After the initial post-pregnancy weight loss, I am at a stand-still. Have been for weeks and weeks. I still have about 15 lbs. to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy weight but it's not leaving easily. I thought that if you breastfed, pounds just flew away like little birdies. Alas, they do not. Also, I'm not at work anymore and although I have healthier foods at home, I also have limitless access to snacking. I'm trying to be more conscientious and intentional about exercising but I think it probably comes down to the snacking. We don't have junk food in our house and I prepare healthy meals but eating wheat thins and feta cheese spread and cliff bars just because they are there probably isn't best.
It's not about the number on the scale, it's also about the practicality of fitting into my clothes...not squeezing. I am seriously limited in the number of pants & shorts that I can button without having a muffin top. I currently have a workout journal and I think, for now, I probably should start a food journal just to be mindful of mindless snacking. Sometimes it just happens when I have Henry on my hip and I'm walking around and I make a lap through the kitchen, grab a bite, loop through again. ANYWAYS, just something I'm going to work on. I think I grossly overestimate the amount of calories that breastfeeding burns. Turns out- it's not a get out of jail free card.