Sunday, March 17, 2013
I am so sad that spring break is over. I loved getting to spend time with my kids. I feel like my son literally grew overnight at some point this week. My daughter talks nonstop and is exhausting, but I wouldn't have it any other way! The week flew by and now we are back at school tomorrow. My son turns 2 tomorrow also! Hard to believe that he is two. He is my last baby so it is sad to see him grow so fast. I always wants 3 but I don't think I have it in me. We are done. I love my two perfect babies and feel lucky to be blessed with them.
So here I am 2 years later still carrying around a ton of baby weight. I have a plan though. I am cautiously optimistic about it. I finally talked myself into spending the $9.99 on iBooks to get the 17 day diet book and I read most of it today. I am going to start cycle one tomorrow. It's not hard and isn't all that different than what I have been doing the last 3 days. It allows certain fruits, certain veggies, certain proteins, and certain fats over the course of 4 17 day cycles. I am just glad that I don't have to agonize over the carbs in a carrot! It removed breads, pastas, rice, and such until cycle 2 or 3 (I can't remember) and then you slowly reintroduce the healthy ones. I am excited and hope to see results.
I have been watching my carbs for 3 days now and am still feeling tired, dizzy, and a bit irritable. I hope this passes soon! I don't like it and being around 6th graders feeling this way does not sound like fun.
I talked to my mom last night and she thinks that I need to take my dress and ask them to let it out a little. She had good points, but it was disheartening and frustrating to hear. I know where she is coming from. The wedding is 28 days away and I am still an inch (under my bust) away from fitting into my dress. She is coming to visit next weekend because they weren't able to make it to my son's bday party and she wants to take it back home and have her alterations lady let it out. She said that I shouldn't be trying to push myself with a deadline and that I should just lose weight as it happens and I agree with that, but having it let out feels like I failed. I just don't know if losing an inch in a month is a realistic goal. I don't know if I can do it. Before I wasn't really dieting, just tracking and cutting portion sizes. Maybe if I am actively following an eating plan?
I don't know. I am going to weigh tomorrow to see where I am at so that I have a starting point for cycle one. I have this week to see what happens and to decide. I wish a miracle would happen and the dress would just magically fit perfect! I know that isn't going to happen. Bt maybe of I really work at it this week, I will make some kind of progress.
Even with the dizziness and fatigue, I got out and did a 2.4 mile jog. I w proud of myself. I love jogging too. I never thought I'd say this; but the jogging isn't the hard part right now! Having the energy to do it is! My energy levels are so low it is ridiculous!
Here are my goals for the coming days...
1. Following my eating plan. Cycle one of 17 day diet.
2. Exercise everyday...17 minutes at least
3. 8 cups of water each day
Here's to a successful week!