I gained 50 lb during pregnancy and have yet to lose any of it... and it definitely wasn't all baby weight, as my little one was only 6lb when she came out!
Hi, I have a 6 month old (tomorrow!) daughter who I am still breastfeeding. She eats a few oz of solids a day but she is still mostly breastfed and hopefully will be for another 6 months at least, or more. She is sensitive to dairy and I have too many issues with soy to want to give her any of that hormone packed stuff in formula, and the alternative formulas are too expensive, so we will continue to breastfeed as long as she needs it. Thus I think this weight loss journey isn't going to be as easy as it was before... I can't do extremely strenuous exercise or a 1200 calorie diet or my milk supply will drop. Maybe that's all for the better as that was hard to maintain before as well. It's going to be slower going, which is going to be more difficult for me to handle. I'm kind of an all or nothing. I also don't have the gym access that I used to have which is going to make things a little tougher for me. Getting gym buddies was very motivating. We live out in the country and just can't afford the extra expense of driving into town for the gym right now. I am also a stay at home mom now, whereas last time I lost a good amount of weight I was a college student and ALWAYS going... barely at home between working and classes.
My husband is not very supportive of my weight loss. I don't know how to convince him. He is not overweight himself, he's rather thin. But he says he likes me 'cuddly'. I don't really know how to talk to him about it. He knows that I lost weight before but I am so seriously close to my previous high weight after having this baby and it is so depressing. I was down to 170 when I met him, and gained about 30 lb during our marriage before getting pregnant, then 50 with the pregnancy.
I really need to lose this weight for my daughter... it needs to be serious this time because it's not just for me. In 6 months this kid is going to be running around and getting into everything. I want her to grow up with a mom who can keep up with her.
Anyway, my plan is to exercise daily with at least one of my workout videos. Maybe I could even do two. I have some Zumba DVDs as well as some other workout videos. I used to love doing Zumba at the gym, and I know this won't be the same but maybe I can stick with it. I also want to go on one walk a day at least down to the lake and back, which takes about 25 minutes. After a couple weeks of getting my muscles going again with walking I would like to start jogging. I have a jogging stroller I can take my baby out in... maybe do C25K, which I have done before and had good results with.
As far as eating goes, maybe I can do calorie counting again but I'm not sure which range I should be at for breastfeeding yet. I need to stop eating sweets. My husband keeps bringing home on-sale Easter candy and I'm not doing well with it, so I'm going to talk to him tonight and tell him if he wants to keep buying candy he either has to keep it in his van or in his office, not in the kitchen where I can so easily munch on it. I hope we can go grocery shopping again in the next couple of days so that I can stock this house with lots of veggies.
Today I took some BEFORE pictures. They are terrifying. I should print them off and use them as motivation. I took a couple face shots... okay, not so bad... but the whole body frontal and side profile are absolutely awful. I am going to take the same photos in a month again and maybe then post the before and progress photos on here. I am going to take a monthly photo with my daughter too and stick it on the refrigerator so I can keep that in mind when I feel like binging.