Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Weight loss woes
I gave birth to Aidan just over a month ago and I immediately lost 20 pounds. It is said that breast feeding promotes weight loss and Aidan is being exclusively breast fed. Well, in the last month I have lost exactly 0 pounds! I have cut back on the amount of food I eat (but still more than I ate pre-pregnancy since I'm nursing) and I exercise every day. I take all 12 flights of stairs going down and take 5 flights going up. I powerwalk nearly every day for a minimum of 40 minutes. I also do a pilates post pregnancy exercise video every other day. The scale is not budging. Why why why?!?!? This is certainly not a weight my body is targeted for. I need lose 30 pounds. My natural weight falls at around 140 and I haven't budged from 170. It makes me depressed about my looks and when I'm already homesick and still waiting for my husband's visa to come through, it doesn't help my mood.