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Out. Of. Control......Again!

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. emoticon 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!
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    Wows, first off, an official CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    I'm glad you are home and all is well.

    I am so sorry you have been so tired! Wish I could help. Of course we all wish you would sleep sleep sleep, but i understand that is impossible right now. Hopefully soon?

    Dont push yourelf too hard. Make those goals a wee bit smaller, and don't beat yourself up of course.
    And we are all here to support you!
    1727 days ago
    Sounds like you've definitely figured it out and have a solid plan to take care of yourself. emoticon emoticon
    1729 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Sleep, sleep, precious sleep. Between sleep and exercise, sleep is the better choice when there is a chronic shortage of sleep. You are a person who commits to exercise and exercise is not something you avoid or detest so it isn't like you will never, ever exercise again just because you cannot fit it in now due to exhaustion. I am glad to hear you letting go of the idea of expending precious energy for exercise at this point, and embracing a bit more sleep instead. I always remember reading what a sleep doctor said - "sleep is not optional and while we can choose how much sleep we get, we cannot choose how much sleep we actually NEED, and there is no substitute for sleep". I pray baby Sylvester will soon become a champion sleeper so his loving Momma can have more REST! emoticon
    1729 days ago
    just regroup, it is great that a few bad days does not make a lifestyle
    1729 days ago
    Hey, you!! You are being way too tough on yourself. I can't remember how old the baby is but I know he is not very old at all. You have a lot of kids; you have a new baby; you NEED to rest. You need to focus on you getting your strength back. Stop worrying about losing weight and exercise. Focus on yourself; on resting; on loving Sylvester. The weight will come off and you will get back into your routine. Give yourself some time. Love yourself and your family right now. You are amazing and an inspiration to me!!!
    1729 days ago
    It sounds like you need to find 30 mins through out each day to relax and focus. Dont let things weigh you down. You matter to other people.. but you also matter to yourself. Dont forget that you need alone time to. You can do this!! Ill be praying for you!
    1729 days ago
  • SUPER_ACE115
    Sorry things are so hard. You're in my prayers. I hope you find the rest that you need.
    1729 days ago
    DOnt be so hard on are up against some major hormones and lack of sleep. Your body is screaming for some sort of energy and thats to be expected after a baby. Sounds like you are exhausted! You already know what to do as far as ways to get rest and such but just get some time for you!

    Itll get better, as you know but in the meantime, just continue making the good choices as much as possible, eat for energy(but not sugar energy) and rest as you can. You are CAN do this!!

    That baby is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! emoticon emoticon

    1729 days ago
  • AJB121299
    take your time
    1729 days ago
    youll get your momentum back. Just be patient :) emoticon
    1729 days ago
  • CAROL494
    emoticon emoticon
    1729 days ago
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