It is not easy to lose weight. Is that a duh statement or what? I know some women who after giving birth are just able to melt off the weight through breastfeeding. It doesn't seem to work that way for me. Seven weeks ago I published a challenge to myself to lose 30 lbs in 30 weeks. I asked for your support in the form of a pledge to Heifer International (it's not too late to pledge!)
In the past seven weeks I've lost and gained and lost again. Right now I've lost 7 lbs net since the start of the challenge, so as long as I keep losing an average of a lb a week then I'm on track!
I know eating is the biggest factor and at first I was tracking my eating on the My Fitness Pal app, but I slacked off. I have to get back on track with that, it's a pain, but it works.
I've started teaching yoga again and working out some (Chiquita loves doing Zumba Wii with me), but exercise with a newborn is challenging when it's so cold outside. I don't want to take Chato to the daycare at the gym and I work from home so babysitting time is precious for getting work done. I can work out at home, but I worry about Chiquita trying to play on our home gym equipment so I try to keep her off those (lots of excuses, huh?)
Besides pledging I would LOVE to hear what weight loss techniques have actually worked for you, especially if you are/were a new mom.
P.S. I need to report more often. Just writing this prompted me to workout & skip the chocolate I'd been eyeing.