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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"You're not gonna win at everything but whatever you do, do not quit. Give it your all and go for it. As long as you don't quit, you always win." Amani/Amazing Race (third place team)

So, I *REALLY* need to find out how many calories I need to be consuming as a breast-feeding mother. I found a website that said 1800 and something but, when I entered that number on Spark, my other nutrients do not update. I need a breakdown. (kinda frustrating)

I've tracked every day so far except Saturday.
I've blogged three times and will probably write again before tomorrow is over.
I've exercised.... 128 minutes so far BUT that's only 3 workouts. I'll have to work out twice tomorrow to make my goal. TOTALLY doable. emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD1035627
    Great job!!!
    3321 days ago
  • no profile photo CD557571
    Thank you Penny!

    Are you using the "Change goals" section to update your calories? It has always worked for me by going that route. You may need to lie about your calorie expenditure to make the range go high enough to accommodate the breast feeding calories used.

    Now, with all the cardio you do in a week, and breast feeding, are you sure 1800 is enough?

    Maybe fire off an email to Spark Coach Jen. She has recently had three children, and could give you some pointers on the tracker, etc.
    3321 days ago
    Please remember this(I'm not sure if you breastfed your boys and/or cared about losing back then): Some of us breastfeeding mothers cannot/do not lose weight while nursing. The body is holding on to the fat to feed baby. It's hard, trust me,I know. But eat a variety of healthy food and move as much as you can and lil Roo will get what she needs to grow,you'll feel good b/c you're GIVING her all she needs to grow and when she's older and breastfeeding is minimal or she's on a bottle...whatever it is~you can back to doing what you know how to do in order to lose weight. I nursed 7 babies completely (no bottles til older) and couldn't lose weight any more than that initial 2 weeks after birth.
    I worked hard to lose my weight after Daniel-I didn't make much milk and the poor baby was always hungry and took bottles from day one. Taking bottles(of not breastmilk) only decreases supply and it's a downward circle.
    Hang in there,Girl! You're doing a great job-think about your before photo on your sparkpage...go look at it! You are no way near that so concentrate on filling yourself and Emily with healthy food and it'll be great!
    3321 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4334455
    I love that quote!
    Go go go go go go!
    3321 days ago
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