Regarding the breastfeeding, I'm definitely not eating to compensate for a newborn. I usually hover around the top of my range... in the 1700s, and that just really seems like a lot. Of course my calorie calculator doesn't account for that because they make you go to babyfit if you're nursing at all. Nursing a toddler is very different than a newborn and I'm sure I only burn (at the most) 200 extra calories a day. I feel okay trying to lose weight at this point and my doc is okay with it. Its not a crisis if she weans at 20 months, for sure. :P
SO, in short, I don't calculate any extra calories into my total because of breastfeeding. I just don't stress if I go over some days or if I average around the top of my caloric range rather than the bottom.
For the record, sparkpeople tells me I need to eat 1450-1800 calories a day, considering my weight and my goal to burn 3,000 calories a week.
Thanks for the advice everyone...
| current weight: 193.6