Okay so I’ve been saying for some weeks now that the healthy eating has started, BUT after weighing myself last week and realising I have put on 4 POUNDS after losing the initial baby weight, this time I’m really really going to try.
I only put on a stone with this pregnancy but I still had a stone to lose from pregnancy number one when I fell pregnant, so in total I am just over a stone larger than I’m used to. Breastfeeding makes me super super hungry and lack of time and preparation leaves me reaching for sugary snacks. I have consumed probably a dozen packs of digestive biscuits in the last 12 weeks, it’s actually embarrassing! I’m going to be realistic and hope to lose up to half a stone, as I know my appetite is crazy as a breastfeeding mum.
We have so many summer weddings and events that I really do want to do something about it now. So I am writing this post with the aim that it will motivate me to stick to it and update any progress. So, as I write this I am 9 stone 7 pounds.. wish me luck!
I think I must be the only mum to lose most of my baby weight withing weeks of giving birth, only to pile it back on again! Now that summer is here I am not enjoying trying to squeeze into my old wardrobe. That coupled with trying to find outfits that I can also breastfeed in, is just making me feel very mumsy 😂.
I’ve never really needed to diet or lose much weight in the past. So this is really hard for me. I haven’t been really good the last couple of days but I have taken some baby steps, so that’s progress. This is what I have done..
Firstly, I have downloaded my fitness pal, so atleast I have some awareness of what I am eating. It’s actually a shocker! Breastfeeding makes me super hungry and so does being so super tired all the time. Im hoping being more aware of what I am eating will help me make healthier choices.
They lie when they tell you breastfeeding makes you lose weight. Sure, it is true to begin with, but not if you actually want to maintain breastfeeding! My little fatty doesn’t eat solids properly yet either so I am pretty much exclusively breastfeeding a nearly 11 month old baby! Feel like the only person in the world doing this, and it is HARD!
I’ve also done a super healthy supermarket shop and am hoping to have healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks, and then eat my usual home cooked dinners. This has worked for breakfast and lunch so far, but as my husband is away at the moment I’ve become a bit relaxed when it comes to cooking dinner and last night I did something really bad..I went to the Maccy’s drive through and that was my dinner.. Disgusting!
I’ve also promised myself to take my baby out in the pushchair for a walk once a day. I used to do this, until he started taking nice long naps at home. Need to get back on this.
So anyway, that’s my plan for the next few weeks, oh and drinking lots more water as my skin looks so tired and drained all of the time. Wish me luck..
I feel like my little munchkin has been teething FOREVER.. Yet somehow we still made it to ten months old with a cute toothless smile. He looks so cute without teeth that I kind of wanted him to put it off longer. However the constant colds, upset tummies and other teething related nuisances made me want these teeth to hurry hurry!
For the past week Sami had all of a sudden started waking multiple times a night and I just couldn’t understand why. He didn’t want to feed (usually what he wants when he wakes), instead wanted cuddles and to fall asleep on my chest. I was convinced he was going through separation anxiety, which didn’t make much sense as he is so happy and confident with all of the people he sees regularly.
So anyway, last night I had a feel of his gums (he doesn’t let me look at them, he is very headstrong already!).. And I was suprised to feel a teeny tiny sharp tooth on his bottom gum. It finally happened, he finally got his first tooth! I don’t know why I was so excited by this, as it’s not a developmental milestone, but I was acting like an excited child!
It made me realise my little teeny 5 pound baby is growing up so then I got all sentimental and spent the whole of this morning looking at every single photo I’ve ever taken of him! I am such a typical ‘mom’. Anyway, looking through said pictures I looked so slim and healthy and well groomed after my baby was born. Now I look like a tired mess pretty much all of the time.
My appetite is crazy thanks to breastfeeding and I crave sugar even though I’ve never really had much of a sweet tooth before. The pounds are slowly piling on. This time I mean it when I say I am going to do something about it.. I have just over two months before my holiday and I want to feel ‘nice’ in my summer clothes by then..
So from today I am going to make healthier choices, try and do some kind of exercise and no more junk! I mean it this time..
For anyone who read my last post about giving up chocolate.. Here’s a quick update.. I FAILED. And when I say I failed, I don’t mean I’ve cheated and had a few bits here and there, I have failed miserably! Whoever thought trying to give up choclate just before Easter would be a good idea?
It’s about time I finally admit to myself that I have piled on the pounds since I lost most of my pregnancy weight. It’s creeped up on my slowly. Its not helped that we still didn’t have a mirror in our (not so new) house until this month, the batteries in our bathroom scales have ran out and my baby naps like an angel so we no longer go on daily marathon walks.
To make things worse, two people have asked me wether I am pregnant over the weekend. How rude! Even if you think it keep it to yourself! To be fair one misheard and thought I was pregant but one actually came up to me at a crowded party just to ask me. So it’s getting serious now. The month of April involves zero chocolate for me… This time I mean business.
Since my breastfeeding journey began, I have a sudden love for chocolate. I mean I’ve always liked chocolate, but I’ve always had it in moderation. But now, it’s like I just can’t control myself. Chocolate digestives are the worse, I will finish a packet over two days 😂😂. It’s shocking! I just don’t know why breastfeeding makes me so hungry and crave sugar. Or maybe it’s the lack of sleep…
Anyway, this morning it reached breaking point. I have managed to eat HALF a chocolate cream cake! What is wrong with me?! I actually feel sick thinking about it. Luckily I’ve not put on weight from my crazy appetite, but it’s meant I still haven’t lost the last stone of stubborn baby weight. And it’s so unhealthy, I’m ashamed!
So anyway, as of today I am going cold turkey. No more chocolate for a month! Wish me luck..