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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Losing Weight While Breastfeeding

Everyone promised that breastfeeding would just melt the baby weight away.


8 months into exclusively breastfeeding, I am probably at my highest weight, ever. A combination of illnesses and injuries has derailed my efforts to work out. Loki refuses solid foods, so I'm starving all the time. My body feels like it is starving, yet I eat constantly.

I have friends who use Weight Watchers, but I don't have the time or money for meetings. So I'm going to do what has worked for me in the past. I'm going to jog/walk and count calories. I'm fat enough that I can have 2,200 calories a day (if I'm still nursing and work out 30 minutes 6 days a week) and still get skinnier. So that's the goal.

I am so picky about calorie counting, though. It kills me to estimate. I hate when a restaurant does not provide calorie counts. Ugh! If I could just get over that. And if I could just remove my butt from the sofa...



Aggiedoone said...

The WW online is really easy to use as a calorie counter. you can try it free for a week, and after that it's only $5 a week. I love it and have lost 14 pounds since April 1. Just a thought!

Stac Cole said...

Um...most people don't survive off of nachos, chili, jelly beans and cheese fries. That MIGHT have something to do with it :) Although, I believe your sisters survive off those very same things and they have no problems. Darn genes!

Seriously though, good luck!

Giftie Etcetera said...

Obviously, I don't eat jelly beans. Yuck! If I did, you think there would be some left in the cabinet? Ha ha ha!

Sammy Jankis said...

Replace jelly beans with tator tots, chocolate and lucky charms cereal and you've pretty much outlined her entire diet.

learn-2-walk said...

I lost weight while breastfeeding during the first 6 months, but was gaining it back by the end of the 1st year. Maybe that will make you feel better. :-) I was always hungry, I hated that feeling! Whatever you do, you have my empathy and support.

Mathochist said...

I am looking for a different old post and came across this one, which I missed originally.