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So slow!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It is really going slow loosing the weight because I'm nursing and some days I really have to push hard to do anything. I know it's best for the babe but some days I feel very selfish and just want this weight OFF and think about how nice it will be when I quit!

I should be glad I'm actually loosing this time around, I normally gain 5-10 lbs while nursing. I'm so hungry all the time. So the fact I'm loosing should be great motivation. Even if it IS taking forever to loose 1 lbs. I'm ok with loosing slowly, but why can't it be the 1-2 lbs a week that's recommended. It's more like .5 lbs a week. I've been doing this hard since Christmas and only lost 7 lbs. I get a low weight and the next day I jump up a lb and it takes me 4-5 days to get back down to the low weight. I just don't understand and get very frustrated! And I'm so tired!!!!! He still isn't sleeping thru the night, most night's I'm up 2-3x. So my body is tired, well, frankly, *I* am tired. very very tired!

But I think tonight I saw that maybe my legs look a little different. My clothes all still fit the same. And coming off of a birth 4 months ago it's hard to see what is baby-shape coming off and what is weight coming off. But my legs, they seemed like maybe they weren't as big as they used to be around my knees. That gives me a little motivation to get up and go tomorrow. Goodness knows I need the motivation some days!
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    I do know what you are going through.

    Did you have a chance to look at the link I posted to you on the Breastfeeding moms team? There is alot of info there that will help.
    One very important thing is making sure you get enough calories. So many people think "less is better... and will loose more weight" when actually that is not the case. As a breastfeeding mother, your body needs an extra 500 calories every day above what SP sets for you.

    My youngest son was up every 2-3 hours ALL night (and only took two 20minute naps all day)... this lasted for 8 LONG months. I was as exhausted as could be. I had NO energy to "workout" and would rather rest when given a moment to rest... but I had to finally force myself to just do "something" I ended up with the motto "just do it". Too tired? "just do it"... don't feel like it? "just do it" ect. I literally had to keep saying those words every day to myself "just do it" "just do it" "just do it".... I must say, one the days I did "just do it", even when I did NOT want to, I always felt more energized afterwards... and as I started seeing results, the more I wanted to "just do it".

    Sorry for the ramble. Check out the link I posted for you on the BFing moms team. Lots of great info to help you get started.
    3113 days ago
    I really don't know how to answer you as I wasn't able to breast feed my boys due to health issues. But there is some things you can do I don't know if your watching your sodium,fiber, protein, getting enough water, etc. But all of this will play a great part in weight loss. Our bodies require certain amount of daily minerals to function. It also aids in weight loss as well.

    I do want to direct you to a person that is a leader on one of my teams called Spark Power. She breast feeds her babys as well and has struggle with this in the past. I know she would be a great help to you also. She is also a leader for breast feeding moms team. Her nick is CORINA-MOMOF4. If you click on my picture scroll down to teams and then click on the Spark Power Icon it will take you to the team page. If you look under the leaders you will see her name and you can click to go to her page. She is a awesome lady and I know she will help you with the issues you may be having.

    3115 days ago
    Keep up the good work! Every little bit counts. When your body is tired it is even harder to lose. I was always a gainer while nursing so I know how you feel. It can be frustrating as all get out. But be encouraged because you ARE making progress and that's the goal. Good for you!!!!
    3115 days ago
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