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Old 07-11-2012, 02:17 PM   #61
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Wow! I can't believe I found this.

This is my original journal, that I dropped off when I became pregnant. Now here I am about 6 weeks postpartum and going to drag the other journal I started over here and copy those posts- I also like this format I have betters than anything I have come up with on my postpartum journal.

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #62
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Hi there-

I have taken the journalling plunge - it really has helped me in the past. A bit about me first. I am 4 weeks post partum after having my first child. I worked an incredibly stressful job throughout my pregnancy and gained a lot of weight. I am only 5'3" tall and when I stepped on the scale in the hospital as I was being admitted for labor and delivery it read 230.5. I am currently at 197 with my ultimate goal being 140/5. I was 157.5 when I became pregnant. I am still in my maternity jeans and really just want out. I am exclusively pumping so hoping that helps with the weight loss. This also means I need to stay at 50 carbs so my milk production does not suffer.

I am also not yet healed so I am not yet working out.

We are going on family vacation July 22 and would like to feel a bit better about myself. And that week is going to be HARD - the week completely revolves around food, but I will worry about that then...

Here we go!!! And thanks to anyone who wants to read along
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #63
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Day 1 - I think I am going to post a plan in the morning, then recap at night. Let's see how it goes-

Breakfast (already have eaten)
3 fried eggs
5 slices extra thin turkey bacon
1/2 small avocado
5 Strawberries

Lunch
Salad with BC dressing

Dinner
Chicken (wings or breasts )
Salad/veg

Lots to do today - we will see how it goes!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #64
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Long, long day today

Food ended up looking like-

Breakfast from above
Lunch
Salad with chicken breast, lettuce, red pepper, cukes and blue cheese dressing

Dinner
Chicken breast with cheese, tomatoes and tomatillo
1/2 cup corn with butter and scallions
1/2 avocado

Did ok with water

Need to count and track carbs, not just guess

1 day down - on to tomorrow
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #65
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Good morning

Forgot to add 15 cherries to yesterday's lunch

Breakfast
3 scrambled eggs
4 slices of extra thin turkey bacon
Shredded cheese

Lunch
Same salad as yesterday

Dinner
Same as yesterday or wings

Weighed at 195.5 today- where I was last Thursday, happy about that - headed in the right direction.

And I am happy with my milk production so far.

Back later with an update
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #66
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Evening update

Breakfast
3 eggs
4 pcs turkey bacon

Snack
A few cherries and blueberries

Lunch
Chicken
Shredded cheese
1/2 avocado
Salsa
Sour cream

Dinner
2 HB patties
2 slices of cheese
Bacon
Tomatoes
Mayo
Salad with BC, red pepper, cukes, bacon bits, tomatoes

Not enough water though, but no artificially sweetened drinks!

On to day 3!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #67
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Happy 4th

Going to go with the flow a bit today. Really need to get things in the bathroom department moving . Just had some Greek yogurt with berries and flax hoping it will help. I really need to watch my fiber to make sure I am getting enough.

So no real fod plan for today except we are finally going to cook the wings we have.

I might start adding some personal goals here to for the days- maternity leave is an adjustment from my job so here is a list for today

Clean bedroom
Empty garbages
Thank you notes
Input food into ******

Sounds like a plan for today
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:32 PM   #68
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Ok so food was pretty good today, but then when I searched the carb counts realized I was way over

Breakfast
Yogurt (6)
Flax (0)
Strawberries (4)
Blueberries (9)

Lunch
Chicken breast
Corn salad (27)
Cheese(2)

Dinner
Sausage
Onions
Red peppers
Salad with oil and vinegar
2 slices of watermelon (44)

Feeling a little snacky so may need something else

Almonds (4)

Other goals- emptied the garbages and plan on writing thank yous now

On to day 4
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #69
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Missed posting yesterday, but had a good day overall- ate low carb

From what I can remember
Breakfast was yogurt with flax and blueberries
Snack - sausage, 1 slice mozzarella cheese
Lunch- big salad with an avocado, peppers, chicken I think- oil dressing
Snack- 2 handfuls of almonds
Dinner- chicken breast with cheese, salsa and sour cream

