It took me a long time to lose the weight with #1 and I'd like to lose it faster (if possible) this time. Please tell me how you ladies do it!
Here's me so far:
Exercise: I'm 8 weeks postpartum and have between 10-15 pounds to lose (haven't weighed myself in a while because our scale has been at my husband's office - it's a long story!). I started running at 6 weeks postpartum and am jogging 3 days a week for about 30-40 minutes per run at this point. I try to walk with the kids whenever possible - out to play, running errands, whatever! I need to be more consistent about doing stomach exercises - my stomach is more floppy after my 2nd than it was after my 1st! I'm planning to run a 10K in May and that's my motivation. I love running anyway, but it's fun to have something to look ahead and train for. I'll just jog for now and get on a training program when I've built a base.
Eating: I'm eating ok. I haven't been able to give up my evening treat (a little chocolate, or a cookie, or whatever sweets we've got!) - it kind of gives me a little something to look forward to at the end of a long day, you know? I think I'll eventually have to give that up though to lose it all. Otherwise I'm eating pretty well - I think. I wish I could eat more fresh veggies here (China) - but it's a load of work to sanitize them! I need to get off my lazy bum and do it though - it would help. I'm not on a diet at all since I'm nursing - but I am trying to be conscious of what's going in my mouth. I have to work on enjoying my food though - with two kids to look after - I find myself often shoveling my food in quickly because I'm just busy or getting too hungry or thirsty because I haven't had time to pour a glass of water or eat a banana!