Disappointment. That is what I felt after I stepped on the scale this morning. Last week I was down 18 lbs, and while I knew not to expect much this week, I still expected maybe 4-5 lbs. Nope. 1/2 pound was it! What? 1/2 a pound? Really?? That was not a great start to my day. But I didn’t want it to define my mood all day. After all I have a little one to love on and care for and she doesn’t want a grumpy mommy.
I haven’t wanted to count calories yet because I’m breastfeeding and I don’t want to jeopardize my milk production. I may start in the coming week however. I’m going to do a resting metabolic test on myself and see how many calories I’m actually burning while breast feeding so I know what number I can go to without going to low for breast feeding. Hopefully I get this done in the next couple days and I will post the results.
I’m not letting myself get on the scale more than once a week at this point, so next Friday will be another day. I started walking this week and actually did 16 miles total. I thought this would help things move along, but it did not this week. I am understanding my clients frustrations a little more when they do not see what they expect to see quickly. But I need to take my own advice and know that it’s a process and will not happen overnight. It took me 9 months to gain the weight and will take more than a couple weeks to lose it. Who else is on this journey with me? Here we go!