well this girl has not been doing too great in the food department…breastfeeding alone helps me lose about a half pound every two weeks or so but my food has been making up for that. dunkin donuts had been my frenemy since it is on the way to work and cheap…if I stop that I’ll be doing much better. I’m trying to do better but tiredness makes it hard. my goal for this week is no dunkin donuts and no snack closet at work.

my previous blog was done at about 3 am before I weighed myself…I said I wanted to see 193 before Friday…well let’s change that goal to 192…because I’m 193.2 today! :-)

last week went better than previous with food but not perfect. counting it my calories in advance did help when I wanted to eat something else because I could either switch something or use that knowledge to help me say no. but I’ve got a way to go before I can say I have had a full good food week. we are starting off the week with red velvet cake for my boss’ birthday…one if my favorites.
I’m trying to give up chocolate to see if my skin improves…my eczema is so bad and I feel like it has to be food related because I’m careful with things my skin comes in contact with and I still break out badly.
the fitness goal for August is 30 day shred 3x a week plus all the walking I can do while it is still nice out.
my weight as of yesterday was 195.0. I’m hoping to see 193 by next Sunday.

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! :-)