|The pictures will be explained at the end of this post :)|
|Such a princess!|
Anyways, while I had my feet in the stirrups and my legs splayed apart, I mentioned to my gyno about my weight staying at the steady 165lbs for the last two months regardless of my diet or exercise routine. She then told me something I had never heard before. Women who breastfeed tend to lose a bunch of weight immediately after giving birth, and then they plateau and pretty much stay steady due to the fact the body keeps and loses what it needs based on the breastfeeding child's needs. That little tidbit of little known knowledge, at least I had never heard it and I'm pretty good at knowing stuff, set off a little ping in my head. So that's why I can't seem to lose anymore baby weight, now it all makes sense! Here I was somewhat but not really beating myself up over it all, and it was just my body doing what it needs to do to keep me and Piper healthy. Damn! It sure would have been nice to know this a long time ago!
|I'm trying not to post all 200 of these!|
|Trying to pick the best grin...it's a tough call!|
|Head on or profile? Another tough call!|
|She's just so dang happy in all these!|
As I see it, I'll be damned if I diet and not get anywhere because my body will store what it needs for Piper regardless of what I try not to ingest. And I'll be damned if I deny myself tasty treats (donuts) here and there since I'll burn excess calories feeding her anyways!
|Sometimes curiosity gets the better of her!|
I've had this post partially written since the weekend but due to Piper teething, a couple of outings, and getting used to new sleeping arrangements (Piper has moved into my bed but I have a whole other post about that one int the works) I haven't got around to finishing it until today. Believe it or not she decided to take a nap so I decided to jump on this brief opportunity to get this thing finished! Anyways, since I started writing this I have actually dropped a few pounds. I was 160lbs when I weighed this morning, so odd. I have been eating a lot of cabbage soup the past couple of weeks. I'm not on the cabbage soup diet, I just like the soup and it is calorie free. I'm surprised that I dropped any weight, and I'll be more surprised if it hasn't crept back by the end of the week, but we'll see. I'll be happy about it while it lasts.
|But in the end, she cannot resist having her picture taken!|
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|This one is just to make sure you're paying attention!|