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A quick check-in!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hello Sparklers!

It's been a long time since I've checked-in and I wanted to say a quick hi! I also want to say SORRY to the lovely ladies At the Barre! Sorry to have been so absent from the team!

SO where did I go? I have been on my toes running after my baby boy, working on my personal training certs and pursuing ordination (yes, you read that right!). I have had so little time to check-in on Spark- thank goodness for the Spark app for Iphone, right?

With all that running around you may think that I had no time to focus on pushing the baby weight. Wrong! I have been working HARD to lose those last ten pounds, but to no avail. I counted calories, did intense hour long sessions 5xs a week, at what many would call 'clean' to no avail. My weightloss slowed to about 1lb/month (wrote week earlier on accident!)... Well I thought perhaps I should just cut more, especially since my milk supply was still high. Wrong, again! I checked in with a dietician and she said between the breasfeeding and my activity level that I was burning well beyond what I was eating, and thus the weightloss was slow... and I felt like complete crap. I mistakenly thought that since my supply was adequate, that I could keep cutting and adding more activity, after all isnt that how you lose weight? Eat less, move more? Wrong! For healthy weightloss, sisters, that doesnt butcher your metabolism, you need a balance, the RIGHT deficit.

So now I luxuriate in being able to eat close 2700 calories on days I exercise, and after just over a week of doing this I've already lost some on my waist and hips :) We'll see how this experiment goes- I dont want to weight myself prematurely and get scared off of eating more.

Anyway, thats me! Again, big apologies to the ladies At the Barre- I truly hope that you are thriving and loving your own journeys. It's such a wonderful chance for self discovery, self-awareness and learning what it is you really value and love in life.

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    emoticon Wowzas busy mom! Glad you were able to get some good advice and get things moving in the direction you want them again. emoticon
    2601 days ago
    Yeah, I remember in my women's health class my professor said that a woman could burn an extra 500+ calories a day just because of the whole breastfeeding process. It's amazing how the body tries to cope with such a huge deficit. Good luck!
    2601 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I remember those busy days as a new mother. It is difficult to get to do everything you need to do and you are so busy chasing your baby.
    2601 days ago
  • C-MERRIE11
    Thanks all for your comments and support! I should add, ocean mist, that I'm breastfeeding a 7 month old that hasn't really taken on too many solids yet- he eats some carrot or kale here or there. According to the WHO it probably takes me 700+ cals to be EBFing a baby so old. So basically I had been creating a mega deficit... And there are probably so many ways that we in our 'dieting' create burdens for our bodies that are too extreme to maintain. Thus the amazing calorie load! Nice huh? I hope everyone can find a nice balance that gets them where they want to go :)
    2601 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/28/2013 11:19:53 PM
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    I am glad you are back! emoticon I knew you had just had your baby and I figured that you were probably very busy. The statement, "So now I luxuriate in being able to eat close 2700 calories on days I exercise, and after just over a week of doing this I've already lost some on my waist and hips" means a lot to me since Spark People always says there is a way to lose weight even eating more when exercising. I am curious to hear how the experiment goes. emoticon

    Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon
    2601 days ago
    Sounds like you have a great dietician! The calories in / calories out theory is a good surface level principle for when we tend to overeat, but there is so much more to it than that! Glad eating well is working for you. :)
    2601 days ago
    Thanks for the update! Nothing is more important than running after your baby boy. Good luck with your new food plan. I hope it gets the job done!
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    2601 days ago
  • DALID414
    You are one busy momma!
    2601 days ago
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