Feels So good to come back and track my weightless! I have a few things coming up that I need to lose this weight for…
1) 1st Pregnancy
- I've had some issues with my back in the past. I've never been pregnant before, but I know how rough pregnancy is on your body (especially your back) so I want to get in the best shape possible for carrying my baby. I pray that I will be able to stay active and work through my pregnancy.
2) I will be going on a nice vacation in June and I would like to actually be able to wear my bathing suit and feel good, especially since it may be my last vacation before pregnancy
When I originally started the thread last year, I was 165 pounds.
Took the time off to recover and get back on track.
So the plan is to get back to eating small meals throughout the day. I know that during pregnancy, it will probably be best to eat this way to keep the blood sugar constant, so I may as well try to start doing it now.
Lately I've been eating 2 meals a day and maybe a snack. Only 2 because my body seems to take a while to digest my meals. I haven't been stuffing myself or anything. Just eating intuitively but I would like to space my meals out a little better.
Plans I have enjoyed in the past (depending on my lifestyle at the time) to lose and/or maintain my weight - intuitive eating, intermittent fasting, calorie counting, and any of Dr. Ian Smith's plans.
I have a friend that is currently doing the SHRED plan and has lost 12 pounds in 3 weeks, so I am interested in reading that book. He says the meals are written out and you eat 4-6 times a day. Sounds like a good plan to jumpstart your weightless if you've fallen off track, and easy to also transition to maintenance.
Lately, I have been super busy, so the simplest meals work best for me. I have been trying to decide between creating my own pre-packaged meal type of plan or choose one of Dr. Ian's old plans just to get my body used to eating at least 4 times per day and then go from there. If I try to do my own frozen meal plan, I guess I would make my own breakfast and then do a frozen meal for lunch and dinner and pick 2 snacks. That sounds pretty simple, but I would need to find the healthiest frozen meals possible, paying close attention to sodium. Either way, this is just the start.
I think I will go ahead and start with one of Dr. Ian Smith's old plans first. I know I have most of the foods that are allowed on his plans. It will be cheaper plus I need a little time to find the healthiest frozen meals before I attempt to create my own pre-packaged food plan, but that definitely interests me.
By the time I get closer to goal, I (hopefully) will have a better handle on eating more than twice per day. I should also have more time to be able to really get back into the kitchen and get more creative with my meals.
Well.. that's the "plan." I like to keep things light and loose. No stress, no fuss. Just do what you got to do to get to your goal. If something is not working for you, don't stress, just make the necessary changes and keep going.