This week has been a whirlwind of victories and defeats. One day, I'm literally eating ONLY Hallowe'en candy - then sobbing in the van at how disappointed I am with myself ... the next, I'm jumping on the trampoline for 20minutes, cooking up grilled chicken with salad and having a Coke Zero to satisfy that need for "sweets". Up. Down. Up. Down. Gotta love post-partum hormones.
Plus ... you know how if you weigh yourself at night (before bed), then in the morning - and you're usually DOWN a pound or two?? Well - I do that, and I'm UP TWO. Seriously!! This nursing thing is going to play a doozie on my mind ... That, and that I'm starving because Katia eats every 2-3hrs allllll dayyyyy looooong.
SO - because of this - I am going to take the advice of one of my readers ... She suggested that I measure INCHES instead of concentrating on the number on the scale. Brilliant advice for me - and will make my head not hurt as much.
I say that, because although I don't know WHAT I measured last week, today I am able to wear "small" maternity pants, rather than "medium". Now - this really does not make me happy to admit to - rather embarrassing - BUT, it's at least changing, right??
So ... I am going to still post my weight (as discouraging as it is) to hopefully encourage some of YOU. You are not alone. As am I.
Today's weight: 157.6lbs. Yup. That's right. I GAINED weight. Lovely.
Today's waist (**shudder** ... again, who's STUPID idea is this??): 36inches. That's measuring around my bellybutton, like Dr. Oz suggests. I have a true "muffin top" from Katia. And I tried Pilates last week and realized that I'm still not completely recovered from her delivery ... it was that painful.
Today's hips: 41inches. Which translates into a large rearend. Again, LOVELY.
So - it's a new day, a new week ... I have another chance to do better this week. I'm hoping to see some actual results ... I'm a tad behind my schedule now (I had hoped to be 154lbs by now).
Ok. I'm done. I'll go crawl back in my hole ... let me know when it's Thanksgiving ... love turkey *grin*.