baby bell cheese with grapes, and a green smoothie (banana, spinach, blueberries, raspberries, mango, almond milk, yogurt)

dinners are planned out for the week. and every night I have a chocolate yogurt after dinner.

think that’s enough food?? lol. I hope so! :-)


last week: 199.4
today (6/11): 197.2!
loss: -2.2 

I’m pretty pleased with that! I didn’t really do a whole lot to actively try to lose it…I went for a couple walks and tried to eat ok which only happened sometimes. breastfeeding must be working lol. only maybe 17 lbs till I fit into my jeans…give or take a few lbs.

small changes

I need to make a plan if I am going to be successful. I do well when I focus on making small changes and building on them. it is too hard to go all out all at once. so here’s my list of small changes that I still start with when I go back to work in a week.

1. no eating in the car. (this eliminates fast food and eating in secret, plus it will keep the car cleaner lol)

2. 25 grams of fiber per day

3. 1 sugary item per day or less (this is step one to cutting getting sugar under control)

4. bring my own food to work everyday.

5. 2 servings of veggies per day (I’ve had days where I realize I didn’t eat any veggies…so 2 servings is awesome for me)

choose from the following activities 5-6 days per week:

1. minimum 15-20 minute walk
2. 10-20 minutes on elliptical (build up the time)
3. 30-40 minutes on bike
4. 20 minutes free weights
5. yoga dvd
6. Jillian dvd


last week: 199.4
today (6/4/14): 199.4 lbs
loss: 0

so that is my official start weight. I’ve been cleared for physical activity and I go back to work in 2 weeks. I’ve still got my incision wound so they gave me an extra week to give a little more time for it to heal.

I started doing some small exercises for my abs and stretching. I’m also sitting in my stability ball for a little bit each day again. of course I bounce, rock and rotate on it so I burn a little bit of calories and stretch out a bit. I keep telling myself I am going to go for a walk but I haven’t yet lol. but I’m going to the zoo tomorrow or Friday so that’s lots of walking.

I need to make a workout plan to start following and ease my body back in. I want to use the elliptical when I go back to work because it always seems to help my upper back to stay loose. my upper back is killing me now so I could really benefit from it I think.

non scale victory…I went to old navy to look for some shorts and found a cute pair of shorts in size 14 which is my pre pregnancy size! granted old navy’s sizes run big but I don’t care…I was just happy to find shorts that fit