It's been almost 5 weeks since giving birth and I was cleared by my Dr. to start exercising again. I have been using MyFitnessPal to help keep a food diary and calorie count. I signed up for an account (and downloaded the app for my phone and iPad) a few weeks and I LOVE it. I haven't found a food yet that it doesn't have in its database and the recipe adding function is super easy. It also keeps track of foods you added in the past so if you eat something all the time you can easily find it on you recent list instead of having to search for it every time. I have been tracking my calories for about 2 weeks and have sticking to it because its so easy. I found a calorie calculator to see what I should be taking in every day to lose weight while still breastfeeding. I have been eating around 2000 calories a day for the last two weeks and have seen slow but steady weight loss, I know that when I start exercising I will be able to eat more calories as long as I keep breastfeeding, and once I stop I'll have to stick to around 1600 calories a day to keep losing weight.
Now here comes the hard part. One of the hardest things for a girl to admit is her real weight and let people see her at her not so best. I need to be held accountable and who better than my friends and blog readers to keep me honest and motivated. I want to be honest with my struggle because SO many women struggle with the same thing, especially after having a baby. If I can motivate even one new mom or fellow chubby girl to get moving and start working on getting to their goal weight or size then I will know that being brutally honest about myself will be worth it. I figure the worst someone can say is that I'm fat and it wouldn't be the first time. So here we go:
Pre-Baby Weight- 155 pounds-Size 10 pants
Max Baby Weight- 205 pounds
5 weeks Post Partum Weight- 182.2 pounds- Size 16 pants
First picture was at 40 weeks 2 days pregnant Second picture was last night at 4 weeks 5 days PP
My weight this morning (please forgive my toes, I need a polish change ASAP)