Body After Baby: Part 1
I am officially on the road to my pre-pregnancy body! It was rewarding the first time I lost 30 pounds after changing my lifestyle, and I am really looking forward to putting in the work to do it again. I know it's not going to always be easy, and there will come those dreaded plateaus, but I always love a good challenge and reaping the pride that comes with the results!
This is my first post in my "Body After Baby" journey and I honestly have no idea how long it will take to get back into my pre-pregnancy pants! I am exclusively breastfeeding which I hear uses a lot of energy, but at the same time, I am eating SO MUCH FOOD. I follow a paleo/ketogenic/whole food/organic lifestyle....a mix of all of those, and when I originally adopted this lifestyle I lost 30 pounds over the course of seven months.
Here's my stats below:
- Pre-Pregnancy Weight: 107
- Last Day of Pregnancy Weight: 162
- TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: 55 pounds
- Current Weight Loss: 34 pounds as of 1/23/17
- Pounds Left: 21. Although, I am not going to be set on that number. My body and needs may be different than they were before I got pregnant. I know when my body hits its homeostasis, so we'll just what that is when I get there! :)
The first 25 pounds came off easily...this is what I call the freebie weight. The baby, placenta, fluids, etc. etc. The other nine that I have lost have required me actually putting in some effort and returning to a more ketogenic diet. The first plateau came and went, and I think I am think I am in another one now. UGH!
I'll be posting every so often with updates, successes and challenges...but blogging about it is definitely more for me to keep me accountable! ;)
Below is a collage of my weekly gain during pregnancy! At week 41 I still felt great, but man did I feel HUGE!
Here's my new progress pictures from 3 days, 3 weeks and 10 weeks post partum. I will have to say I wish I had more progress from week 3 to week 10, but I'm not going to complain. I feel pretty good with where I'm at, as well as pretty good with my game plan.