I am currently 5 weeks pp. During my pregnancy I gained 56
pounds! Some of this was water weight, I became really swollen and had high blood pressure and pre-e towards the end.
Sammy and I are doing great now! I am finally off my blood pressure medication and have my final midwife appointment this Friday! Hopefully I will be cleared for running because I plan on starting half marathon training for the Las Cruces Half Marathon that is in December on Monday. I had a hard time with the blood pressure at first, pp, but now I am feeling much better. I am currently walking with the jogging stroller about 5 days a week in the morning with Sammy as well as doing some dvds. I want to start up swimming and spinning as cross training in October as well. I really want to be at my pre-pregnancy weight of 150 by Christmas ( which is attainable but will take hard work!).
I think I am going to do most of my running workouts with Sammy in the jogging stroller and I will have my hubby watch him when I go to swimming, spinning, or weights at the gym. I am only feeding him breast milk so I can't be away from him for too long. I do pump and let my hubby feed him at night when I do weights at the gym, but my breasts get too big if I don't pump at least every 3 hours. Hopefully breast feeding will help me lose the weight as well!
Right before giving birth ( they weigh you at the hospital) I weighted 206! As of right now I weight 188 ( so down 18 pounds). I am going to be doing monthly measurements ( at my gym) and posting the results. I have also decided to go vegan to help me lose the weight ( as well as LO doctor suggested cutting out dairy to see if it helped with LO gas problems). It is day two on the vegan diet, so we will see how it goes! My hubby wanted to do the diet with me, but last night he asked if we could go to Jake's Cafe ( a local burger joint) for dinner tonight.... and I told him we could go, but that I would eat a home because I was not eating meat or cheese. He gave me a look and was like " oh yeah that's right..." I think he is going to eat some of the vegan means but cutting out meat for him is just too hard.
I am going to post my measurements at the start of each month... this month is a little late posting but the measurements are from the start of the month ( Sept 5, 2011).
Body weight ( on 9-5-11): 191
Body fat %: 32.6%
BMI : 28.2
Measurements are in inches
I am not brave enough to take stomach pictures
as some of you are... but I luckily am not too flabby, it just looks like I have a beer gut with lots of stretch marks!
My ultimate goal is to be at 145, but I want to make it to 150 by Christmas for my first goal!
I plan on doing the Whole Enchilada 5k in two weeks... I haven't decided if I will use the jogging stroller in the race or if I will have my hubby watch him while I do the race.... anyone else doing this race in Las Cruces?
For those of you that have had children, how long did it take you to lose the "baby" weight?