Thursday, October 14, 2010

Breast truly IS Best! :)

This morning, I had what Oprah would call an Aha! moment(which is, by definition-a defining moment where you gain real wisdom - wisdom you can use to change your life.)

I Finally scheduled a postpartum checkup a few days ago, 2 weeks past the "six week checkup". I have been somewhat hesitant-assuming that I would only receive affirmation that I haven't been eating right, exercising enough, or something equally frustrating. I had every intention to tell my doctor I was willing to stop nursing so he could put me on weightloss pills...

I made it to my doctors appointment, toddler at my heels and newborn carseat in arms... preparing for the usual High Blood Pressure reading (I was told I had "White Coat Hypertension" during my pregnancy) and worried about a certain "test"(which was negative, by the way! lol). The nurse was as surprised as I was that my blood pressure gave a normal reading, and I nervously stepped on the scale.

Without revealing the exact number, I will say this. I have lost a whopping 32 pounds since having my adorable baby boy (even though I only gained 11 pounds during the pregnancy)! Now, don't get me wrong, in order to meet my ultimate goal I still have a long way to go... but this was Definitely more than I could have hoped for! I can honestly say I didn't think I had lost more than 5 pounds or so... I still feel very unattractive, with a "flat tire" stomache and love handles... but at least the tire is FLAT!! and I owe most of it to breastfeeding! lol.. After seeing how much I can lose without putting much effort into it, I am so much more motivated to start paying attention to what I'm eating now.


  1. Go You! Good Job! I can tell you when I came home from the hospital I had gained 7lbs.-tell me, how does that work? Anyway, 8 long months later I am back to pre-prego weight. I can't believe it took that long! Here you are amazing! Keep up the good work!

    and that picture is too cute!

  2. Yeah! I lose so much weight after I have kids I've contemplated another one....and then force myself to stay at the low weight that I get to....not get worse off like I am now. But congratulations, you are doing great!

  3. Yay for breastfeeding! Weightloss is just one of the manymany benefits for you and baby! :) Way to go. Keep on nursing and let that baby suck all the fat right out :)