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Friday, October 04, 2013

Uggh...being home is hard! I love my little guy, but I miss the freedom to go to the gym or even just out and about. In a few more weeks he will get his 2 month shots and we'll be good to go, but even then everything has to be scheduled around his feeding times. I am sure as time goes by it will be easier for me to adjust to it all, but man some people make this parenting thing look like cake! Our little guy also has reflux issues and can be quite fussy. We're working with the pediatrician to get him on the right meds, but it is so tough. Who wants to put their 5 weeks old on medication, oot me! But he is miserable and it is a necessary evil. He is so sweet when he actually relaxes enough to sleep and just look around. Here's to hoping we find something that works for him very soon!

I came out of my pregnancy at 5 pounds down from my prepregnancy weight. I have not lost any more weight and honestly have failed at staying away from sweets. I have started taking walks and will hopefully start going to the gym a couple nights a week once we get into a night time routine. Right now I can control what I put in my mouth. I just don't know why a cookie always sounds better than a yogurt or apple. I am in a wedding next Saturday and I am going to consider that my THEN picture. My goal is to be close or at goal weight by the time I am 9 months post partum.

I know my hubby supports me and I need to do a better job of supporting myself. Sooner than I know, there will be a wild toddler running around this house and I'll need to keep up with him.

Like the blog title says, I just need to get started!


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FEARLESSNOW 10/7/2013 5:31PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself. I'm impressed that you're ready to break out of your Zombie cocoon! Focus on taking care of yourself rather than losing weight. At 5 weeks postpartum are you even cleared for exercise?

The newborn stage is a time of survival for new parents. -and those who make it seem easy are lying to you! It's HARD. You are sleep deprived, your hormones are all over the place and you are going through the emotional warfare of caring for an infant. (and I hope you make smarter decisions while sleep deprived than I did!)

It's okay if you aren't losing weight yet. Just be kind to yourself and make it your goal to take care of yourself and avoid postpartum depression (which is mostly caused by lack of sleep). You will get there and like you said, before you know it you will be chasing a toddler around.

Good luck Mama.

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HOUNDOGLOVER35 10/6/2013 10:41AM

    emoticon One day at a time:-)

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YB0511 10/6/2013 8:04AM

    Congrats on the birth of your son. One day at a time, you can do it. Just starting with small goals, like a short walk or drinking enough water is a great start. And sleep is also very important, although, I know how hard that can be with a new born.

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SKFEREBEE 10/4/2013 7:49PM

    Make sure enough sleep is in the mix of your healthy lifestyle. Not getting enough of that has messed up my weight loss more than anything else.

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NORMAINIRELAND 10/4/2013 5:05PM

    Congrats on your little Guy! Looking forward to following your journey.

Norma

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