Jan 30

Fri '15


They say breastfeeding is supposed to help you lose weight, but it’s not a magical thing. It has to be done right. I am most definitely not doing it right. Sure it burns extra calories, but if more calories are taken in, the extra burned ones don’t really matter. That is what I’m really struggling with right now.

I have been snacking non-stop. I wish I could say I was eating veggies or fruit, but instead I’m snacking on candy and chocolate and high sodium deli meats. It has led to weight gain instead of weight loss. One of my new weaknesses is drinking my calories. I’ve begun guzzling juice and chocolate milk and that stuff is full of sugar! I have to start being more aware of what I’m putting in my mouth. I should probably restart tracking on myfitnesspal or counting weight watcher points!!

I am stationary most of the day as well. While I was working, I was on my feet all day walking around. My body is not used to staying still and it punishing me by storing all my “food” as fat. I really need to get moving again.

Peter and I signed up for a new gym a couple weeks ago and we’ve each gone a couple times. However, ever since Ezri’s freak out on Peter last week, I haven’t wanted to leave her. I am petrified. So working out has fallen to the wayside. Maybe this week I will take the leap again to work out. I can’t be around 24/7 for Ezri’s whole life.

So I just needed to get this out there. Hopefully it will help me commit to eating better and moving more!

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4 Responses to “Weight”

  • Lissy
    January 31, 2015 @ 6:02 am

    It’s not just for you, healthy mommy means healthy baby 🙂 that’s what I tell myself when I abandon him to workout. You might be better off investing in fitness equipment for your house. Going out requires so much more effort and planning. Get a few weights, exercise dvds and you’re in business. Plenty of workouts you can do with just body weight too. Don’t feel too bad about eating too much, you need to make milk after all, but, yeah, sugar’s no good. My only advice there is don’t keep it in the house

  • Cathrine
    January 31, 2015 @ 9:19 am

    I totally agree with Lissy. Throw out all the junk and just don’t buy any more. If it’s not there when you’re craving, you can’t eat it! I often make fruit tea when I’m craving something sweet 🙂

  • Cat
    January 31, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

    Several years ago, we stopped buying unhealthy snacks because we knew we’d constantly be eating them. We just have cereal, fruit, and granola bars at home for snacks, so that helps a lot. We don’t really buy high sugar or unhealthy drinks either. It’s at work that I have to worry about because they give us sodas for free. I have to resist getting one!

    This reminds me that I need to start working out too! I’ve been so lazy! Good luck on your weight loss!

  • Kirsten
    February 7, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    I find it so hard balancing and counting calories. It just never works out well for me. I can image how hard it is not wanting to go to the gym for fear that Ezri will freak out on Peter again but your right in the fact that you can’t be around 24/7 and it’s not healthy for either of you for you to be either, she needs to learn to be comfortable with him and with other family members and friends. But I imagine it would still be so hard just the same. Every mommy deserves some “me” time, just don’t forget that!

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