Doing some prep cooking today - will list what's come up with

Think roast beef, deviled eggs to eat with salad and finally the wings- I have chicken thighs I can defrost but I think I will wait until later in the week

Husband is also going to come back from the store with some surprise protein so we will see

Going to weigh in on Sunday and like everyone else- hoping for a decent loss

For today's food

Had yogurt with flax and blueberries
Lunch will be something and salad
Dinner TBD

back later with a report
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:35 PM   #70
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Pp #9

Weighed in at 193 this morning so I am pretty psyched- 187 by 7/22 really seems doable. Milk production has still been good and I am excited for a good week coming up.

I also want to figure out the format of this journal so it is consistent day by day

Made heroine wings- I don't love them, but glad I tried the recipe

Making roast beef today for the week and have some. Chicken thighs to defrost that I can make as well. I am looking to clear out the fridge and freezer so upcoming menus may look a little odd, but I am just going to have to go with it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #71
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Good Afternoon- busy day today, alone with the little one today- feels good!

Food looked/s like the below today

Breakfast
Ham and Swiss omelette
Tea

Snack
Flax hot cereal

Lunch
4 pcs roast beef
Leftover salad
Mayo

Snack
6 strawberries
Too large handful of almonds

Dinner
Ribs
Salad/veg

And I will workout today!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #72
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Ok! All caught up and back to real time

I have walked everyday this week so far and will continue

Sunday I will add other workouts as well (after my 6 wk appt)

Food pretty good - but still need to clean it up a bit

Br- OMM with cream cheese
L- ham and too much cheese omelette, 6 strawberries, 3 slices turkey bacon
S- 2TB PB
D- not sure yet- need some veggies

Water 50 oz- need more

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Old 07-18-2012, 08:49 AM   #73
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Still truckin

After an off plan Sunday - I have been doing well, even with limited groceries

I cheated and weighed in this morning and saw 189!!! I am so happy

We go on vacation next week but I will do my best and think I will be fine

Going to keep checking in to stay more on track than I have been able to in the past
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:40 AM   #74
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #75
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Quiet around these parts because last week on vacation was a disaster. Back up to 195, but food shopped today and have a plan

I am going to cook tomorrow and be all set up for success

I am 8.5 weeks post partum- it's time to get serious

My milk production is great- yes I am still sore, but I need to tough it out and start working out for real

Going to bake some bacon for breakfast, devil some eggs for snacks, grill some chicken thighs for the week

I also have some pork chops, salmon and shrimp for quick dinners and going through the freezer to see what else I can dig up!

I would like to make some bone broth as well from some wing tips and thigh bones I don't have many vegetables to add to the pot though so we will see

Off to get does rest now and be ready to go tomorrow
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:31 PM   #76
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Ok so halfway through day 2 and doing ok

Yesterday I ate way too much peanut butter, but I realized I need something a little rich/fatty as a side or I am not satisfied with dinner

Also thinking of making cream cheese muffins for a little dessert

Breakfast for now needs to be an omelette- fried eggs just don't cut it

Food for today

2 fried eggs
2 pcs bacon
Sautéed mushrooms
Tea with Splenda and HWC

Snack
2 deviled egg halfs
2 dill pickles

Lunch
2 chicken thighs
1/2 avocado

Dinner
Salmon
Green beans
? - want to make a veg casserole but need to see what I have

Will try to walk tonight - I need to get moving

Nervous about the rest of the week but I'll make it work
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:19 PM   #77
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Struggling a bit as my milk production has gone down- so I can't have my carbs be this low

Going to add some yogurt and berries back and see how it goes
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #78
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Picking the journal back up

Was 187 on Monday after a weekend of family get togethers- so might have been 185 on Sunday

Anyway yesterday and today have been really good- I have been doing a bunch of reading on the paleo diet sounds good to me I am slowly transitioning

Food for today
Egg whites tapenade broccoli
Half an avocado

3 chicken thighs
Red pepper strips

Some carrots
2 HB eggs mayo

Pork chops for dinner

Back tomorrow
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #79
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So I ate A LOT of eggs today- 8 to be exact!!!

