Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trouble losing the weight

I have been having such a hard time recently trying to stick to a diet and exercise plan. I gained SO much weight near the end of my pregnancy being stuck on bedrest so long. My DH and I started exercising and counting our calories and for a while there I was doing really good. I started at 242 pounds and I am now down to 229 pounds, which is actually only 8 pounds away from my pre-baby weight. But now I have hit this wall I can't seem to break through. I'm having a hard time finding the time to exercise with Lily not sleeping like she used to, she used to go to bed around 7-8pm for the night and now she is waking up again around 9pm and I would do my Zumba after she went to bed. And I've completely fallen off of my diet. I literally feel like I can't find good food, as weird as that sounds. I buy things that aren't horrible (granted I also have the bad stuff because I'm a couponer and I always have a stock of all kinds of things in the house). It just seems everytime I go to find something to eat I just keep finding all the things I shouldn't have. I'm hoping now that the farmers market down the road is finally open I can get more good foods into the house. I'm also hoping by posting all my issues and admitting that I'm falling off the wagon will push me to work harder.


  1. Oh, and I completely chickened out of girls night. :( I remembered last time all the girls having their make up done and looking all cute and dressing up, so when I went to get ready I was upset with myself I didn't want to go. Half of my clothes from before the baby I can't even get into and the rest look horrible on me now. I knew I had nothing to wear and wouldn't look as good so I just didn't go.

  2. Start slow with the diet.
    First, stop buying the bad foods just b/c you have a coupon for it :P lol Give the coupons to friends and family to use :D
    If the bad stuff isn't in the house, then it'll be easier to resist eating them!
    I'd maybe try eating low carb for a while if you can. Or just go for eliminated added sugar/high fructose corn syrup.
    Just start off with one thing for now and keep changing things a little bit at a time.
    You've already lost weight by being strict with your calories, so I know you'll be able to do it again!!