Mama’s Getting Her Groove Back

Oh hello there! It has been a hot minute since I last posted anything.

I guess you could say I have been a little busy. 😉 We’re 2 months into this whole parenting adventure and I must say while at times it’s messy, it is pretty darn incredible.

I mean, look at her….

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Gah, so crazy in love with this cutie! How could you not be? 😉

Since we’re 2 months in, I’ve decided that it is time for be to get back on track with Weight Watchers. It’s amazing what 9 months off plan can do to you. While I’m amazed with my body and what it created, I’m more than ready to start losing much of the weight I gained.

It wasn’t easy to come to this decision as I have read in several places that losing weight and exercise can tank your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a total challenge for us (that’s another post for another day) with my supply already being super low. (And yes, you name it, I’ve tried it.) I wasn’t sure if I wanted to risk it dropping even more.

Then I thought about what was really important in Mayla’s life. Would she rather have breastmilk or have a mama who is happy and healthy. I mean, she really can’t communicate what she wants, so I’m going answer for her. I’m assuming she wants a mama who is happy and healthy. Besides, she really doesn’t care what she is being fed as long as someone feeds her. Isn’t that how we all are? 😉

So, for the past few weeks I have been following the Weight Watchers SmartPoints plan and have just begun to incorporate exercise again. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m really glad to be working on getting my groove back. Although that groove now is WAY different than before Mayla was born.

I’m learning how to meet my body where it is right now. Trying to remember that it isn’t the same as it was when I was 155 pounds and fit. Things have changed and I’m learning to find a new normal in all areas of our lives.

It’s a process and I’m more than happy to be figuring it all out. 🙂

What’s new in your world?

  • Cheryl Murray

    Brooke, I need to start losing too. Although, the new WW doesn’t work well for me. I’m using the old plan. I’ve had some trouble with my thyroid medication and now I’m back on track. I have to lose about 10 pounds and gain some muscle. I’ve had some back/nerve problems and I’m finally able to exercise again. Love the baby! Enjoy that precious time. It goes by too fast. My baby is 21.

  • Molly Layden

    Great choice, your daughter definitely will agree with your answer when you are order. I struggled with BF too and wish I was as wise as you are. Its an added stress when it isn’t working and the stress out weighs any of the benefit of a limited supply. You are a great mom! Already making tough decisions. Also if you do things for yourself your family will benefit all around.

  • Chrissy Carroll

    Every woman’s experience is different, but when I started working out it didn’t do anything to my supply. I’m still nursing at 18 months and have done a half marathon, cycling race, etc within that time. Just wanted to provide some encouragement that it might not do anything to your supply (though of course if it does, there’s nothing wrong with supplementing of course). 🙂

  • Love the excitement and motivation coming from this post! You’ve got this. Postpartum weight loss can be a hard road, but you know everything about working hard. You’ve done it before, you’ll do it again! <3

  • Biz

    Your daughter is so beautiful! And I couldn’t breast feed to save my life – no matter what I tried, the milk wasn’t coming in, she didn’t want to latch on – so I ditched it and went to formula and never looked back. People told me that Hannah would get sick because I didn’t breast feed, but she never missed a day of school other than chicken pox when she was in kindergarten. Even now at almost 24, she’s probably thrown up once in 20 years!

    Glad you are back to WW! 😀

  • Emily Bronte

    Your little girl is adorable! I am sure your decision to be a healthy happy Momma is what’s important. I had an easy time nursing but firmly believe babies are just fine on formula. I’m not saying to give up, just saying she will adapt if you do. Btw, I’m still working on losing baby weight myself. My children are in their late 30s:-!