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I'm back to work today, BOOO!!! It's going well so far, except that I forgot my pump at home this morning! Luckily my husband is home with the boys, so he brought it to me once he put Connor on the bus.<br><br>
I've pumped twice and fed the baby once (when hubby brought me my pump I nursed Gavin) and I have 17 ounces so far! Go tatas!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Gavin has only taken 3 from the bottle so far, so it looks like my freezer stash will grow quickly (and hopefully soon I can donate some of it!)<br><br>
I'm back to my 6am workouts again, surprisingly it wasn't too hard getting up, but we'll see how I feel after a week of doing it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I met with my trainer again, he put me on the body composition machine (tells you your weight, body fat%, body water%, muscle mass, bone mass, visceral fat, and metabolic age). My numbers aren't too bad! They're all in the "healthy" range, but of course higher than pre-pregnancy. Now I know where I am and how far I need to go.<br><br>
I talked to him about weight loss, and how to do it safely while breastfeeding 2 kids and pumping for a 3rd (I give Ian at least an ounce a day, and I even sneak some to my husband from time to time, but don't tell him!!) He knows how crucial it is that I don't lose my supply, Connor literally depends on it because he has such low immune function. He gave me a few tips, just little things to do that will help drop a pound here and there, but shouldn't effect supply. I thought I'd pass them on:<br><br>
--If you think you're hungry, drink something instead. If you don't like water (or if you can't "fool" yourself into thinking you're fulfilling your hunger) then add a flavor packet to it. There are some that are just flavor, some that are vitamins, lots of different combinations. And they're cheap!<br><br>
--If you have your baby in the infant carseat (securely strapped, of course) do a few curls. While you're doing this, be sure to tuck in your abs, and if you get really good, you can do some kegels at the same time. Do this every time you put baby in the car or take baby out of car.<br><br>
--If you have baby on you (in some carrier), you can do calf raises, squats (check your form!), lunges (harder with some carriers than others), controlled trunk twists (don't hurt your back!). Most babies like the movement anyway.<br><br>
--Walk up one flight of stairs then take the elevator the rest of the way up. If you're coming down, walk down 1-3 flights then catch the elevator.<br><br>
--Eat a raw veggie or raw fruit before each meal. Have an apple while you make breakfast, munch on a carrot while you prepare lunch, and enjoy some broccoli flowers while dinner is in the oven.<br><br>
These little tips might help you shed just a few more pounds over the course of the winter, which doesn't sound like much, but remember that the average person gains about 2-3 pounds over the winter from a natural drop in activity, so if you lose 2-3, you're actually losing more like 6.
 

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Nice tips. I also try to do lunges while holding Nora during fussy evenings. We walk a mile or so daily w/her in the sling in addition to gym work outs. Just moving is great for my mental health!<br><br>
Also HOLY CRAP on 17 oz in two pumpings! I'm lucky to get 7 or 8! You go!!
 
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