Yeah maybe thats it, i am not exactly a clean eater when it comes to dieting if i can fit chocolate into my calorie range i will, i have a bbq this weekend so i am eating 100calories less today and 200 less tomorrow going to try and get to the gym tomorrow to burn extra so i can have a relaxed weekend, my fiance has a rather high sex drive so this helps with burning extra calories lol hopefully i will be ok over the weekend and have lost by monday i have lost today even though i had some chinese last night.
Oh PD the long shifts must be hard! Have you had many births yet? when I was in labour with my son I went through 3 sets of midwives, the poor student midwife who was with me all through the day finished her shift before I gave birth so she didn't get my birth (I know you have to help deliver a certain amount of babies).
Yes, we have to deliver 40 babies over the three years, and we have to witness 5 normal births before we can start delivering. I'm at the end of my first year. Took me ages to get my 5 witnesses because I was on the high risk unit and saw very little normality but now I've delivered 5 babies it's nice, but much harder work than I expected!
I'm working night shifts tonight and tomorrow, which really mess with my sleep and diet I need to do something about my weight though! I've got a dr appointment on 31st July to discuss TTC. Normally, I'd wait until we've been trying for a year, but I'm worried about my prolactin levels (I'm lactating, which is obviously not normal for someone who isn't pregnant and never has been). I'm sure the dr will mention my weight and I really want to be able to say I'm doing something about it!
If I'm just counting calories, I will make room for junk, but since I'm watching carbs and calories, I can't really do that so much. If we are doing something special, I will try not to worry about it. Like last weekend we went camping.. I had a few potato chips, a s'more, half a baked potato, and half a soda... This weekend we have a birthday party/cookout.. so I just try to eat what I would normally eat otherwise like types of things, indulge a little, and try not to stress too much. I'm sure I'll have cake this weekend BUT I'm only going to have a small piece -- a few bites worth just for the frosting, and I'm good. I don't really like cake all that well anyway. We can't be perfect all of the time, just do the best we can! And I kinda feel like if I have a "day off", it is a little easier to stick to it, too.
On another note, today is the day that over 30 pounds are off! Only 8 pounds left until I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight!! Now I do have to say that things aren't quite the same as they were before I got pregnant, even with the same numbers, but I'm not complaining. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world.
I feel like I am addicted to bad food! Like especially fast food like burger drive thrus. I totally do not tell people how often I eat out instead of cook! For me it feels like it has to be all or nothing because if I eat a little bad stuff then I want lots of bad stuff! I haven't fully started back on the 4 hr body actually but I plan to this weekend.
@Cookie, I always think the same thing! Like why do I not just stick to it! Sometimes I worry I don't want it as much as I say I do, know what I mean?
Yes I understand what you mean jess, you think if I want this then why can't I stick with it. Sometimes I think I'm my own worst enemy, I can be so good but eventually will ruin it and go on a binge.
Well my products arrived today, I have a mixture of shakes, soups and meals - all of which are sachets you add water to and also bars, I will have 4 products a day plus 200g of vegetables (from a list) and 2-3 litres of water. I'm starting Monday, going to be hard but it will be worth it.
Cookie, your diet sounds to me to be similar to like.. Nutrisystem here in the states maybe? My MIL tried it for awhile. I hope it's tasty!
Jess, I try to avoid eating out because I can't control what I'm eating as much as I can if I eat at home. I also can't measure it. It's just easier for me if we don't eat out, but my hubby likes to sometimes.. so I try to go for the salads and such if at all possible! Or like last night, we went to a buffet.. ugh! I went with the lean meat, veggies, and fruit. At least I had some options and control in the matter.
Today I bought low carb ice cream so I can have a yummy treat sometimes, especially with it being 90+ degrees outside. Breyer's is pretty good.
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