I was hoping I might get some advice/support/friendly suggestions, especially from moms who have breastfed. I had a good loss the first 2 weeks of my plan (10 pounds in total), but last week I only lost 1 pound, which put me smack dab at 246--a weight I have not been able to drop below since I had my son 11 months ago. I thought my body might be resisting dropping below that point because I was nursing and it was trying to protect the milk supply. My son still nurses at night, and sometimes for comfort, but that's it, so hopefully that won't be an obstacle this time.
I'm determined to bust past this setpoint. Now my only one pound loss might have been because I ate out 3 times last week and didn't make the wisest choices. Still, I don't want to take a chance that that was all it was. So here's my plan: my normal eating plan is to eat 3 meals a day, no snacks, no sweets, and no starchy foods at dinner. I'll follow that, and in addition, this week I'm planning:
--no meals out
--limit non-whole grain carbs to one serving a day
--eat a smaller dinner.
-Step aerobics 5x a week
-Take the stairs at work
-Do pilates or power yoga every night
-walk everyday during my lunch hour
Any other suggestions? Have any other moms experienced this? What worked for you? thanks!