Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Since having my newest baby, I am having real issues with losing weight. But its not just losing, it's gaining too.

I gave birth and lost 20 pounds while pregnant. Which was great, but then it came to a halt. I can eat whatever I want and I don't gain a pound, but if I diet I don't lose anything either.

At first I thought it was breastfeeding, and well it didn't work out anyway. So I haven't breast fed in over a month now. But its still that way. I lucked out where I lost these 4 pounds to fluctuate from my weight. I have no idea how I did it.

I eat whenever I am hungry right now, and am not calculating my calories. But when I do its over 1200 but under what I should eat to maintain weight. I go on walks with my son, I clean the house which is a work out itself. I just don't get it. I am trying to be very relaxed about it and gave myself little goals... like lose 3 pounds in a month. Well its been three weeks and my weight hasn't changed at all.

I haven't been cheating or anything either. And its really frustrating. I know I should start calorie counting. But the second I do I am STARVING and can't stop thinking about food. So I am really just making healthy choices.

I just don't know why I am not losing. It makes me want to just drown myself in food, because hey I won't gain either. But I still keep holding on to that glimpse of hope that I will wake up and be down another 4 pounds like I was once. Although it is very hard :(

I feel better, I have more energy. My wedding rings fit again. My pants are baggy. I just wish the scale would help me out a little. But I guess it takes time after having a baby.
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    hun, throw your scale away! you don't need it, all it's doing is making you feel like you are not doing enough!

    you feel better, you say urself that the clothes are baggy. it will come off on its own. not necessarily on the scales! I've lost 20 pounds in 2 months, and now my weight has stopped going down, but I clearly see my clothes getting bigger and bigger day after day. people look at me and see the weight loss.

    So I just don't look at it any more. and certainly not every other day! But I am fine with the scales not showing what I want, cuz it only makes me push myself even more.

    and it's probably just post pregnancy. but listen, stressing yourself out, will definitely show up not the scales! relax. give it a full month with clean eating and being active, if doesn't show on the scales, it'll definitely show in your body! I would love to come to your home, take your scale and throw it away! far far away!

    check this out, might help http://www.sparkpeopleservice.org/s
    2673 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2012 9:24:53 AM
    I know with me that the scale can stay the same but I feel better and my clothing is looser and I know that I am loosing inches also you may be turning some of the wxtra weight into muscle and muscle weighs more that fat but I am not the expert so keep doing what feels right
    2673 days ago
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