Friday, July 26, 2013
Okay, but I know why and I know what I have to do about it. This happens EVERY post-partum, sleep-deprived season. The high of staring at my new baby at 3:00am soon wanes and then I am just plain old tired. Don't get me wrong I love our quiet time together but the lack of sleep and increasing activities as we approach the start of school and sports is wearing me down. If you know me at all that means more trips through the coffee drive-thru. Not good.
I flipping gained five pounds this week from overeating due to wacky blood sugar due to caffeine due to lack of sleep, lack of planning, poor choices.....etc
I know better. I also noticed that pushing myself to rack up fitness minutes has been counterproductive because it saps what little energy I have during the day thus sending me to drink back any calories I might have burned.
Of course exercise is good but I need to back off a bit until baby sleeps through the night and focus on taking care of my sleepy self.
I once read that you lose weight in the kitchen and get fit at the gym. For me that is too true. I have no problem pushing myself to sweat but portion control is easily neglected and that is what leads to my very slow weight loss or worse, weight gain. Soooooooooooooo, it's time to use my energy wisely and make good healthy choices that will help me much more than the caffeine cycle I'm stuck in. It is possible for me to lose again even with a bit less exercise as long as I use portion control.
Off to make my menu and shopping list and then if I'm lucky, a nap!