Saturday, October 10, 2020
I'm very sad that I haven't blogged in a little over two months. I'm disappointed, because I have stated and know what a key role being able to be thoughtful about my days and eating habits has played in my weight loss. I will address this.
I have done pretty well with this pregnancy still, though I did go over my goal at this time. I am up to 253 as of yesterday. I've gained roughly 20 pounds with the pregnancy and I'm beginning my 26th week today. Definitely better than my last pregnancy, but I've been slacking.
I am eating lunch with friends (which I didn't do last year, just based on my schedule and inability to do so) and I was mostly packing my lunch. Now we all kind of eat together and stuff. I'm not good at turning down social eating. I have a new plan that will help to remedy that while still maintaining some functioning fun.
Like most everyone else probably with pandemic, I am all over the place with my emotions. I work in a school, and there is no consistency whatsoever. I do much better when I am on a schedule, and when a schedule finally starts working it is ripped from me and changed. I realize though that this is life, and there is typically not consistency in any form that lasts for an extended period of time. I need to learn to be consistent with my eating, no matter what is going on around me. That is a mountain I have to climb and a hurdle I have to jump on my own.
I also really really miss walking. I have hurt my back twice throughout this pregnancy (I have prior back conditions, so it's very easy to do) and now I'm scared to over do it. I was down and couldn't get out the bed for two days on one, and the other wasn't as bad but wasn't good either. I miss being able to walk 10,000 steps or more in a day and how good it made me feel. I have adjusted my walking goal to 5000, which I have been reaching or getting close to each day- but it isn't the same. I think for next week I'm going to try to up it to 6000. I just have to remember to wear my back support and good shoes I think.
Okay so here is my plan. Since my days are inconsistent at times mostly around dinner and lunch, I thought I would free up some lenenacy while still cutting back.
Breakfast- Oatmeal or Cheerios with a glass of 1% Milk. I do best when I eat Oatmeal. I think it feels me up without getting my sugar out of whack first thing in the morning. I need to do better with making a point to eat it. Lately I've been skipping breakfast.
Snack- Peanut Butter. I had fruit here, but I swear I think the more sweets I eat in the morning the worse I eat through the day. I'm going to try this first and see if it helps.
Lunch- 400 calories or less. This gives me leneancy to eat with the group but I can keep it in check. No pop.
Snack- Banana/Grapes, Protein Shake, Keto Cup
Dinner- 400 Calories or less. Again, some leneancy. In check but giving me options.
Snack- Milk, keto cup if I feel like I need it.
I want to make sure I'm throwing in veggies for dinner and lunch- and not just eating garbage. Also, I would note that sometimes we eat big breakfast on weekends, so if that's the case I would just say 400 calories or less on breakfast and eat the oatmeal for lunch and do a switch out. That way it balances.
I think the key to this plan's success is consistency, drinking water throughout, and making sure I'm getting my snacks in.
I'd like to get back down under 245. I've researched and it is actually more healthy for the baby for obese women to follow a diet plan than to try and be gaining weight. The diet plan above is realistic, would provide nutrients for baby and I, and would offer some relief.
With my back- I truly cannot afford to gain much more weight. I'm going to have to be proactive at this point.
Also Increasing my walking step goal to 6000.
Let's do this