I was led to believe that through the magic of breastfeeding,, the weight would melt off. I'm here to call BS on that.
I did lose 20 pounds before coming home from the hospital, but I was so insanely swollen that most of that was fluid.
I lost another 3-4 pounds in the first few weeks and have held steady since then.
I am now officially trying to lose weight...excepting the chips and dips I ate last night after wrestling the baby to sleep. Salty snacks are my bugaboo, so I did congratulate myself on the strength I had in throwing out the remainder of the chips and dip this morning. That was doubly hard for me because I hate wasting food...it's the same thing as wasting money, and I am supremely cheap.
At the moment I have about 11-12 pounds to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight; my actual goal is to get at least 7 pounds under that weight.
Wish me luck!
I've also worked out for the fourth day in a row. My preferred method of exercise is walking, but it's been gray and rainy all week, so I've doing work out DVDs in my living room.