Hmmm. Looks like I’ll be fat for awhile.
I took a poll on Facebook and seems like most women don’t lose weight while breastfeeding. How is this so? Everyone always told me they lost weight because of nursing. My mom said the lowest she got solely from nursing was 109 Lbs. Seriously?!
Here’s how my week went: I started Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred on Thursday. It went great. I loved the video–it was a challenge but not impossible. And I realized that I’m not in as bad of shape as I thought.
I ate pretty healthy for a couple of days. And kept my calories down. I kept working out and got the scale down to 152. But then my milk supply started dropping. Arg! I guess I will have to experiment with different calorie allowances.
I’ve come to the decision that I’m okay with losing weight more slowly in exchange for successful breastfeeding. I’ve worked way too hard to make breastfeeding work to let it all go for my own vanity.
Here’s some good news though.
Every now and then I get out my fat pants to see if I can fit in them yet. Last week, no go. But after doing the Shred four times, I fit into them! Sure, they didn’t fit great, but I got them buttoned without even sucking in. Maybe after I do the Shred for a few more weeks they will fit much better. And no more maternity pants.
Losing inches but not losing weight. I guess the weight loss will come as I build muscle.