Can I still get in on this? I'm 5'8" and 253lbs. I don't have a specific plan yet. I was just talking to dh today about driving him to and from work in the evenings/mornings so I can take the car to the gym when it isn't needed as a child taxi. ;) This is just the motivation I need to turn that idea into a plan/habit!
Yep! You're in! :) Welcome aboard!
I finally made it out today for some "official" exercise. I walked about a half mile while carrying DD (10 lbs) and pushing DS (40 lbs) in the stroller. It's not much, but it's better than sitting on the couch, right? My insides are still a bit sore from the c-section, so I'm just not sure how much to push it.
Does anyone have any advice on calorie intake while breastfeeding? MyFitnessPal recommends 1580 calories/day in order to lose 1 lb/week. I know bfing can burn 300-500 calories/day all by itself, but I'm just not sure how to adjust while trying to lose weight. DD seems to be a light eater (at least compared to DS), so I'm guessing I'm closer to burning 300 calories/day than 500.
Diana - I'd actually say eat the 500 extra calories -- you're not only nursing, you are healing from major abdominal surgery and your body needs those calories to heal! And, if you short your body on calories for those two things, it will start hanging on to everything you eat and put your metabolism in a lower state making it harder to lose weight.