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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Friday, February 27, 2009

A Quick Update on Breastfeeding and My Baby Weight Loss Goal

First, I have to thank everyone for being so honest and open with the breastfeeding experiences you posted as comments to my original post. The combination of knowing all of you went through some of the same things, and your words of encouragement kept me from giving up, and I am proud to let you know that Sam and I are still going strong!

I'm also happy to report that it's getting much easier (as you all said it would). It doesn't hurt anymore, and he's even slept for a couple 4 hour stretches at night (otherwise I've been feeding him about every 2-3 hours at night still)! And now, after 6 weeks of it, I actually have something good to say about breastfeeding! It has helped me to lose almost 40lbs! I know the breastfeeding caused me to lost the weight because I've been shoving food in my face every second, and the Dr. said I'm not allowed to exercise until 6 weeks (which is tomorrow). This means that breastfeeding truly is a miracle weight loss drug!!! This brings me to my next topic: Losing the Baby Weight

Unfortunately, I gained 55lbs while pregnant. Luckily, thanks to the breastfeeding, I've already lost 40 of it, but let's be honest people, we all know I had about 20lbs to lose before getting pregnant, so why not go for the whole enchilada (but don't eat the whole enchilada, then we'll be right back where we started)?!

This means I have about 35lbs left to lose, and with tomorrow marking the first day I'm allowed to exercise, I'm going to go full force! I think I'll start Monday though, because every good diet starts on a Monday, right? Plus Sunday is our 6 year wedding anniversary (I know, crazy huh, I've been married 6 years!), and I want to eat a delicious dinner without feeling guilty, so Monday it is.

My goal is to lose the 35lbs by the time I do my first post-pregnancy triathlon, which is the end of July (Spudman). I'm going to be posting my progress and trials and tribulations to keep you all updated. I think I'll try to find one of those cheesy count down things to put on the side of the blog too! Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Angie said...

You go girl!!! You are my hero! If I cheer you on, do you think I'll lose weight too???

Brew 2 said...

Katy! I just found your blog. First, great pictures. Mike is so talented (and it helps if you have such an adorable baby to start with).

Secondly, good luck with the getting in shape thing. You were so committed before you got pregnant - I'm sure you'll reach your goal.

I miss you.
-Callie

Brittany said...

I know how you feel. I have gained 60 lbs with every pregnancy. It takes me like no time at all to lose 40 but then the last 20 always take me awhile. I am still working on it and Abi is 8 months! Hopefully it won't be that way for you though. You have inspired to me to try harder! Good luck with the breast feeding, it really will get easier!

Whitmer Family said...

Sam is sooo Cute and yes I think he may be a genius or just an adrenaline junky.
Great job on the weight loss! That is fantastic. Your entry got me all fired up for the triathlon. I really need to get going. I still have a good 20-25 pounds, my doctor visit last week says so,...bummer. I look forward to training with you in the next coming months. Love ya

Cheetah said...

Hey! You two had a baby! I feel weird responding in the breast feeding post, but I just thought I would stop in and say congrats about the baby. And the breast feeding I guess.

nea said...

hey katy,
yes, i'm still pysched out about swimming in a river, but i'm planning to do the echo tri if you want to still do that one (July 11). I'm trying to pysch myself up for xterra, but i'm still pretty nervous about it. I can't decide/commit. call me if you ever want to meet at the HAFB pool. i know schedules are hard to plan around (especially newborns, sometimes you have to be pretty spontaneous!) anyway- good luck for Spudman!!! You are amazing!

Kim said...

BEST WISHES! You will do great. Glad to hear the boobs are on the mend.