Sunday, April 12, 2009


I haven't posted here in so long. I'm trying to figure out eating more traditional foods, and maintaining my weight loss. That part hasn't been much of a problem.

My trouble has been with working nights again (4 eight hour nights/week) and not eating junk to compensate for fatigue. I realize now that was part of my survival mode when all my kids were little. When I started with WW I was well rested and doing OK in that respect. Now? I'm tired. And peanut M&M's just sound like a good idea way too often.

That has added up to gaining 5 pounds again. Once again, I'm not happy with how my jeans fit. I feel that pudge in my belly and hate it. And I really need to tone up this body before swimsuit season rolls around again.

Trying to figure it out. Really wanting to nap.


carla said...

it is difficult when youre working nights (I had a few clients who had the night shift when I was a trainer) ---but not impossible.

Maybe post a daily food journal for us one post so we can help you come up with ideas?

hows the exercise?


Kathy said...

Well, hello, friend! I promise a long note soon.
I remember working those night shifts all too well and I also remember wanting to eat to keep my energy up. A salad isn't going to do it! Taking the M&M's as a clue, maybe a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on some of your good homemade bread with a glass of milk? The calories might not be better but it would fill you up and keep your energy level where you need it and you could adjust your intake later in the day to make up for the extra meal.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

MMMM... Nap... yes, that sounds lovely.