Of my children was a "velcro baby" as well!!! I laughed at that comment, and it brought back many fond memories.
I ran a daycare out of my home when my children were young, so I could be at home with them. There are so many opportunities through the day to be active with them. You don't have to find time to go to a gym to exercise, just dance with the kids, play fox and goose, tag outdoors, anything to get THEM moving (we are bringing up a generation of non-movers and I'd love to see that reversed). Ten minutes at a time is all you need, three or more times a day. Exercise doesn't have to come in a large chunk of time.
Did you enter the log and icecream into your nutrition tracker? For me, that was a huge eye opener - seeing how often I ate, and what calories were in each food. If you don't log it, you can learn. If you seem to be eating more while breastfeeding, your body is likely telling you that it needs more nutrients. Try having a bigger breakfast, with GOOD food and healthy calories. Plan out your daily meals in advance, and enter them into the tracker. If you spread your calories more evenly in your day, you won't be craving or hungry late at night.
I was remembering last night one of my fondest memories with my first child was riding my bike with him in the baby seat behind me. We both loved those rides.
It sounds like you have an awful lot going on in your life right now. Try getting enough sleep along the way, as that really helps with making good choices. It took me a couple of years to figure that one out - but when I'm sleep deprived, I make some really bad choices.
And vent away - this site is great for getting support!
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