Alice enjoying a riveting book. It's a page-turner!
An update on my quest to lose the baby weight. I'll admit... the scale hasn't changed all that much since my last post. Like we're talking only about 0.2 pounds in two weeks. What the eff? I do think my non-maternity clothes are fitting better, though, and I am able to pull up and button pants that I wasn't able to at my initial weigh-in so something is happening but why in the hell have I not lost any more weight? Especially since I am breastfeeding, which supposedly burns an extra 500 calories a day! I have heard the terrible rumors, though, that if you are breastfeeding your body holds onto 5 to 10 pounds of pregnancy weight as a safety net for milk production. Um, hi. If that's true, it is ridiculously cruel. I mean, I just spent the last NINE months with a growing waistline and widening body parts, I do not need my body to force me to carry around those last few pounds for a little longer. So mean!
I know it has only been just under five weeks since Alice was born but, as you know, patience isn't one of my strong suits. And the summer season is coming up with sun dresses and tank tops and swim suits and shorts and I'd like to look good for all of that. Hey. At least I admit that I am vain.
Did you have difficulty losing those last 5 to 10 pregnancy pounds? Okay. Fine. I haven't been a saint with what I have been eating but overall, I think we eat pretty healthy at our house. Maybe if I cut out that daily beer with dinner I'd lose this weight a bit faster. Hmmmm. Nah. I'll cut something else out instead.
Garmin stats: Yesterday - 4 miles/?? minutes + walking lunges. Today - 30 minutes of yoga + arm workout with free weights. I'm sore from those lunges! It hurts so good.