Week 5 &6 Weigh-In


I pretty much got the diet down to a science, it’s basically the same routine everyday. Oatmeal for breakfast, fruit or veggie snacks, Lean Cuisine lunch, yogurt snack and a sensible dinner. Sometimes I mix it up, if I get tired of something or I have a craving. I really need to work on making exercise a priority. I was walking in the afternoons but lately my afternoons have been too busy with other activities.

Week 6 was hard because it was Valentine’s Day. My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We don’t do the over priced gifts or the over crowded restaurants on Valentine’s Day. We are perfectly content staying at home. He usually cooks me a nice dinner and I usually make dessert. This year he made me delicious steak and lobster dinner, better than I have had at any restaurant. He knows that I have been working really hard to lose weight, so he made a salad to go with it. Then I decided to make a chocolate cake for dessert and that is when my will power went out the widow. It was self sabotage. This is the first time in 6 weeks that I have fallen off the wagon. It happens, it’s over and I am back on track. I can’t change it, so I just have to learn from it and move on.

Week 5 I lost .5 pound and Week 6 I lost 1.5 pounds, so that gives me another 2 pound loss. It’s not as good as I want it to be but at least the scale is moving in the right direction.

4 thoughts on “Week 5 &6 Weigh-In

  1. I love it!!! We are starting next week. I’m concerned with how it will effect my milk supply for the babe, but my husband is on board with changing our eating habits.

    First time in 6 weeks?!?! You’re doing great and have an awesome routine. Keep it up! I think chocolate cake on valentines day is forgivable. 😉

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    1. Dacia, I saw your comment about starting Weight Watchers and your concern about milk supply. I worked for the WIC program for 13 years, so I’m extremely well versed on nutrition while nursing. The production of milk and nursing an infant burns roughly 600 extra calories per day, which Weight Watchers does take into consideration. They base your calorie goals off the fact that you are nursing, so you get a higher calorie goal than non-nursing moms. If you haven’t looked into it already, they have an info section on their website that outlines their diet plan for nursing moms: http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=31271.
      How long have you been nursing? If you’re past 6 weeks postpartum and have established a good milk supply along with an infant who is nursing well, you should be fine.

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      1. I am not doing “weight watchers”. My comments were more referring to diet and exercise in general. Sorry for the confusion.

        I did not know that after 6 weeks it shouldnt effect my supply. Thank you for reaching out. I have immersed myself in BF support groups locally and hope that added peace of mind helps too. Thank you for thinking of me.

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      2. No problem. I just assumed – which as we all know, isn’t always a good thing. The breastfeeding support groups are a great way to stay informed and have other Mom’s who can answer questions. I wish you and baby well!

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