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Saturday, October 29, 2011

So frustrated while breast feeding, and I am highly impatient. That's my real problem, I want to look the way I feel, thin!!!

I am going to follow through with calling my doctor though to be sure that there isn't anything wrong on that end. I know it's wishful thinking to think that my thyroid is off and that's what my problem is.

Other then that I am going to try sticking to a little more calorie wise, I was doing 1800 and now I am going to try 2000. I hate the guessing game!!!!
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    Hi Kel,
    hope ur doing well. balancing a full time job and 3 kids is no joke! so let me congratulate u for being there... ;)
    hats off to u!

    im still breastfeeding my 5 mths baby girl and i'm working full time too. i have to be up a couple of times in the middle of the nite, as she still needs her feedings.

    a typical day for me, will be up at 530am, at work by 730am, work's done by 445pm, got home by 530pm.

    evenings seem super duper short... so what i did is... i incorporate JM 30 Days Shred during my 1 hour lunch time.
    i'm still expressing milk at work, so i have only few mins to express, workout n fast shower. then back to work.

    i eat small n regularly. so i squeeze my meals during my tea breaks. mostly sandwiches or salads so i can have them on my desk while doing my work.

    im not sure if my story helps... but im just saying that i know how u feel. its not easy, but u know what 'they' said....
    when the going gets tough, the tough gets going!
    we can do it! ;)

    2137 days ago
  • *ERICA*
    I had the same issue with feeding both my babies...I know how you feel. You want the weight to fall off like its suppose to when your nursing because you are burning a ton of calories...but sadly your body doesnt listen...I get it. I've been there. But be strong. You are doing the best things for your baby...the weight comes off. I have lost of of baby #2 weight and a few extra...I'm working on getting to pre baby weight. But I would rather it take years than lose that bonding time with baby. Cherish it...they grow up so fast.
    2207 days ago
    I hope you hang in there with breastfeeding even though it's a struggle.
    I know you are super busy with your schedule but have you tried short bursts of exercise-like the free 10 min videos here on SP? Maybe do one each day at lunch or when you get up in the morning. Maybe pick just 1 evening a week and 1 weekend day that you can get 30 min of exercise in. I'm only stressing the exercise because I think it's KEY to losing baby weight, esp when it's not just dropping off after the initial month or 2.
    Hang in there-being a mom is the hardest and best job ever!
    2209 days ago
  • PSALM42
    I had trouble losing weight and breastfeeding last time- but it wasn't as bad as 1 pound per month. How old is your little one? I think I lost 22 pounds within the first 3 weeks (I was incredibly swollen and had a 9.5 pound baby). Then I did lose a few pounds until he was 4 months old and I seriously started exercising again (I wanted to fit into my clothes!) I did Jillian Michael's Making the Cut and lost 9ish pounds in 12 weeks but I was freaking exausted all of the time. Didn't help that my little guy was up multiple times everynight and we were sick every couple of weeks. This is when his weight loss really slowed down. I upped my calories, didn't work out as hard, weight loss slowed and he still didn't really gain. So it took 19 months just to get down to my prepregnancy weight (I gained 50 pounds while pregnant and he nursed until 16 months). I never asked the doctor about thyroid but I seem to be doing okay now. It was easier with my first even though it didn't seem that way at the time (I lost 55 pounds in 1 year, I only gained 40 when pregnant). I hope #3 (due in March) gives me a little bit easier of a time but I think with 3 kids I'm just going to be exausted until they're in school :D
    2211 days ago
  • NH_MOM
    I had my thyroid removed in 2001 and have been on medicine ever since. I could never lose weight while nursing. I hated reading about these women who did and the weight fell right off. Hah! Very discouraging. Once I finished though and reduced my calories it took awhile but it came off. This is my 3rd and last and I'm watching my cals better so we'll see how this plays out. I'm glad I made the effort to bf both my boys b/c they hardly get sick and I think that has a lot to do with it. Good luck with it!
    2211 days ago
    Wow, you have a lot to balance. My daughter works a lot with her thyroid problems. Breastfeeding creates it's own tricky situation with hormones and calories.

    Good luck!
    2211 days ago
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