Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Battling baby weight

Liam found his thumb to suck.

Thanks for the comments on yesterday's blog. Today was better! We took baby to daycare in the morning, rather than the afternoon, which meant mommy didn't have time to think about how bad she felt about it. Plus! Mommy got to walk on the treadmill and lift weights today and the world did not end. Some days, I love the treadmill. I like to do intervals, 5 minutes uphill, 1 minute rest, 5 minutes fast, repeat. I need to find some love for the bike trainer, perhaps a new year's resolution?

Liam made mommy a hand print ornament at daycare today. The first thing Liam has made for mommy!

Confession time: the baby weight is not coming off fast enough for me. Since the initial weight loss after giving birth, my weight has been relatively the same give or take 2-4 pounds. I didn't want to restrict calories since I'm breastfeeding and you are supposed to eat 500 extra calories a day. But I can only wear maternity pants so long before I lose my mind. I can fit into my pre-baby jeans, but my loose belly skin pooches over the top. I can't take it!

Liam is starting to play more!

So I'm going to diet for a while and hope it does not affect my breast milk supply. If it does, then we'll rethink it and try something different. I hope keeping hydrated and eat healthy foods will keep me in balance. And I won't do anything extreme but I have to do something. The plan is to eat small meals throughout the day, cut back sugar, and exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day. I hope it works, I can't be poochy mommy to much longer.

1 comment:

Fitness Integral said...

Hey Erika,
Check out the diet section of the book! It's breastfeeding friendly and no calorie counting, just clean healthy foods. And remember it takes time for your skin to recover too. Patience! :)