skinnymama40's Journal, 09 May 2011

I can't believe that over the last two months I've gained back almost all of the weight I had lost. I'm just really disappointed in myself, but I do understand and see that I am really struggling to find balance in my life. The nonstop barrage of stress that I face is taking it's toll on me and I need to make taking care of myself a priority.

I'm so fortunate to have Dave in my life and two such wonderful boys. They don't care what size I am... but I do. And the fact that I just bought a size 6 wedding dress means that I need to get back on track.

I just wish I knew how to manage things a little better. Instead of restricting down to 1200 calories now to lose weight - which isn't something that I can maintain - I wish I could do something more moderate and just lose more slowly. I can't seem to find a happy medium. I'm either depriving and obsessed or gorging on anything that I want and not exercising at all.

So for now I'll go back to the 1200 calorie diet - because I know that it works and I'll lose weight this week. For right now, I'm going to hit the treadmill because it's raining outside... but I really want to just go back to bed, relax, and listen to the rain hit the roof.
150.0 lb Lost so far: 4.0 lb.    Still to go: 18.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 09 May 2011:
1426 kcal Fat: 35.58g | Prot: 69.01g | Carb: 219.22g.   Breakfast: Sunshine Smoothie, plum, light string cheese. Lunch: sara lee whole wheat, turkey breast, light miracle whip, Baby Cut Carrots Mini Bags. Dinner: Trader Joe's ravioli, Trader Joe's roasted garlic marinara, salad. Snacks/Other: Rhubarb Crisp. more...
2408 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 2 hours, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 10 minutes, Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 20 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Resting - 5 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours, Housework - 1 hour, Sitting - 1 hour and 30 minutes. more...
on diet skinnymama40's own diet   gaining 1.6 lb a week

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