MIA. . .
Soooo much has happened over the last year and a half. I remarried in December of 2010. I started gaining weight because we eat out too much and I've gotten re-addicted to my sugar filled coffee shop coffees.
My guess is that I've regained most (if not all) of what I previously lost. . . and I know this is completely my fault for not sticking to what I know works. We shall blame it on the new marriage... and the fertility drugs. Oh, yeah... did I forget to mention that? We've spent the last 15 months actively pursuing pregnancy with ZERO luck. So, there is that.
Then there is the whole Celiac issue. . . I've been gluten free for a year now. . . and even though I can't grab a donut or a PBJ sandwich, I've continued to gain weight. My thought was that maybe I entered starvation mode when I took an entire food group out. Who knows, really.
I keep saying I'm going to take the pounds back off. . . then Dutch Bros sneaks back in with a delicious sugary mocha. . . (and 400+calories/day!). I tried Medifast. . . that lasted four days. I was SICK. It is obvious to me, with these low low calorie plans, I get too ill to continue. I need enough calories of the right foods to sustain me.
So. . . I'm back on my 1200-1600 calorie plan starting with my first meal in the morning (it's almost bedtime now). I will journal every morsel that goes in my mouth and I will only consume calorie free beverages (with the exception of fresh juice made at home, once a day). I will avoid Dutch Bros like the plague. I will not give in to my chocolate cravings (which have returned since I'm eating sugar again). And the big clincher is. . . I will eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day. These meals will be a combination of clean foods and a good combination of lean proteins, healthy fats, & complex carbs in addition to lots of fresh veggies (and fruits).
If I discover that this fertility cycle has failed (meaning the monthly visitor), then I will start back on Alli for two weeks (until ovulation) to help kick start things. I find that I cannot take Alli for more than a couple weeks anyway or I get side effects even on the proper diet.
Guess I better update the weight loss clicker. . . sigh. . . I loved watching it tick away.