If you have been reading this part of my blog for a long time, you know that I have a hypothyroidism. I have battled my weight forever. I had finally started to lose weight when I found out I was pregnant with Thing 4.
Despite being pregnant I managed to gain between 10-15 pounds. I felt great. I was super active. My delivery was easy, for it being childbirth.
Six weeks after delivery, I was at the weight I was when I became pregnant. It was awesome. I felt awesome.
However, as the hormones started to leave my body, it became really obvious that my thyroid medication dosage was waaaay off and still is a little off. Since giving birth I have gained 20 pounds. Oh, and I am breastfeeding and watching what I eat. I weigh more now that I did when I gave birth, 10 pounds more. Nothing is more defeating to a mom who is dealing with sleepless nights and crazy pregnancy hormones leaving the body. Seriously.
So, where does that leave me, besides a little depressed.
I have been active daily, except when I bruised my ribs, pinched a nerve in my back, and a few other really random issues . I’m still watching what I eat. I’m still exercising. I’m just not seeing any results.
I have been spending some of my breastfeeding time doing research. Lots of research. Starting the second week of August, I’m going to be making some changes to my diet and my exercise routine. It is time to shake things up.
I also want to start blogging again. I need to hold myself accountable. I need to motivate myself. I also want to share my experience.
So here is to getting it done.
Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.