Postpartum – Week 14

The last 2 weeks have gone well. I found out that I have tendonitis in both my forearms…boo. It’s just from everything I do. I am on the go at home with cooking, weight lifting, and taking care of a 2 year old and 3 month old! That’s ok, ice and rest will help.

My eating habits are doing good. I have been consistently having a smoothie each morning with 1/2 cup of vegetables and at least 2 cups different fruit. I also put flaxseed and greek yogurt in them. I have 5-6 meals/snacks a day to keep my metabolism going and blood sugar stable which is important for losing weight and maintaining loss.

If you want to be fit then do what fit people do! Fit people DO NOT skip meals to reduce their calorie intake and lose weight. It actually compounds the problem because it slows down your metabolism. Guess what? Sumo wrestlers skip breakfast. Crazy right? They only eat 2 meals a day and they exercise. Their routine is intentional though. The research shows that skipping meals and gorging yourself followed by sleeping after meals will help you gain weight and fat. Your body can only handle so little calories for a certain amount of time. You will either literally starve yourself and become anorexic (which still damages your metabolism) or you eat just enough for your body to run on and stop losing weight because your body will hold all your calories to survive.

Here’s my typical day currently..
Breakfast- smoothie with scrambled eggs (1-2) and sometimes a piece of bacon
Snack – fruit and string cheese or protein shake after weight workout
Lunch- salad or wrap with homemade tortilla with chicken and veggies
Snack- hummus and carrots and a few tortilla chips or another smoothie
Dinner- Whatever I make which varies
sometimes I am hungry after dinner and have another string cheese or fruit shortly before bed or I can’t fall asleep out of hunger.

Remember to listen to your body! If your body is telling you it’s hungry then don’t try to suppress it. Figure out if you are eating enough calories, eating often enough, or eating enough protein and fiber to give you that full feeling.

Alright, alright here’s my stats for this week!

Current Weight: 130 (3.4 pounds since the last update)

Arm: 10 (no loss)

Chest: 35 (1/4 inch loss)

Waist: 32 1/4 (1/4 inch loss)

Hips: 35 1/4 (1/4 inch loss)

Leg: 19 3/4 (no loss)

Skinny Jeans update pics….getting better! (sorry the photos are so grainy, I didn’t realize they were till I put them on)

There you go! I am still 2 pounds away from my goal which is February 15th. Lastly remember that this is a slow and steady journey. God wants to be apart of it so let Him in. Surrender whatever issues you have such as dependence on food, worrying too much about your looks, being obsessed with every calorie you consume, and obsessing about a certain weight. Give it to God and follow the right principles of losing weight; you cannot go wrong!

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.


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