CHERYLANDERICA

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Making a few changes

Monday, June 22, 2009

ok, I have to change some things here. I am not gonna be able to exercise and I will be damned if I have to quit my mission... AGAIN.

EVERY TIME I TRY TO LOSE WEIGHT, SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MAKE IT HARD ENOUGH THAT I JUST QUIT!!! NOT THIS TIME!!!!

So, I will come up with plan B.

Before I had Erica I had lost 47lbs on a moderate low carb plan. I was feeling great. I exercised. I wasn't hungry. I was motivated. I actually kept it up for a year before I got pregnant and life changed. lol. SO I know it works, and I know how I felt, and I know how I looked. My dad has lost 36lbs in the last 6 weeks from low carbing. You know what...I am going to just go for it. I cant sit on my butt for as long as it takes for this ankle to heal and expect to lose anything just from low calorie eating. I only was losing cause I was exercising, from what I can see anyway. So, I am going to start Monday. Not because I want to binge like crazy lol. But in the midst of this, I am also weaning the little one from breastfeeding. He is liking the formula and he is pooping on his own again since having it a few times a day. If he is having issues cause of something I eat, and what I eat changes daily then how will I ever know what it is exactly that is irritating his little belly? Formula is consistent. It never changes. There are never new ingredients to upset the tummy. So I am gonna give up on this battle and accept that I did a great job sticking to it for 13 weeks with all the restrictions and everything. My little guy got a lot of what he needed from me and he is happy. If he is content with his new food then so am I. I just want him to be comfortable and he definitely is not comfortable with so much gas and pooping issues. So I feel I am doing the right thing and that is what matters. So the goal is to wean him this week. I will let him breastfeed 2 times a day this week and then 1 time a day next week. We will stop on week 16 which will be month 4. That is what I challenged myself to prior to giving birth. I only changed my plan to 6 months or more once he was here. So I am actually meeting my original goal.

Ok, enough of this. I am off to lay next to the little one and wait for my husband to get off work.
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  • DIANEGETSFIT
    I love your spirit. You're doing SO great. I remember your early blogs and it warms my heart to see your progress. And I saw the photos of you and your family and their beautiful and the smiles look great.
    4221 days ago
  • TKJBSGETTINGFIT
    Good for you! I had 3 children, 2 breastfed and 1 bottlefed. They are all healthy teens so the difference didn't affect anything. In fact, the bottlefed has had many fewer doctor visits than the other two and has fewer allergies, which isn't supposed to happen! emoticon
    4225 days ago
  • MAROSES
    good job doing whats best for you and your family and not giving up on yourself. I myself have been wondering about low carb but don't know much about it. what is the lowest amount of carbs you are suppose to have? when ever i have a low carb day and i track my nutrition, it says i went under in carbs and not to do that. so i am confused. any help with the number that is to low would be a great help to me. thanks. mary
    4225 days ago
  • JOANNE806
    Sounds like you know what you want and need to you! Good luck with it all. I'm so glad to hear your little one is feeling better and doing well with the formula/breast feeding!
    4225 days ago
  • JLBART74
    Sounds like you have agreat plan. Good luck

    As for the breastfeeding. Miss Samantha didnt like what i ate right after I had her so she never would take to breast feeding and I never tried with Tiny.

    HUGS
    4225 days ago
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