I had just started back to this in October, 2010. Lost 8 pounds and found out I was pregnant in November!
I was good and only gained 15 lbs. I am actually 9 lbs under pre-pregnancy weight at 2 months postpartum. I am nursing exclusively...so it seems I should be losing weight easier. however, 6 of those pounds came off in the 6 of those 9 lbs came melting off in the first 3 weeks postpartum. It's taken the other 5 weeks to lose 3 lbs. That's because I went back to work at 3 weeks...and I work in a medical office where drug companies LOVE to feed us YUMMY lunches. The front office has also made sure our vending guy keeps my favorites in the machine (ever since pregnancy....they are so sweet!)
SO: I am starting my diet. I am trying 1200 calories which I was told is not ideal, but still safe because I am pretty overweight. AS long as it doesn't decrease my milk supply.
I need help! Some good ( family friendly and EASY) 1200 calorie meal plans and weekly shopping lists. (Money is VERY tight with new baby....so I need a very economic plan!)
I also have another motivation: I am trying to get a promotion/transfer as the nurse who runs the weight loss clinic (our head doctor dabbles in a little of everything). One of the requirements is a healthy, trim nurse. I am being considered for the position....but know I need to continue to lose weight so I can be a good example/representative of our clinic.
Help fellow Sparkpeople!!!