Hi everyone, I hope it's okay if I join you. I've struggled with my weight for years. I seem to be good at gaining weight, okay at losing it, and terrible at staying in one place.
Most recently, my weight gain (well, some of it, anyway) was for a good cause - I was pregnant! I gained 50 lbs, though. Way more than the recommended 25-35 lbs. But, in the eight months since my daughter was born, I've lost it all, and then some. I'm now 10 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight, and well within a healthy BMI.
I'm not quite sure where a good maintenance weight for me is. I kinda just picked the middle of the healthy BMI range and shot for that. Since I'm breastfeeding, I have 500 extra calories/day. My daily calorie goals are still set to lose half a pound a week, but I'm not sure I'd be able to eat those extra 250 calories/day anyway. Since I'm at the top of my "maintenance range" I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing for a little while longer, and re-evaluate if I get to the middle or bottom of that (or when I stop breastfeeding - those extra 500 calories are going to be gone before I know it!)
Little bit more about me: I'm 27 years old, first time mom. I work full time while my husband stays home with our daughter. I really enjoy running, playing tennis and doing yoga, though lately I haven't found a good time to carve out as my own for working out.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
What is right is not always easy, and what is easy is not always right.
| current weight: 1.0 over