It started out great — after all, last week I finally hit my pre-pregnancy weight! I was feeling great. But then, the slippery slope of junk began. I ate fast food. Then I ate fast food again. Then we had date night, and I ordered a chicken fried chicken with gravy and mashed potatoes. And a margarita.
Yup. It was that bad.
Week 4: 193.8
Week 5: 195.2
Gain: 1.4 pounds
Total loss to date: 16.6 pounds
Honestly, I expected it to be worse. I was predicting a gain of 3 or 4 pounds. At least, that’s how awful I felt. Sure, the food was sinfully good (especially that gravy…oh man!) while I was eating it, but I hated feeling so sluggish and full.
We fell into the fast food trap because last week was just really hectic. Andrew worked a solid 75-80 hours last week, and I just never got to the grocery store. So instead of eating fresh foods (like my twice daily apple!), I was resorting to things like graham crackers … with chocolate frosting on it :(.
I am not counting this as a week of failure. Failure means I’d just quit and give up. But you know what? I’m not giving up! I ate clean yesterday, and this morning, I made the cutest mom-and-me omelettes for myself and Maisy!
And you can see apple #1 in the corner :). So overall? Yes, I gained. But I am better because of it! I’m amped up and ready to kick those 1.4 pounds to the curb…again.