This was pretty difficult at first thought. I am one of those ‘half-full’ type mentality. I don’t have problems. I have challenges that I overcome. People are problems sometimes (I already wrote about Haters), but really, I’m quick to cut you off. Bye-Bye. I have too much on my plate to waste my time on people not worthy of it.
My ‘challenge’ has turned into a problem, because it’s still not worked out.
Problem: I need to lose weight.
I haven’t gotten back down to my pre-baby weight. Close at one point, but not back to pre-baby weight yet. When I had my first child I ballooned to 215-lbs! That’s a lot of weight already, but especially for someone who’s less than 5’5″. I lost weight, but again, not back to pre-baby weight. Then next thing I know, I’m pregnant again. I was more cognizant of what I ate and did not gain as much weight as my first pregnancy.
After my second child I was still too big. Well, my competitive nature was enough to help. My brother and I would weigh in each weak and in Biggest Loser fashion of measurement, whoever lost the largest percentage of weight would win $5. I wrote about it each week here. It worked! I lost 30-lbs and kept it off.
Well, things change and I was being as aware of what I was eating and when. I didn’t eat too much junk, but eating late right before going to bed is a recipe for disaster to your waistline. Giving in to my monthly cravings after I fixed the late night eating bump didn’t help. Life may be stressful, but eating so poorly is not the solution.
What I did learn that works for me is:
- drink more water
- eat regular smaller meals
- writing down what I ate
- don’t bring any unhealthy snacks into the house, i.e. chips, chocolate, cookies, cake
- don’t eat after 8pm
- exercise more
Now, just to put those things in practice and this problem will be solved.