I donít really know where to start but I think this is the place to try Ė sorry itís a bit all over the place.
Iím feeding my daughter sheís 9 months old but allergic to dairy & tomatoes so Iíve cut all dairy & tomatoes out of my diet. Iím off it for over 3 months now but my weight hasnít budged. So much for dropping dairy and the weight will fall off.
I lost 28lbs ish when I was trying to get pregnant and I didnít in anyway keep my weight in check while pregnant and in the first few months after she was born so Iím now bigger than ever before. Iím hovering around the 200lbs mark. Iíve been putting on weight since she was born. I could blame any number of things but mostly I just didnít watch what I was doing.
My biggest worry with cutting calories (which is what I did before) is feeding her. While sheís not totally dependent on me for food anymore we still havenít found an appropriate milk for her if my supply takes a dive (and I donít want to stop feeding yet).
I started the 30DS on Sunday so if I get to do it today thatíll be 5 days Ė which is the most Iíve ever stuck with it before. It usually hurts my knees but this time round they donít seem too bad.
Before I got pregnant I had started running and was up to about 5 miles on a treadmill. I managed 1k on Saturday pushing the buggy and I thought Iíd die. I donít want to do too much too soon but I really need to do something and Iím just not sure what is Ďsafeí while feeding.
I was only brave enough to start the 30DS when I read that people here were doing it and feeding with no issues. Iím drinking as much water as I possibly can and I have 2 bowls of porridge every day to keep my supply up (made on oat milk). I usually put molasses in it, I know its sugar but again its meant to be a great boost for supply.
I had been pumping +5 oz every morning but since starting back to work that has dropped to 2.5 oz if Iím lucky and nothing I do seems to be able to bring it up again. I have a freezer of milk but sheís working through it pretty fast and I donít really have a plan for when it runs out.
I find it hard to keep below 2000 cals as Iím up at 5.30 for work so Iím pretty hungry by lunch time and dinner. Iím trying to limit my snacking to fruit and carrot sticks (and hummus).
Iím so disorganized that I donít even know how many calories I am eating Iím guessing based on what I used to eat way back when I was keeping a record of it. Iíve tidied up my diet in the last few weeks so most of the junk is gone. Chocolate and Icecream were already gone but most of the other fun stuff is gone now too. Iím just wondering is there anything really basic that Iím not doing and I should be.