Plan B: Week two update

by DaniGirl on September 4, 2008 · 6 comments

in Me, only better

Hey, lookit that! I’ve lost four and a half pounds in just over two weeks! Yay me!!

So it looks like this Plan B thing is working out for me. I’m still rather obsessive about my eating; I’ve rediscovered Calorie Count’s online tools, and have been meticulously recording every calorie consumed and expended. According to them, right now I’m expending around 850 calories a day more than I’m taking in — no wonder I’m losing weight. I’ve read that 3500 calories burned is one pound of fat, so I’m on track to burn about a pound every four days or so, exactly the results I’ve been seeing.

This week’s neurosis was whether my relatively low new calorie consumption will harm my (already rather pathetic) breastmilk. I’m finding that I don’t even need to consume the full 1400 calories I’m allowed each day without starving. I found some great info on La Leche League’s site that confirmed what I suspected: there’s not too much you can do to alter the composition of your breast milk and in fact, your body will give the best of your nutrients to the baby rather than hoard them for yourself. Don’t worry, Mom, I’m not starving myself. Must, however, be better at remembering to take my vitamins. If you’re interested, I also really liked the Body Mass and Calorie Expenditure tool on this site, the only one I’ve found that takes into consideration whether you’re lactating or not. Also provides an excellent breakdown on what your calorie intake should comprise. Good stuff!

So not only have I lost 4 1/2 pounds, but I’m about three inches slimmer around the waist, which is where I really needed to lose it. I’m still around 40 inches at the waist (from 34 prepregnancy) and my pot belly makes me look about four months pregnant. Those darn 10 lbs babies have stretched almost all of the elasticity out of it, but it’s slowly melting back into shape.

Go me!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annika September 4, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Go girl!!!!!!

2 Jen September 4, 2008 at 9:13 pm

You’re doing excellent! I do believe you just may be my motivation to get back on the wagon (that I fell off about 4 weeks ago)! Keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

3 suze September 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Wahoo! Congrats to you ๐Ÿ™‚

(heehee, my captcha is assas harper, which at first glance looked like asshat harper, which warmed the cockles of my heart…)

4 Kia September 4, 2008 at 10:43 pm

That is some AWESOME progress! Yay you!!! I’m envious. ๐Ÿ™‚

5 trixie September 5, 2008 at 12:29 pm

That’s practically a dress sizeโ€”woot!
Share some meal ideas, Skinny ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Lee September 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Terrific!!! Keep up the great work!

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