Just One Week, OK?

So I didn't count points yesterday. YES I know I just had a baby eight weeks ago, but dude, I am seriously bummed about my weight and my body. I don't know what the deal is -- why I'm gaining weight. But I can tell you this: I need to get my head in the game. If I think I'm gaining weight, I just end up eating crap and acting (key word) like I don't care.

So here's what I'm gonna do: I'm committing to just one week on Weight Watchers, counting points. I'm going to commit to their 8 good health guidelines, which includes lots of vegetables and more fruit. I'm committing to drinking even more water every day, mostly because it's good for milk production. I'm committing to eating more protein, cause it's more satisfying and is good for my immune system.

Next Wednesday I'll weigh in and if the scale hasn't moved downward, then I will reevaluate. It's just one week. I can do this.

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  1. Would it help you if I join you?

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  3. YES please join me!!!

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  4. You got to do what you got to do. If taking a break makes you crazy then don't do it.

    How many points/calories do you think you've been eating? All I can say is that I really wasn't burning a whole lot after Baby and if I hadn't gone down to 1600 I wouldn't have been losing. Whereas post Kid I could eat 2700 and lose. Damn bodies.... they're confusing!

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  5. Ok. I've been thinking about recommitting to WW. I am hesitant because the last couple of times was a waste of money (because I didn't do it.) I have all the materials. So I will do it for one week also. 100% After that week if I feel like it is something I want to do and will commit to, I will sign up for the three months.

    BTW, is it bad that it is only 6:00 and both the kids are in bed? If they weren't in bed, I'm afraid I would have had to hurt someone. ;)

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  6. Mrs F -- I have no idea. I mean, some days I think it's as low as 1200 or 1300. Other days its more like 2000. Damn bodies indeed. I don't get it! Aren't I supposed to be burning a zillion calories from b-feeding? What the hell?

    Yay Robin! Yay yay! I see absolutely nothing wrong with kids being in bed. :) Today Lucia was not wanting to go to sleep and Pete and I were like, um what do we do now? The swing came to the rescue.

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  7. Heather~I'm glad to see you commiting and taking it one week at a time. :)

    On the breastfeeding & calories... In my studies I've read that breastfeeding women should stay around 2000 cals and not any lower than 1800. This is also a time when "experts" say you shouldn't be trying to lose weight. (Clearly, these "experts" are men)LOL!

    I know it's hard and 1800-2000 cals seems like so much, but if you are going below that your body may be in starvation mode and holding EVERYTHING you eat in fear.

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  8. Thanks Staci! The thing is, I'm not intentionally eating that low -- I'm too freaking tired to eat, and sometimes I'm hungry, but opt for sleep instead of eating. But I'm trying to get better about that, and eat something small just to rev my metabolism. WW has a nursing moms program where I get about a zillion more points for bfeeding. Hooray!

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  9. You know what? I am going to join you both on the Just One Week.

    Robin, awesome your kids were in bed at 6pm! Mine are too old to get down that early anymore;(

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  10. Heather, don't let people give you a hard time for wanting to lose weight cause you "just had a baby". I mean, how long can this be an excuse for not trying to get back in shape? Come on. Let them talk.

    On the other hand, 1200 1300 kcal is really too little for a woman, let alone a breastfeeding woman. You need to eat more for lactation and let's not forget the scar healing. I agree with Staci, keep it around 2000/2200 kcal. And drink, drink drink. Water, not booze, yes? I know some days, it sounds like you need a stiff one...
    You were saying the doctor cleared you for walking. Go. for. it. It'll help you feel so much better!

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  11. YAY Julie!

    And thanks Alice! Greatly appreciated. I should start walking for sure. Maybe I'll take the wee one out for a spin in the a.m.

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  12. Heather, I gained weight after my last baby came too. I totally blame my crazy Gestational Diabetes restricted diet for making me feel like I was shot out of a cannon mouth first (I wanted to eat everything)after the baby was born. Add sleep deprivation to the mix and it was really fun.

    I eventually went WW Core, and liked it because I was able to live off of fruit and veggies from the fridge, oatmeal, popcorn, and rotisserie chicken until I could get my s* together to start making more complicated meals (Counting points required too much mental gymnastics for me at the time).

    I think that you're so right about the Good Health Guidelines. They are going to be the key; just following them is going to make a huge difference in your energy and weight status.

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  13. P/F OH I hear you on the gestational diabetes diet! I was SO excited to be able to eat "normal" again, only to have a kid with colic, so there's no dairy, caffeine, onions, etc. I miss cheese the most. :(

    I used to LOVE WW Core, but I just don't have it together enough to cook/prepare everything right now. I tried it one week and rather than eat I often opted for sleep -- too much preparation involved in eating anything and I never had the energy to bulk cook tons of things. Plus I love things like bran muffins and Larabars and peanut butter and found it hard to have a list of foods I couldn't eat.

    But I think I naturally default to the Core-type of foods. Although after having carbs restricted because of the GD, I'm having a hard time limiting those. :) That's another bonus of the points program.

    I had four servings of fruits and vegetables today! Go me!!

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  14. Heather, I totally agree about a whole new restrictive diet while nursing ;P one that couldn't seem more opposite from what I'd been eating for months! Probably another reason why those easy carbs were such a huge part of my diet.

    Four servings of fruit/veg? That's awesome!

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  15. I wonder if Staci & Alice aren't on to something. Your calorie intake defintiely dips low... maybe your body is in starvation mode.
    Who the fuck knows?! I wish this was easier for you!

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  16. You can do anything for a week sista! Good luck :)

    PS: you know they ain't really mine... if you know what i mean ???

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  17. LOL, P.O.M! I wondered. ;) Very nice. (I'm not trying to be pervy either.)

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  18. Nice POM! Good to know! They are lovely. :)

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