Tuesday, August 12, 2008

There is work to do

So I started this blog to track my weight loss and although I've been on a hiatus from losing weight for the past nine months I still have those same goals that I still want to reach. 200 pounds is still within my grasp although now my timeline is shot to hell. So here is the low down on my pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and aftermath numbers.

The day I got my positve pregnancy test I weighed in at 105.6 kilos or 232 pounds. That was 69 pounds down from my starting weight of 301.

Nine months later, I weighed back in at 129 kilos or 283 pounds, so I gained 23.4 kilos or 51 pounds during my pregnancy with Sadie. Quite a bit off from my goal of gaining between 25 and 30 pounds total, eh? Ah well.

As of 7 days post partum I had dropped 15 kilos or 33 pounds. Not bad, not bad at all. That leaves me with 10 kilos or 22 pounds to lose at just 12 days post partum. (although i see now that doesn't add up to 51 but with the kilo/pound change and rounding up/down and estimating, it's close-a-damn-'nough)

I don't yet have a plan of action. Hell, I'm still trying to get rid of the 'rhoids (2 are gone, the other 3 are no longer snowglobe sized but more like grape size which is way way better!). You're supposed to eat 500 calories more while breastfeeding but I can barely find time to eat, let alone track calories. I do snack when I can and although meals take on a whole different meaning now, I do try to eat 3 healthy ones a day with 3 to 5 healthy snacks in between. (meals now are more like take a couple bites, go mess with the baby, eat a few bites more, throw laundry in dryer, walk past you meal and remember oh yeah, I was eating, take a few more bites and get distracted again.) I actually am finding it much easier to eat healthy (healthier) NOW than I ever have. The fact that what I put into my mouth effects my child is a very strong push to make healthy choices.

So I don't have a timeline right now. I don't know when I'll be able to get back to exercising but the food issues are going well for now. 22 pounds is definately do-able to get back to where I began and then it's off to reaching my 200 pound goal. So, there is definately work to do.


Amy said...

Definitely do-able. Give yourself some time...heck you're barely 2 weeks pp!

I had many a meal sit and get cold on me...and then it was like "now where was I...oh...yeah, food." I did a lot more snacking than meals during those first few weeks.

I remember being at the end of my pg, ecstatic to be done with it so I could finally eat a regular meal without getting full so fast! Then when it was time I could really care less about eating!

Erin said...

You know, I worked out, watched what I ate, the whole shebang during my pregnancy and I *still* gained as much as I did with my son (I didn't exercise and ate what sounded good). I went beyond the normal range as well, so go figure!

Definitely give yourself some time. I got the okay to start light exercise 2 weeks after my c-section with the full go ahead at 6weeks. Pushing a stroller is a great workout as well! It's been almost 7 months and I'm a couple pounds from pre-pg weight, but I've been in pre-pg clothes for quite a while now. Pregnancy does weird things to your body!

Good luck in finding your new groove:)

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other posters--give yourself some time before you "worry" about it (not that you sound worried). I know I was RAVENOUS for the first 4 months or so of breastfeeding, and then things evened out. Not that I didn't eat healthy foods, but I just ate a LOT (with no weight gain). Breastfeeding, at least at first, made me hungry, and for whatever reason it took my body a while to figure out there was plenty of fat to draw from.