10.6.12

Oh the bandwagon...

Happy Sunday!

My daughter is 2 1/2 months old now and I thought that taking off the pregnancy weight would be a little easier than it has been with all the breast feeding and all. Not a chance! I still have 20lbs to go to be 'pre-Micah' weight and a bunch more to be 'pre-all 3 girls' weight. I got the go ahead to start exercising again so I should start seeing results. I was playing around a bit with my diet while I wasn't allowed to do any real activity (c-sections take a while) and I really discovered how dairy affects me. As soon as I delivered I started a strict primal diet but I found that once I lost 15 lbs I kind of plateaued. The 15 came off very quickly, most likely excess fluid and then everything came to a halt. I did some Robb Wolf podcast listening and decided to eliminate dairy and see what would happen and low and behold I lost a couple more pounds. I also started to feel a lot less sluggish (which I totally attributed to sleep deprivation). This is pretty good for me as I've never been able to drop weight without implementing a consistent exercise routine.

My other issue is that I'm famished all the time and I think nursing has a lot to do with it. I'm also still craving sweet. And, just between you and me, I've cheated a few times (stupid jelly beans...60% dark chocolate...smarties...ice cream...okay no wonder I plateaued)!

Reading this back it seems like I'm a little obsessed with losing the baby weight! Maybe a little ;) but seriously, who isn't? I really feel like I have to get back to 'normal' whatever that is. I just feel very uncomfortable, hate looking at pictures of myself right now and desperately want to get back into all my clothes. So for now I'm going to turn this blog into a bit of a food and exercise journal. I'm going to pretend that I have a million followers reading this everyday forcing me to be accountable. I'll start with yesterday.

Food

2 cups of decaf coffee with a 1/2 tsp of extra virgin coconut oil melted in
Turkey 'sandwich' - turkey with tomato and mustard wrapped in lettuce
2 slices of leftover meatloaf (ground beef and port with fresh herbs)
1 large orange
1 giant salad (talking humongo) with 1 grilled chicken breast in a balsamic vinaigrette

Movement (other than chasing/cleaning after 3 kids under 5)

Walked for 1 hour while pushing a stroller with my daughter in it

That's about it for yesterday. I'll post again tonight with my eatings and doings from today.

One other thing I should mention, I HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY MED FREE FOR 2 MONTHS NOW!!! First time in 6 years!! And no symptoms at all.

-- Robyn

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