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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Body After Baby Diary

It's that time.  Time to buckle down and get back into pre pregnancy form.  So far, I have been able to eat whatever I want and still lose weight (I'm breastfeeding).  While that's all well and fabulous right now...let's just face the music - it is not going to last forever.

A week before Cam arrived...He came a little earlier than the expected 12 days!

While I still have this awesome metabolism/fat burning benefit, I have got to buckle down and get back into a realistic eating routine.  I started with a trip to the grocery store yesterday-the first one in about a month!  

Diet Pepsi (Caffeine free that is!  Haha I am definitely making up for lost time)  Oikos Greek Yogurt is the bomb.com, I'm feeling some peach smoothies in my future, and my friend suggested that chocolate milk was great to drink while breastfeeding...no complaints there!  Chewy Peanut butter chocolate granolas for the sweets cravings, and oatmeal chocolate chip breakfast cookies are quick & easy for busy mornings.  The rest of the groceries are clean eating friendly...besides what I have to buy for my hubby.

On my list?  Protein, dairy, fruits, and veggies.  Like I have mentioned before...clean eating is my goal-but I have got to figure a way to do so at a decent price range.

I figured the most practical way to do this would be a Weight Watcher's approach with an emphasis on wholesome, non-processed foods.  I'm not joining the meetings or online communities or any of that jazz, just simply calculating my daily points.

I have lost around 20 lbs since leaving the hospital without following a diet plan.  At 2 weeks post partum, I am 8 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight.  I want to lose this (and maybe some more) while building muscle and tone that I have lost due to taking it easy for 9 months while baby Cam was making his way into our lives:)

         


These pics are so awkward and embarrasing...

I hear it takes several weeks (maybe even months) for a women's body to return back to normal after giving birth.  I know that I had some major swelling in my belly, but it continues to go down one day at a time.  Here's to hoping the rest of my body finds it way back to the norm in weeks rather than months!

If your interested in figuring out your own points, click here.  Also, click here for an online points calculator.

As soon as I'm cleared by my doctor at my 6 week follow-up (Hello May 3rd!), I am planning on hitting up Jillian Michael's Body Revolution.  I am so excited to begin this, I CAN'T wait!  I have SO missed working out.

Well...here goes!  I plan on continuing to blog about my progress every week as a way to keep myself accountable and motivated.  (Inspired by Lindsay Brin...her Mom's Into Fitness Blog is one of my favorites!) Hopefully there will be lots of recipes, yummy food finds, and time efficient work out tips in the near future:)



If you are also in the process of losing baby weight or beginning your own weight loss/fitness goals- I would love to hear from you and any advice, tips, or recipes you may have to share!  Just leave your comments or email me at:  
radianceandwhimz@hotmail.com

Cam's 1st lake trip:)


Dusti Cox said...

First of all, congratulations on a fantastic blog. I've been following it since I discovered it many months ago (I hope that's not weird. I'm sorry if it is.) I don't think we've ever actually spoken, but I have loved following the steps of your getting ready for baby Cam. (Who, btw, is completely precious!) I've considered commenting before, but this one led me to do it. Round of applause! I've considered blogging a weight loss/get in shape journey as a way to keep myself accountable, but I always back out for two reasons: fear of failure, which I will have made public, and my inability to post pictures of myself "letting it all hang out". I'm sure that wasn't the easiest thing to do (not that you don't look great, trust me you do) but because it's never easy to put yourself on display when you feel that you're less than your best. Hopefully you'll have a much easier time at it than I have. I recently hung a picture of myself on the fridge from years ago, when I was very fit. I've managed to lose 50 lbs in the last two years (due to random spurts of effort that I inevitably abandon), but I really am ready to buckle down and shed the last 22. (Wow, I just endured a wave of Shane at admitting that I allowed two pregnancies and quite a bit of laziness to ever have me 72 lbs over ideal weight. Eesh!) Good luck on your journey, and I look forward to seeing more. I find it strangely motivating. (BTW, we really should officially meet. Cade has only ever had wonderful things to say about you, and if you could overlook my terrible awkwardness at meeting new people, I do think I'd like to know you)

Dusti Cox said...

Oh gosh, so sorry for the novel. I tried to edit that after I saw that my phone had decided to make me look like a goob, but it wouldn't let me. That should be wave of *shame*. I don't even know a Shane. :)

cassidy adams said...

Hey Dusti!
So glad you have been following!:) Sometimes I feel like I am writing to myself on here but I have fun anyway:) LOL I would love to meet you as well, and I am also bad at meeting new people-I am pretty shy! I debated on whether or not to make this public (weight loss journey) but I really think it will help me to be accountable and network with other girls to figure out what works best...what doesn't...etc! I really love fitness, it's just something fun to work toward and a great stress reliever! I say go for it! I would love to have another blog friend trying to do the same thing:) Thank you, your girls are adorable as well!
Cassidy:)

Nellie's Cozy place said...

what a lovely picture of you and your beautiful family.
So happy things went well, and epidurals are wonderful.........
no judging from me, had them with both my kids......nothing to prove
but nice to enjoy the experience.

blessings, Nellie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

what a lovely picture of you and your beautiful family.
So happy things went well, and epidurals are wonderful.........
no judging from me, had them with both my kids......nothing to prove
but nice to enjoy the experience.

blessings, Nellie

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