Saturday, July 9, 2011

The road back is a long one.

So I'm starting to eat healthy this week in order to prepare for my healthy eating and weight loss that I'm starting next week and honestly it's hard. I currently need A LOT of coffee to get through a day so I need to either switch from my lattes (which I love) to coffee with milk and sweetner, or move to tea, or not drink so much caffeine. I don't really like any of the options. So now I have started swapping some of my yummy snacks for healthy ones, but it's a lot harder than I remember. I think part of the problem for me this time around is that I have just had the baby less than a month ago and haven't fully set up a routine yet. Plus I find that I am S-T-A-R-V-I-N-G this time nursing. With Lillian it wasn't so bad, but again longer time after Lillian before I started fixing things in my life.

I know I am one of those people who eats more food when I'm sleep deprived so that is something I really have to work on. I figure if I make my afternoon and morning snacks fruit and veggies only then that should really help to keep me full without having too many extra calories. I'm also a little bit paranoid about how my milk will be when I start eating less. I had so many problems with Lillian that I can't help being a bit paranoid. But since none of my pants fit me (other than maternity clothes) I NEED to get off my butt (which is hard when all you do is nurse a baby - I can't feed the peanut and move around) and work off some of this baby fat.  Speaking of pants not fitting I feel super disappointed that I have to start all over again with this. I know that I have a beautiful, healthy baby girl and should be thrilled about that but I feel sad about how huge I am and need to start over.

So let's get ready for the long road back and hopefully it won't take so long this time.


  1. (((hugs)))
    You can do it no problem!
    Try changing just one thing at a time so you do not feel overwhelmed. Switching up the snacks for F&V is awesome!

    My advice...if you need coffee to help you through the day then please avoid the sweeteners while nursing especially...they are so not good for you. Okay I am off my rant!

    You are such an inspiration to me!!!

  2. Yeah, I'm not a fan of sweetners. I will have splenda every now and again but that's it. As long as I nurse (and while I was pregnant) I will avoid them and will stick to raw sugar. Much safer for me and the baby.

  3. So glad to hear that you avoid them too!!!
    I am off to have a coffee...because I NEED it to get through the mornings! lol