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Getting Back On Track

Saturday, January 19, 2013

So I'm back! I had the baby last September. I still can't believe I have 3 kids now! It's a lot of work! When I was pregnant I went back up to 202 lbs. Yeah, it's a lot of weight gain from my lowest weight at 157 and I was a little depressed about that. Although I was even heavier than that when I first began this journey, I felt like I had to start all over gain. Looking at how much weight I have to lose again to get to 157 is very intimidating. I know I have it in me to do it but still, I wish I could just blink and all my pregnancy weight will be gone. I'm also still breast feeding so I can't exactly do as I did before. There's a lot of tweaks here and there and I have to be careful. I am pro breastfeeding so when I see that my milk is not meeting my baby's demands, I kind of get sad because I want to start losing weight now but at the same time I feel like I'm depriving my baby. However, coworkers decided to start another Biggest Loser now and I really needed to kick start my motivation to start being healthy again and lose weight. We have just finished one week and so far I have lost about 5 lbs. It's a great number I think but I'm drying up even though I hydrate well, take my lactation supplements, and eat oatmeal everyday. I really wanted to exclusively breastfeed but if I wanted to do this now, there's no way that's gonna happen. Although I'm really torn about it, I guess I'm just going to eventually supplement with formula :( . I just wish I didn't feel so selfish but I am happy that I regained my self control so far and my motivation. One thing I was worried about too was running. I thought I had to relearn to like it but it turns out, I still know how to run! Yay for that! However, I still prefer to run outdoors. It just makes time go by faster, I can set my own pace, feel the breeze on my face, and people-watch. I moved to a less desirable neighborhood so that's not always possible especially since it's already dark out after work. So for now, I have to stick with the treadmill at the gym until daylight savings time comes around again. Hopefully, I can just continue my journey to my goal from way back and no more surprises. It would be nice to win the competition but at the end of it all, I just really want to get back to where I was before I got pregnant and keep going from there. Wish me luck!

Here are pictures of me and the little one:

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    My goodness, what a busy life. Three children, breastfeeding and a job, I'm amazed you found time to blog!
    Welcome back. Just be kind to yourself, treat food as fuel and remember how you feel about your baby's needs, your own are twice as important. You might just have a "hungry baby" who does need a top up occasionally, not your fault.
    best wishes for you and the family
    1854 days ago
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    These are such beautiful pictures! Congratulations!
    1855 days ago
    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!
    1855 days ago
    Congrats on your beautiful baby! Being a mom is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and you are doing such a great job! If you feel your LO needs a little more then go for it. I am pro breastfeeding too, and I BF my kids until 2 and 3 years respectively, so I understand. Great job on the running and losing 5 pounds!! Once an athlete, always an athlete emoticon emoticon emoticon
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