- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
So i just wanna start by telling you a little about me I am almost 26 years old 4ft 8 inches tall and my typical weight all through Highschool was high 70’s low 80’s … that seems very small yes but 80ish lbs is the range I should be in.
I had a baby 6.5 years ago and when i gave birth to her after a rough pregnancy at 7.5 months I was 99lbs. A couple months later i was back down to around 80lbs. This past summer I was going to the gym I was around 82lbs and never looked better. I had enough weight to have curves but I thought my body looked really good, yes i still had a little pooch but I looked good and I felt great.
Then fall rolled around I got really really busy with a new job & everything and less financially stable and had to quit going to the gym and everything just got hectic… even my meals.
I knew i was putting on a little weight but I didnt stress much over it until the past few weeks…. it is like I have balooned out all of a sudden.I have been asked by several of my co workers and several of my clients if I was expecting in the past month. Nothing I have fits… sunday i had a little break down because finally i get a sunday off for the first time in 4 months and I literally have nothing to wear. Nothing fit… & i had bought a all new wardrobe last summer with new dresses and all and NOTHING FIT! I honestly had to wear a pair of pants I always wear to work bc they have an elastic in the back of the waist and stretch.My dresses were too tight through the waist area
Even worse when we got home from church I wanted to change into comfy clothes for the cookout and to go on a walk and I had to wear PJ bottoms bc that was the only thing that fit. My shorts & capri would barely come over my thighs & when i got them needed another 2-3 inches before they could be buttoned. THIS WAS ALL STUFF THAT FIT LOOSE at the end of summer.
So today when i was at my sisters house i decided to step on her scale and was Shocked at what it said. 102lbs all I could think about was what my mother has always told me … she use to be really little until she was 30 even after two kids she was always 5ft 1in and around 105lbs …. well once she hit 30 she just started gaining and gaining mainly in the mid to lower portion of her body (same as me waist, hips, butt thighs) and ever since I can remember my mother has been overweight she said since she was about 36 years old she has weighed 160lbs.
All I know is that I do not want to end up like my mother( i know that sounds horrible) This has really gotten me down that I have let myself go even the little that I have because I have said for the past few months that I didnt like how my body was looking and never did anything about it.
Well here i am 3 months before my wedding & most importantly my honeymoon & I am not happy with my body and I dont know what to do to change it.I have never had to worry about dieting or really even exercising much i was just naturally skinny.
I know this sounds like a cop out but I have no time to exercise. I cant afford a gym membership right now or an expensive meal/diet plan. And I am so busy that it is hard to have to worry about counting every calorie or spending tons of time preparing meals.
I spend most of my day at work … i work at least 5 9 hour shifts a week.
I am on my own 3 days a week… my fiance works 24 hour shifts @ the fire dept so when he is at work we dont see him at all.
I get up every weekday morning… I get my daughter up for school, i get her dressed I make her breakfast, while she eats, I let my dog out, I get in the shower, I get read for work, I do her hair for school and we leave, i have just enough time to get her to school stop and make it to work and be a little early to get set up.
For breakfast I usually either skip it, grab something quick I can eat down the road, or stop for breakfast at the dreaded Mc Donalds because that is the only thing that I pass.
Lunch… well if i get to eat lunch … i get 30 mins… the only thing near is once again mcdonalds or a sonic. Unless we order out from somewhere which we do alot… but it is usually very unhealthy.. pizza or mexican or fastfood or chinese food. Other than that I usually eat whatever i can find out of the vending machine. Which always includes a soda for some reason we have 3 vending machines right outside the shop but NONE Have water & I cant handle diet soda.
Dinner…. I usually dont get off until between 6-8 at night so i come home i make sure my little one has had a bath and done her homework, we read a story and lay down to watch a little tv till she falls asleep. Typically if Andy is home he either cooks dinner which is usually pretty healthy… he grills everything so usually it is just a meat and a steamed or grilled veggie. Or they go out to dinner… and i will either grab something on my way in … fast food.. or i will eat something quick … but usually since i skip meals or just eat little stuff or junk during the day I eat from the time I come home till i fall asleep.
On top of all of that… i am trying to study for a state board exam that i have to take before July. On my off days… 1 day a week is gymanstics for the little one. the other is scuba class. We also have to study for scuba tests & take those.I am trying to do the daily household chores. My “wifely” duties 😉 and plan my wedding. We also have a bunch of yard work that needs to be done & we have been trying to spring clean.
My finances are pretty strapped lately… with the fees for my testing, my bills, gymnastics for my kid, summer clothes, this for school… that for school, holidays, birthdays, soely paying for our wedding… yeah I am pretty much broke, well not really but I have no more to spare on big expenses.
I do not know how to pull myself out of this horrible unhealthy rut I am in.
I honestly feel like I have no time to exercise. I do not live in a neighborhood I can walk in. I dont live in an area I could walk or bike to work. I can not afford to go to the gym. I can’t afford some crazy meal plans or exercise equipment. Workout videos have never worked for me.. they are eithering so boring I wont do them or so hard I cant do them.
IF ANYONE HAS RECCOMENDATIONS FOR SOMETHING EASY TO DO I would appreciate it.
I feel like my life is always gooo gooo gooo goo goo sleep. I have little time to spend on anything like preparing meals & cleaning up after so we do whatever is easy and convient.
Work is by far the worst thing reeeking havoic on my body and my nutrition. I probably skip Breakfast and Lunch 2-3 times a week because it is just easier not to eat or sometimes I dont have the time.
We have a microwave but our fridge is always full of ppls shit.. and might I add that it is only about the size of a larger microwave and someone broke the tiny little “freezers” door off inside of it so if you leave anything in there for more than ohhhh say 1-2 hours it will freeze. And I apparently work with a bunch of inconciderate bitches because if you put anything in the back room they will eat your food and not think twice about it.
SO I know that I am going to … drink more water and cut out the soda’s…. I am going to cut my carbs & out most of the junk food… but chips and dip are my true weakness.
I Would Greatly appreciate if someone could help give me suggestions of EASY CHEAP & CONVIENT Meal Ideas that will help me i would so much appreciate it because I have no clue where to start and what I need to look for. BUt I know I dont have the time to worry about counting every calorie.
I would expecially like ideas for breakfast and lunch… i think if i could do better those 2 times of the day and cut out my night eating it would help tremendously.
Please keep in mind.. it has to be easy & fast.
and well for lunch i dunno…. has to be lunch box friendly… IE gonna be ok if it doesnt get put in the fridge.
I also know so many people tell me Tuna but I can not stand tuna.. or any sort of fish for that matter.