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Archives for May, 2010

Good-bye Maternity Clothes and Hello Bod Pod?

Levi is four weeks old today.  And yesterday I started packing up all the maternity clothes.  I had boxes lined up on the bed and I began sorting between all my borrowed clothes (thank you Pam, Amanda, Laura and Carrie!).  There’s still a few items in the laundry so I can call myself officially “free” of maternity clothes yet.  And I’m not really back into my regular clothes yet either.  I have a couple items I can wear but most of it is still too tight.  Starting Friday though (the next couple days have plans) I’m going to start walking.  I’m feeling perfectly normal physically so I don’t think some light impact walking is a big no-no.  I’ll lay off the running and biking until I get the doctor OK.

Bod Pod.  Ever heard of it?  There’s one at Kris’s college and they’re open to measuring the general public with the device.  What is it?  “It’s a high-tech apparatus that provides fast, safe and accurate measurements of body composition, detailing fat and lean body mass.  It provides useful information for measuring the effectiveness of exercise and nutrition, fine-tuning top athletic performance, and tracking the progress of obesity and disease.”  I’m going to contact them to see if I can get measured.  Maybe it will tell me what my ideal body weight is so I have a true goal weight to strive for.

Fat Pants

I wore my fat pants out in public today.  Did you hear that??  Less than three weeks after having a baby I wore non-maternity jeans out in public.  Uh, go me!  OK, I had to do the hair binder trick on the button so I didn’t have a muffin top but I’m still calling this a win.  My body is shrinking back down nicely.  I’m very pleased.

My weight this morning was 165.6.  Also a nice thing to see my weight creep down.

Last night Kris told me he wants to work out five days a week while I’m on leave.  Okey-dokey.  I told him I need to start working out again too (I have that duathlon in August I need to start preparing for) but that I shouldn’t for another couple weeks yet.  I should really wait until I get the all-clear from my midwife at my six week check up but most likely I’ll wait another week or two and then start slowly.  A short jog or a quick bike ride and work my way up again.  It’s going to be really hard to find (make) time for exercise when I go back to work.  I’m already thinking about strategy and schedules.  When I decide what that looks like, I’ll share it with you guys and ask for some feedback.

My back to work date?  July 21st – the day after my wedding anniversary!

Starting Weight

I’ve weighed myself a few times in the last week.  I wanted to see where I was.  And right now, as of this morning, I’m at 166.4.  That’s just about where my starting weight was last year when I started losing weight.  I’m pretty much going to have to start back at square one to get back down to the mid 140′s.  Ugh.  But, some of that is still pregnancy weight.  I’m only two weeks out from having a baby and my stomach still has some deflating to do.  And my breasts are obviously a bit bigger/heavier with the addition of milk.  So, it’s not like I’m actually back at the starting line.  I should lose a few pounds yet just in post-pregnancy shrinking.  No freaking out over here.  I’m actually pretty proud of my body.  Other than a pouchy tummy, I think I look pretty good.

And I tried on my former “fat pants,” a pair of size 14 Gap jeans. I had to retire these last summer because they got just too big to wear.  But I kept them in my closet anyway.  Anyway, I can get them on and buttoned with relative ease.  Go me!  Unfortunately, there is too much muffin top to wear them in public.  It’s still maternity pants for that.  But in a week or so I should be able to wear regular pants again.  Yay!

And I’m starting to feel better “down there” as well.  Standing for too long still leads to achiness but that’s getting better too.  In a week or so I should be able to start taking some walks around the neighborhood.  Hopefully the weather will be back up to the 60′s again by then so I can bring the baby with me on those walks.  It’s so cold and rainy out this week!

Anyway, everything is going well over here.  I’m feeling good.  The baby is doing well.  We’re finding our new normal.

Levi Axel

Radio silence there on this little ol’ blog.  That’s because I went and had a baby!  Levi Axel was born 4/28/10.  And already I’m critiquing my body and wondering what I weigh and being a bit obsessive.  Yes, I still look pregnant.  Of course I do.  I had a baby only 5 days ago!  I need to give myself a break.  At least for a little while. (I haven’t weighed myself either.  No need to start that crazy train yet.)

But there are things that I do need to do.  Like lay off the sweets.  Holy crap.  A whole bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s gone in three days?  A little excessive, no?

So, while I’m on limited activity restrictions, I’m going to focus first on nutrition.  Eat healthy meals.  Have healthy snacks.  Eat desserts or sweets but sparingly.  No counting calories.  No getting crazy obsessive, just try to make better choices.  I deserve it and so does Levi.