Br. 3 HB eggs with mayo, tea
Lunch- pork steak, 2 chicken thighs, baby carrots, 1/2 avocado

Diet coke

Dinner
5 HB eggs
Mayo
Broccoli
Red pepper strips
1/2 avocado

It's Thursday so I weighed this morning - 185.5 woohoo

Getting there!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:30 AM   #80
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Back again at 179.5

Yesterday's food looked like:

Cabbage, some sausage, 2 eggs
2 string cheese
Pork rib, green beans, onions
London broil, cauliflower and green beans

It was a fine day, need to drink more water, workout and take my vitamin

Onto today
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:25 PM   #82
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Wanted to check in, I've been very hungry today, had a bad breakfast and I can't seem to get full

B- very under ripe banana, string cheese, deli turkey with some mayo
S- 2 sausages
L- chicken thighs, roasted mushrooms, cauliflower

Dinner probably pork ribs with cauliflower and green beans

Really trying to go for a run tonight
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:05 AM   #83
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Guess who needs to journal to be accountable. This gal!

So back to journaling I go

I have been fluctuating between 177 and 172 and really need to lose these 30lbs. My goal is to do it by my 30th birthday in May.

I have been on a good workout kick and will continue. My job right now is to mother the little one, find a job I love outside the home, workout and eat well.

Also I want to get back to eating a paleo diet and doing a whole30 or more, but we have some illegal foods in the house right now and I just can't waste them.

So today looks like this

2 eggs in butter
Cabbage
Jicama home fries


Banana
Sunbutter
Cheese stick

We are having
London broil
Broccoli
Spaghetti squash with sauce
Salad

Already did work out 5 from c25K and have shoulders and arms p90x on tap

Back with renewed vigor
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #84
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Need to add 2 chicken legs and a handful of nuts to today's eats

And check off the shoulders and arms!
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Welcome back!!! Jicama home fries?!? I'll need to try that!
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Thanks so much Christine! So nice of you to stop by with kind words. The recipe for the jicama home fries came from Melissa Joulwan of theclothesmakethegirl blog and her cookbook well fed- it's a great book
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I will look into it, thanks!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:20 AM   #88
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So in all honesty last night was a disaster. My dad is here visiting and wanted Chinese. I could have handled it and gotten meat and veggies, but no I didn't even think of staying on plan. Which is really bad, it wasn't even a thought. Good news is I felt gross after eating it which never happens I have a garbage gut that can handle everything.

I did most of yoga x yesterday little one didn't quite give me the full 90 mins I needed.

Today has been good so far

3 HB eggs with mayo and smoked paprika
Banana

Tea with HWC

Lunch and dinner will be leftovers of the good food I made all week

On tap is legs and back and c25k workout 8

Keep on truckin
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Whole30+ day 1

So yesterday wasn't awesome, I missed my workouts, but I am ready to start my whole30+

I keep calling it a whole30+ because I want to keep it going longer than the 30 days. When I went 30 days in September I felt like I should have gone longer but didn't and really wish I did.

So today is day 1 and I am ready to go.

So far I have had tea, but eggs and an orange or apricots are on the breakfast menu and we will go from there.

And I need to catch up on my workouts which I plan to do this morning.

Here is to my adventure!
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Whole30+ day -1

Yesterday went well. I did legs and back and ran. My knees hurt today more than I would like. I am scheduled to run today, I am thinking of switching up my sneakers to see if it helps.

I also plan on going to yoga today. I hope it's a nice flowy class.

Food yesterday was
2 fresh apricots with sun butter
3 HB eggs with 1/2 an avocado
Tea

Big salad with oil and lemon juice, olives, chicken and 1/2 an avocado

Snack of nuts, olives and chicken breast

Dinner (too late for my liking)
London broil broccoli bsprouts and squash

Tea

So it's day -1 because the sun butter has evaporated cane juice in it so whomp whomp...I need to start over


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