Saturday, July 11, 2009
I just had baby number 3 in February and the day before he was born weighed in at my biggest ever at 203! By the begining of March I was already down to 183.5 and still losing. I have had blood tests done, seen several doctors, and a nutritionist since. In the last 5 months I have already seen great results but at a pace that concerns me. Nobody really has any answers for me. SP has set my calorie intake at about 1900-2200 and then I am exclusively nursing so I am supposed to add 500 to each end.
Well the nutritionist brought me a diet guide for 1500 and 1800 calories! Then she informed me that I was not to lose more than 8 pounds in the 4 weeks before I saw her next! wth lady! I told her that if I ate only 1500-1800 calories that I wouldn't be able to stay awake all day from the exhaustion. I was trying to explain to her that on top of taking care of a house and 3 kids while my husband is deployed, I have several volunteer positions, I work out 5 days a week for about an hour or so, and I climb the rock wall 2 nights a week. SP totals my calories burnt for a week at around 3000. Then she told me that for my body it was probably more like 400 calories for every 30 minutes of cardio! Which means probably more than that!!! She also told me that sometimes after a pregnancy your metabolism changes and she thinks that is what is going on with me.
I have joined groups on here but I haven't found a place where I really fit. My whole life I have been the chubby girl but now I am losing weight hand over fist and actually having problems eating enough. I have yet to find anyone that is even partially sympathetic to my issue. It always seems like a problem whether you feel like the fat girl that can't lose or you are the skinny girl that can't gain. Only now I'm the inbetween girl that isn't sure whats going on!