Sooooo...I am typically not a whiner or complainer about life in general. I try not to be anyways. I try to look at the glass as half full. I try to look at things in a positive light in all situations as much as I can. But there has been one thing this past year that has truly challenged me. And that would be my weight.
First of all, my third pregnancy, I gained the most I'd gained with any pregnany, and that was only making it to 7 months pregnant. So naturally, I had more to lose. Typically I hang onto a lot of weight while nursing, but once I stop, I shrink. Like 20 pounds in two weeks shrink. So when that didn't happen after I stopped nursing Keaton, I was disappointed to say the least. I don't want to put the blame anywhere but me, but I haven't been able to help thinking it's all related to having no thyroid, and not having the appropriate dose of thyroid medication. Your thyroid controls your metabloism- and your metabolism is a big deal when it comes to your weight. I mean I trained for and ran a half marathon and did not even lose 1 pound in the process...is that even right???
But since my blood work shows I am on the correct dose, there is no changing the medication at this point. So something else has to be done. I am NOT giving up.
For the past 5 weeks I have really uped my game. I changed my workout routine from working out 3-4 days a week to 5 days a week. I have incorporated more strength training into my workout and I don't eat after 7 at night. I splurged a little on sweets on Easter, but every other day don't consume any chocolate or sweets.
Soooo, after 5 weeks and not a single pound of weight loss yet again, I know that I am at least getting more toned and firm. But that is not enough for me!! I need to lose this extra weight! I just want to be what I was before getting pregnant, I am not asking for a miracle!!
So, after talking with some family last week, it was determined that I need to do something drastic with my diet, combined with what I currently do for working out, and see what happens.
So Monday (yesterday) I have started two weeks of no carbs. And it is HARD, but at the same time, not as hard as I thought it would be. yes, I am only day 2, but I did not starve yesterday. This morning I felt very weak and know that I need to eat more protein, but I think we are on a good path right now. About 1/2 hour after breakfast I really felt better.
I also realized yesterday that I must snack more than I realized. There were several times when I was cleaning up the kids snacks yesterday that I felt the urge to eat a cheerio or cracker that was left out and realized that typically I would have done so. But because of my diet, I did not. Therefore, I must be snacking a little here and there from the kiddos snacks without even paying attention. I am so glad I noticed this yesterday so I can change it!!
Soooo...here's to two week of heck...I LOVE potatos, so this is going to be very good for me to cut back, and maybe this is the answer? Bring on the weight loss baby!!