Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Grrrrrrrr I am so mad at myself!

But I am not looking back and letting it depress me anymore! Gracie is 7 weeks old. At my last post (1 week postpartum) I was 202. Guess what I am today?

205 !


Because I keep messing around. Do great (even PERFECT!) for a few days, cheat for a few days, do great, cheat...........It just disgusts me that I have wasted this time.

BUT I am back now and ready!! I really have eaten sooooo much healthy food in the last weeks and my milk supply is great, Gracie is growing wonderfully and I FEEL great.

But I have not been eating to LOSE. SO here I go! I have not reached the goals that I wanted to by this point so my CURRENT goal is to be under 200 by the time Gracie is 2 months old! (Next Tuesday!) To give my body a jump start, I am going on a mild cleanse for the rest of this week. I did this after my last baby and felt great, he did great and it gave my weight loss a nice jump!

I am having my deep S morning coffee at 5:30 with dh (no sweetener and with coconut oil in it.....only 1/2 cup coffee) and then eating nothing but a green smoothie until lunch. I did juice last time but I am leaving the fiber in this time and just doing it in the blender.

Greens, coconut oil, protein powder, tea, celtic salt and some other goodies. It is actually THM's "Earth milk" but I just don't feel like posting the recipe.

I am back to working out full throttle! It isn't that I haven't made *any* progress during this postpartum period. I have been slowly doing more and more exercise. Today I did a 20 minute kettle bell workout with my 15 LB kettle bell! (And then did almost 3 miles of WATP) It was killer but I did it! (The Kettle Bell workout that is.) I am still sore from the day before yesterdays Billy Blanks "This is Tae Bo" ! :) It feels great! So I *am* happy with myself as far as exercise goes.

A DELICIOUS recipe that I invented yesterday!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

1 C almond flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp xylitol
2 TB butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tb semi-sweet chocolate chips

Just mix it all together and then make it into 12 balls. You can eat 3 of them and only be at 6 carbs. They are 2 carbs each. Yes, they have a small amount of sugar but that is fine with me. You could replace the sweeteners I used here with all stevia if you wanted to and use skinnny chocolate chunks or something.

But for me? These are just amazing and I so don't mind that tiny amount of sugar! They taste soooo much more *real* and are still so healthy!

That is the link to the 20 min kettle bell workout we did. It was not our favorite at all. It has no music so it makes it boring to us. It is HARD THOUGH! One of the moves I could not do with my 15 Lb kettle bell. The one that you hold it straight out to the side.

Well, that's all for now!


  1. I cannot believe she is nearly 2 months already! You're doing great, Angie - you've got this! Love you, girl!

  2. I're doing great!!! You constantly inspire me to be better.

    What you are doing is so really is. It's not like you can devote all your time and energy to this -- there are others to be fed, laundry, schooling -- so the fact that you constantly refocus is a success in itself!

    Cannot BELIEVE you tackled that kettlebell workout! I just did Baby Bells with a 20-lb. and it about killed me! (And MY baby is 4 mths. old!)

    Keep it up!

    (covenantmama on MOMYS)

  3. Thanks Amy and Rachel!! I just now saw these comments LOL! Thanks so much fo rthe encouragement!!!

    Baby Bells with 20 Lbs is hard Rachel!!