Completely discouraged...

Thursday, May 07, 2009

It's unreal how much I base my feelings on my weight!! Today I weighed in again for the biggest loser competition at work and I am up 5 lbs. from 3 wks. ago. I went back to work on April 27, from maternity leave, and I know that I have eaten fast food for breakfast just so that I can have breakfast because it's been a struggle to get out of the house with both of the kids on time. I am making excuses here, I realize that, but 5 lbs. I run every day on the treadmill and strength train but obviously it's not combating what I am eating.

The thing that bothers me is that I am intelligent enough to realize that McDonald's isn't a good choice but I justified the calorie intake by saying that I need to eat about 2200 calories a day for breastfeeding.

This morning I did eat at home, 2 whole grain waffles, grapes and a glass of skim milk. My carb count was over 50, not good for the diabetic in me, but the calories were only at 275 so it's not a happy medium. I'm going to have to figure it out!!

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  • PEACHY78
    I'm sorry that you are finding things rough at the moment. I hope the week turned itself around for you and you are feeling better and healthier this week. It is rough getting back to the grind, especially with all the extra energy it takes to bf and the lack of sleep with a new baby. There are some quick fixes though that help sometimes. You can get healthy breakfast burritos that you can stick in the microwave and then munch on in the car. People always suggest packing lunches and what not ahead of time, but I find I never manage to get that done, so I often rely on frozen things to stop myself from finding myself in the position of grabbing something unhealthy.

    And remember, if you weren't strength training during your pregnancy, some of that weight gain could be muscle. And in the long run that will help you lose weight.

    Good luck, don't give up!!! You can do it :D
    3266 days ago
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