The baby is here, my milk is in, time to get down to business again!
This is my new thread and the title pretty much says why I'm back so I'll just get down to the info necessary to get me started.
My basic back story: In high school I was always between 150 and 155lbs. Just before I found out I was pg with my first baby I was almost 21 years old and about 160lbs. Just before I found out I was pg with my 3rd I had just turned 24 years old and was 203lbs - my highest non-pg weight ever. When I went in to deliver her 16mos ago I was 205lbs - lost then gained through that pregnancy under my midwife's supervision. Over then next 7mos I got down to about 178lbs then found out I was pg with my 4th child. On March 28, 2012 I went in to deliver her at 202lbs. I had hoped to stay under 200lbs this time, but I'm satisfied with things overall. I'm in far better shape now than I have been since I started having kids.
My plan: I was in this room last year and it really helped me stay accountable. I know I won't be able to do anything extreme (cutting calories or major exercise) again for a while because I am tandem nursing once again, but I want to start working on toning and keeping an eye on my weight/eating habits right away so I at least won't start slowly gaining again. Most people have trouble while they are pregnant. I seem to struggle most the first few months after the baby arrives. I will weigh in/check in on Mondays and do measurements about every 3-4 weeks. If no one minds I would like to post progress pics as well. I'm a visual person so it helps me to SEE if I'm making progress.
My goal: I'd really like to make it back into the low to mid 150s as that is a pretty healthy weight for me. I can't really put a date on it for now since it will greatly depend on how my supply reacts to everything - as of now I have massive over supply again and, even with tandem nursing, am having to pump at least a few ounces every evening just so I can sleep at night. As for activity/exercise I will start with stretching, belly dancing, hoola hoop and walking as those are all things I did through out my pregnancy and don't seem to be affecting my supply any now. I'm sure as we get into summer I will add hiking (several miles at a time in the Ozark mountains) with DH to the list. The over all goal is to be active, fit, and healthy more than maintaining a number on the scale.
I'm so ready! I can do this!