Didn't see a WW thread for the new month/year, so I thought I'd start one.
I didn't post much on the last thread (maybe not at all) because I've really been struggling with a plateau since around Thanksgiving. Not sure if it was switching to the new plan or just that my body was hitting a set point or getting very close to a healthy weight or what. I've been hovering around 150. I realized though that many moms who are nursing hold on to an extra 10 lbs that their body won't let go of until they're done nursing. 140 is definitely a healthy weight for me (though I'd like to be closer to 130) and so maybe that is part of why I'm struggling at this point. I am nursing a toddler, which is hard in its own way, because unlike a baby who is fairly consistent in the amount they nurse (except obviously during a growth spurt) there is much more variation it seems in how much my toddler nurses. Some days its only 3 nursings and other days it seems nearly constant. My leader suggested that perhaps I needed to cut out my extra nursing points, but I noticed I seem to do better when I'm eating all of my daily points+ with some of the weeklies thrown in as well. I actually think my body may be trying to hold on to fat to protect my nursling (does that seem reasonable?) Any way I don't know exactly what's going on, but I think I might need to focus on other health indicators right now and just let my weight do what its going to do. I really want to focus on getting my body fat percentage down (by building up lean muscle), I want to exercise more consistently and improve my endurance and skills especially.
In one of life's funny twists, Dh, the kids, and I all got food poisoning the morning of New Year's eve. On New Year's day I woke up with horrible abdominal pain and ended up driving myself to the ER. So the bad news was that on top of food poisoning I also had/have a UTI. The good news though was that after having borderline high blood pressure after ds was born (when I weighed 180), yesterday my blood pressure was down to 105/70. So right now I'm really celebrating that because I know that I've really helped make myself healthier and that's so much more important than the vanity lbs you know. Also I was really worried about stepping on a scale because I didn't really count points since christmas eve, but I was also curious about how a bout of food poisoning might have played into it all, and I was down to 146.8 on the scale which is definitely my lowest weight since having kids. I know I might go back up a bit when I don't feel so icky, but since it took me a month to recover from thankgiving it would be great if I could get back on track quicker post christmas.
So if anyone else though has experience with slowed weight loss as you approach the healthy range, or nursing and weight loss, changing body composition, I would love to hear any advice or experience. Thanks and Happy New Year!