I was hoping to be in the 180's by now but unfortunately I'm not. I am at 193 and I'm not happy about it. Although I completely deserve it with the way I have been eating.
The past two weeks of my new job have just flown by. I am definitely having trouble with working full time and trying to take care of my family. It can be very stressful. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 4 years and it is really hard for me to give up on some of the things that I did for my family when I was a stay at home mom. I'm trying to do it all and it is getting a bit overwhelming. I need to figure out a way to fit everything into my new schedule or should I say how to not fit everything into my new schedule without feeling guilty.
I am still struggling with finding enough time in the day to cook healthy meals. My first week and a half I had all of the meals planned out and it worked great. This week I didn't have any planned and it was a disaster. I know what I am going to be doing this Holiday weekend. Planning my meals for the next two Weeks. I have noticed that the crockpot meals seem to work the best for my schedule. The only problem I am having is that I am gone for so long that my meals are a bit overcooked by the time I get home but it's better then having to wait an hour to eat each night. My family seems to get a bit crabby when they don't get dinner until 7:30pm ;).
So crockpot meals it is! Now it is time to find some healthy crockpot recipes. I found a few low-fat crockpot cookbooks on amazon. I think I may have to buy one in the very near future.
Exercise seems to be completely out of the picture for the next week or two. I need to get a hang of this working mom schedule before I can add anything else to it. I hope that once I get into the swing of things I will be able to find some time to start exercising again.
I hope all of you are having better luck at keeping your weight going in the right direction. If you are please send some tips my way. :)
The one thing that I have really found to be affecting my weight loss is the lack of sleep. Not only is it causing me to feel the need to eat more but it is also causing me to have migraines and feel miserable. I think a lot of my sleeping issues are coming from my Fibromyalgia, and the stress of not having enough time in the day to get everything done.
Lack of sleep has affected my weight in the past and I know that I really need to get a hold of it before it gets out of control.
I just want the numbers on the scale to start going down!!!!!!!!!!!